Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
Below are some of the frequently asked questions about our property requirements, The Co-operative Food Acquisitions Team and the Group.
What are The Co-operative Food's property requirements?
The search for new stores will be pretty broad to encompass the majority of our current estate – namely 2,000–18,000 (net) sq ft stores. We can be very flexible with the shape as each store is designed individually, and we do not operate 'model' store layouts which acquisitions have to comply with. We are committed to the development of our stores, and to demonstrate this we are investing over £500m in our food store estate.
How do I apply for a job with the Co-operative Property Team?
We are interested to hear from talented professionals who are willing to help us with our ambitious expansion plans. If you would like to know more about careers with The Co-operative Food, please visit:
Where can I find out more about The Co-operative Food stores?
To find your nearest store, please visit:
What is a co-operative?
A co-operative is a group of people acting together to meet the common needs and aspirations of its members, sharing ownership and making decisions democratically.
Co-operatives are not about making big profits for shareholders, but creating value for customers – this is what gives co-operatives a unique character, and influences our values and principles.
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Our members are our owners; they tell us what is important to them and we listen and act on it. It’s part of our model: as a consumer co-operative, we run our business for the benefit of our members. That means our members are involved in democratic decision-making, and we re-invest in our business – sharing profits with our members.
Our members also set a social and campaigning agenda that we support. In fact - because our members wanted it - we’ve become pioneers in areas such as fairtrade and combating climate change. Of course, the more commercially successful we are, the more we can do to give back to the communities we serve and to influence the wider world.
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