Central England Co-op partners with food delivery app Just Eat to provide even more options for shoppers
Posted by james brindle | Published: 24/02/2022
- Central England Co-op joins with Just Eat to begin offering the on-demand grocery service at 10 stores across the retailer’s trading area
- Shoppers using the popular Just Eat app can now purchase a range of food and drink which are then picked and delivered to the door
- Stores in Cambridgeshire, Leicestershire, Nottinghamshire, Northamptonshire, the West Midlands and Yorkshire are included in the initial 10 stores
Central England Co-op has entered into a partnership with Just Eat as it continues to provide convenient options for its customers and members to receive their groceries straight to their door.
The collaboration initially begins with 10 of the retailer’s food stores across its trading area, with Just Eat customers in those locations able to get their groceries delivered from their local Central England Co-op.
Shoppers choose items using the app which are then picked and packed at the nearby store by local colleagues before being delivered to them via Just Eat’s network of delivery drivers.
Customers ordering via Just Eat have access to over 1,500 products including everyday groceries, drinks and snacks. Now, shoppers in the area have the opportunity to top up their weekly shop with forgotten items, get those essentials for their evening meal or treat themselves to something special.
The stores are:
- Evington Road, Leicester
- Narborough Road, Leicester
- Knightthorpe Road, Loughborough
- Boyslade Road, Burbage
- Mansfield Road, Skegby
- Mayors Walk, Peterborough
- Occupation Road, Corby
- Keresforth Hill Road, Kingstone
- Overslade Road, Bilton
- Hill Top, West Bromwich
Claire Koziol, Head of Stores at Central England Co-op, said: “We’re excited to partner with Just Eat to give our customers and members in these 10 initial locations a quick and easy way to get their groceries delivered to their door in quick time.
“We are committed to making it as easy as possible for our customers to shop with us and this partnership gives us the opportunity to not only provide another option for our communities but also work with a recognised and respected brand in home delivery.”
Andrew Kenny, Managing Director UK at Just Eat, said: “We’re excited to further expand Just Eat’s grocery offering. With over 60,000 restaurant and grocery partners on the Just Eat platform and an extensive delivery reach across 95% of the UK, this partnership with Central England Co-op marks the next stage in Just Eat’s commitment to delivering the best service and range of options for our customers.”
The partnership comes as demand for on-demand grocery deliveries is on the rise in the UK and follows Just Eat Takeaway.com’s global commitment to expanding and building on its extensive existing delivery network, including through convenience grocery operations.
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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 with interests in food, funeral, floral and property investment.
Owned by hundreds of thousands of members, its over 8,000 colleagues serve customers across 400 plus trading sites in 20 counties in the East and West Midlands, Yorkshire, Suffolk, Norfolk, Bedfordshire, Cambridgeshire, Oxfordshire, Gloucestershire and Wiltshire.
Its purpose is to inspire communities to create a sustainable Society for all.
It actively campaigns for the Government to increase sentencing for violent attacks on retail workers and works with FareShare Midlands and hundreds of food banks, generating enough food donations to create over 2.1 million meals for people in need.
The Society embraces inclusivity and equality and is a signed-up member to the Business in the Community (BITC) Race at Work Charter, while it is also fully committed to addressing the impact of climate change and is on track to be Carbon Neutral by 2030.
It invests a percentage of its trading profit into local communities through its Community Dividend Fund scheme which has seen over £175,000 shared out between 116 good causes over the past 12 months.
Central England Co-op was named Leading Co-op of the Year by Co-operatives UK in 2021.
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