Lights, camera, action as our distribution hub stars in new film

Posted by Rob Smyth | 11/04/2018 | Category: Food


A specially created film will allow customers and members of Central England Co-op to have a behind the scenes look at how their shopping ends up in their baskets.

Filmmakers have created a video showcasing the massive amount of work undertaken by colleagues at the Society’s Leicester-based distribution hub to supply hundreds of stores across 16 counties.

As well as offering a never before seen look at Central England Co-op’s distribution operation, the movie also reveals some amazing statistics that show just what goes into shelves stocked all year round.

Some of these facts and figures include:

  • The three distribution sites deliver to over 200 hundred stores, 24 hours a day, 364 days a year
  • Over 30 million cases of products are delivered each year including 150,000 tubs of chocolate at Christmas and 80,000 cases of chocolate eggs at Easter
  • The Food Distribution Centre helps Central England Co-op’s environmental work by helping to recycle 345 tonnes of cardboard every single month

Robin Farrell, Head of Distribution and Logistics at Central England Co-operative, said: “This film is a great showcase of the continuous hard work of all the colleagues who support the Society’s distribution operation.

“We hope that it shows the scale of what our teams do and emphasises that we do all this and more for our customers and members all year round.”

Over 300 workers help supply over 200 stores across 16 counties from the Society’s Food Distribution Centre, which is spread over 120,000 sq ft and is the equivalent size of six Olympic swimming pools.

The Society’s distribution hub is also home to a 42,000 sq ft Chilled Distribution Centre which supplies everything from turkeys and pork pies to double cream and fruit.


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