The Co-operative Food Win ‘Chilled Retailer of the Year 2014’

September 26, 2014 by The Co-operative Food

?????The Co-operative Food has won ‘Chilled Retailer of the Year 2014’ at the prestigious Retail Industry Awards held last night (Thursday 25th September). The awards, now in their 19th year, recognise the very best in UK retailing.

Beating off competition from other major retailers, the win reaffirms The Co-operative Food’s commitment to become the leading convenience food retailer in the UK.

Matt Hood, Head of Fresh Food at The Co-operative Food says; “We’re immensely proud to have won the Chilled Retailer of the Year award at such a prestigious event and it is reward for a huge efforts by the team to really start to step change our fresh offering for convenience customers. The Co-operative Food’s chilled range has been an area where we have implemented a strategy to really drive innovation and create exciting products that will appeal and delight our customers.

“As a leading convenience retailer, we strive to provide customers with a wide variety of top quality food products on their doorsteps, products which our customers can also be confident are always sourced from British farmers and suppliers, where possible.

From the customer feedback we’ve received, we’re delighted that we’ve started to exceed customer’ expectations on both quality and value for money. However this is just the start and we are looking forward to continuing to delight our valued customers this Christmas and with our plans for next year.’’

In addition to Chilled Retailer of the Year, The Co-operative Food achieved Commended – Fresh Flower Retailer of the Year and one of the retailer’s Store Managers received acknowledgment achieving Highly Commended – Store Manager of the Year, Multiple – Darren Fulcher, Wisbech Cambridgeshire

Further Information:

The Co-operative Food has 2,800 community stores and has launched a new food strategy to enhance its store environment, increase the range of products and ensure value for money.

The business has invested £100m to lower the cost on essential staple products such as bread, milk, eggs, chicken, bacon and bananas, which was supported by a high profile TV advertising campaign.

It has also invested millions in its stores estate and aims to open around 100 new stores this year. In the past six months, 780 new and 2,500 revamped products have been launched and it has seen increased sales across its food to go and ready meals ranges.

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