Central England Co-operative introduces award-winning COOK frozen food into selected stores

Shoppers at Central England Co-op can now enjoy a new range of frozen food thanks to the introduction of the award-winning COOK brand at a select number of stores across the country.

Mouth-watering gourmet ready meals and Indian and Thai takeaway favourites are among the products that have been introduced at seven Central England Co-op Food Stores.

Customers can now enjoy ‘Great Taste Award’ winning meals including Coq Au Vin, Chicken, Ham and Leek Pie and Macaroni Cheese, as well as other traditional favourites such as Classic Fish Pie, Lasagne al Forno and Chilli Con Carne.

For those looking for a tasty takeaway option, the COOK range offers a wide variety of Indian and Thai takeaway meals including classics such as Chicken Jalfrezi, Chicken Tikka Masala and Thai Green Curry.

Shoppers hoping for great vegetarian options are equally well served with Roasted Vegetable Lasagne, Portobello Mushroom Risotto and Yellow Vegetable Curry.

Martin Hill, Head of Product and Category at Central England Co-op, said: “We are delighted to be introducing the COOK frozen food range in to selected stores for 2019 following a successful trial where we received fantastic customer feedback.

“COOK are a company with a well-established reputation for making high quality, flavoursome food products which we are confident will be hugely popular and provide even more choice for our customers.”

The new range has been introduced at the following Central England Co-op stores:

  • Bakewell supermarket, Derbyshire
  • Bungay convenience store, Norfolk
  • Halesworth supermarket, Suffolk
  • Oakham supermarket, Rutland
  • Stirchley supermarket, Birmingham
  • Whetstone supermarket, Leicestershire
  • Wildwood supermarket, Stafford


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 2018.

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 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

James Brindle at Central England Co-operative on 01543 421426

Email - publicrelations@centralengland.coop