The Southern Co-operative is a successful independent regional business owned by its members. Established in Portsmouth (Hampshire) over 140 years ago, we now run more than 250 community food stores and funeral homes across eleven counties in southern England. Our growing business also includes an online home shopping service, Co-operative Independent Living, plus a natural burial ground in West Sussex and crematorium in south east Hampshire.
Why we’re different
As a co-operative, we have a purpose beyond profit. Our values and principles support sustainable business practice and we are committed to making a difference in our local communities.
We have proactive partnerships with our members, suppliers, local communities and partner organisations for the benefit of all.
Our members share in the success of our business and can have a say in how our business is run.
We are – and intend to stay – an independent co-operative, although we are licensed to use the national Co-operative Food and Funeralcare branding.
We are a genuine regional business, having been owned by and traded exclusively with people across the south of England for the past 140 years.
We work together with our members, suppliers, community and charity partners for the benefit of all.