As of September 7th 2017, we have had the pleasure of being stocked in 44 South Eastern Co-Operative stores with three of our devilishly moreish flavours: Original, Ginger and Date & Walnut. Since then, we have been in Co-Operative Food stores giving tasters to customers and reveling in the delight that they have had in trying Goupie! We are truly thrilled to have been chosen to be stocked by the Co-Operative and know that their ideals and ethics completely match our own. With that said, it only seems fitting that they are our Featured Retailer for the month of February.
The Co-Operative champion issues that matter to their customers, they take great care in understanding where their ingredients and products come from in order to fairly and ethically support the chains that supply their stores. In addition to this, the Co-op are the official sponsor for Love British Food who (in conjunction with Co-op) late last year featured us as a part of their British Food Fortnight! Since their inception, the Co-Operative have been a major supporter of British produced foods with an aim to source even further British goods.
Fairtrade products are often spoken about when it comes to ethical trade, but the Co-Operative have gone further and are the UK’s largest convenience seller of Fairtrade products and have even introduced their own 'Beyond Fairtrade' programme in order to go one step further.
Over the past year or so, you may have noticed a change in branding of the Co-Operative. Going back to an older black and blue design and additionally offering their members a new discount scheme as a way to further their growth. This rebranding worked as this year the Co-Operative have plans to open 100 new stores across the UK this year, this following the takeover of the Nisa convenience chain and a deal to supply 2500 Costcutter stores.
It's clear that Goupie and the Co-Operative are a match made in heaven (just in time for Valentine’s Day!), so be sure to check out your local South Eastern Co-Operative store (or the stockist map on our website here!) and get yourself some wonderful Goupie goodness!
To find out more about the Co-Operative click here.