Buy fresh turkey with confidence this Christmas from Central England Co-op

People who like to enjoy fresh turkey as the centrepiece of their Christmas dinner should make a date in the diary for 19 December, when Central England Co-operative’s fresh turkeys land in stores.

Customers can choose from succulent Co-op Fresh British Small Whole Turkey (2-3.04kg), £17.50, tasty Co-op Fresh British Medium Turkey Breast Crown (1.9-2.49kg), £24.00 or for those entertaining lots of guests this year, opt for the Co-op Fresh British Large Turkey Breast Crown (2.5-2.99kg) at £28.00.

Kev Morris, manager at the Atherstone Food Store, said “Central England Co-op starts planning for Christmas in January each year to ensure our customers can have the best fresh turkey on the Christmas dinner table. We know that food provenance is important to our customers and they can buy for the main event with the assurance that our turkeys are 100% British and are all Red Tractor welfare assured.”

The Red Tractor mark means that customers are buying food they can trust, and that they are providing support and security for British farmers. Central England Co-op turkeys are raised on farms in Norfolk and their journey to the Christmas dinner table is designed so that food miles are kept to a minimum.

Everything people need for a festive feast will be at their local Central England Co-op store, including all the expected accompaniments. Be sure to pick up basics such as Co-op Washed White Potatoes (1.5kg), £1.00, Co-op Parsnips 500g, 80p, Co-op Brussels Sprouts 450g, £1.10, Co-op Carrots 1kg, 65p. For added convenience and a little luxury to boot, choose side dishes such as Co-op Trimmings Tray Bake, 400g, £2.50, Co-op Honey & Mustard Parsnips 315g, £1.50, Co-op Brussels Sprouts with Beechwood Smoked Pancetta 250g, £2.50 and Co-op Irresistible Cocktail Sausages Wrapped in Bacon 240g, £3.30 or 2 for £6.

For ways to cook turkey on the big day, or for ideas on how to use up any leftovers, visit

Details of all Central England Co-op’s offers for the festive season can be found at


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About Central England Co-operative

Central England Co-operative is one of the largest independent retail co-operative societies in the UK. 

It is a modern, forward-looking organisation employing over 8,000 staff, with the Society’s principal areas of activity being food, funeral services, travel shops, and property investment.

Central England Co-operative has over 400 trading outlets across 16 counties including; West Midlands, Warwickshire, Worcestershire, Staffordshire, Derbyshire, Leicestershire, Rutland, Nottinghamshire, Northamptonshire, Lincolnshire, West Yorkshire, South Yorkshire, Suffolk, Norfolk, Bedfordshire and Cambridgeshire.  The Society has an ambitious food store development programme for 2019.

Central England Co-operative is proud of its reputation for ethical business practices and corporate responsibility.  It is a member of Business in the Community, the membership organisation that stands for responsible business, and has also won many business awards for excellence.  The Society supports a number of charities including Dementia UK and invests a percentage of its trading profit into local communities.

Becoming a member of Central England Co-operative offers a whole host of benefits ranging from collecting points every time you spend in store to earn a share of the profits, access to members activities and community initiatives including the Community Dividend Fund, which hands out grants of up to £5,000 to charities and good causes across the Society’s trading estate.

Find out how to become a Central England Co-operative member by calling 0800 0501 601, emailing or visiting

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Rob Smyth and James Brindle at Central England Co-operative on 01543 421390

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