|With over a 170 stores in the south of England, food retail makes up our primary business. Our success is built upon conducting our business in an ethical and socially responsible manner. As well as selling ethical products, we are keen on making a difference in the communities we operate in.|
|Our funeralcare side of the business, what we like to call End of Life Services, is one we are very proud of. We believe the services we offer within this area play an important role in the local communities we operate in.|
|We constantly strive to develop the Funeralcare area of our business and in 2008, we were proud to be awarded full accreditation from Interflora which led to the introduction of an online floristy service.|
|As a Portsmouth-based business owned by local people, we are proud that our team at The Southern Co-operative has supported grieving families in this area for more than 75 years. Unusually, there is currently no crematorium in Havant or East Hampshire and the crematoria in South East hampshire are running at near maximum capacity.
We have been looking at ways in which we may be able to ensure that this position is improved and are currently in the process of building a new local facility to serve this area. Please visit the website to find out how our plans are progressing.
|In June 2009, we launched a campaign to promote a new range of own-brand living aid products under the brand "Xest" to be sold on its home shopping site. This arm of the business has recently been re-branded as Co-operative Independent Living. We are very proud of of this venture and genuinely hope this service will positively effect our customers lives. Click the logo to the left to view the wide range of products we have on offer.|