Central England Co-op set to give campers a shopping boost at popular steam rally

Central England Co-op has come up with a novel way of ensuring campers at a popular steam rally don’t miss a thing – by bringing treats and supplies to them.

Staff from the retailer’s store in Brundall will be out and about all over the weekend taking orders from visitors to the Strumpshaw Steam Engine Rally.

They will then fetch their shopping from the local store and deliver back to people to ensure they have all the food and drink they need without missing a single thing.

Central England Co-op will also be offering refreshments and samples throughout the event, which runs until Monday, 27 May.

Jenny Hurst, Member and Community Relations Officer, said: “We can’t wait to be part of such a great community event.
“As well as sponsoring the event wristbands this year for a third year in a row, we will be out and about across the three days offering people samples of some of our great products and providing refreshments.

“We will also be offering a great service for people camping out during the event which will see us take their shopping list and bring the food right to their tent – this means that they won’t have to leave the site and can continue to enjoy the festivities.

“Working for Central England Co-op means that we are proud to be part of our community and supporting this event is a great way of showing that.”

The Brundall store is open from 7am to 10pm seven days a week. The store offers fresh and local fruit and vegetables, an in-store bakery for breads and pastries, chilled beers and wines, fresh and frozen product, Irresistible product ranges, hot food and Costa Coffee.

The store also offers Paypoint, Collect Plus, Lottery, a free cash machine and a free car park. It also hosts a collection point for the local food bank.


Notes to editors


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 member 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 members@centralengland.coop or visiting https://www.members.coop


For more information visit www.centralengland.coop, follow Central England Co-operative on Twitter: @mycoopfood, and on Facebook: facebook.com/centralenglandcooperative


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


Email –publicrelations@centralengland.coop