The Eastleigh Borough Council in partnership with The Southern Co-operative will be giving away free cotton bags as the single use plastic carrier bag levy comes into force on Monday 5 October. Around 1700 cotton bags will be given away to help encourage people to avoid using plastic bags when they go shopping. They will […]
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The Southern Co-operative’s new neighbourhood food store in Alder Road, Poole, was officially opened by pupils from specialist local school, Langside. The new store, which has created 18 jobs for local people, opened on Wednesday 16 September, and is now open seven days a week from 6am- 11pm. This is the latest store for the […]
The Southern Co-operative’s new neighbourhood food store at Cheswick Village in Stoke Gifford near Bristol, was officially opened by children from Wallscourt Farm Academy, Noodle the school dog and their Principal, Susie Weaver (22 July). 16 jobs have been created for local people at the new store in Longdown Avenue, Cheswick Village, which is open […]
Young musicians from Wessex Youth Music Centre serenaded customers at the opening of The Southern Co-operative’s new convenience food store in Poole. 19 jobs have been created with the opening of the new store at 25 Ringwood Road, Poole, and as Store Manager Craig Corkett confirmed, the store has been well received by customers: “We’ve […]
Two 14 year old cooks from the Isle of Wight have been crowned Create and Cook competition champions by BBC2’s Masterchef: The Professionals champion, Chef Steven Edwards, winning praise for their impressive use of Island produce as well as £1000 for their school’s food technology department.
A partnership between The Southern Co-operative and the regional Create and Cook Competition for school pupils in Hampshire, Isle of Wight and West Sussex has been recognised for its impact in the south east as part of Business in the Community’s (BITC) 2014 Responsible Business Awards. The Responsible Business Awards are the UK’s longest-running and […]
A new convenience food store opened by The Southern Co-operative in Newbury is giving West Berkshire Foodbank its support with a £500 donation and a permanent food collection point in the store. 17 jobs have been created with the opening of the new store at 35 Pound Street (11 June), which was officially opened by […]
The heat is on for young cooks in competition final Four young duos representing Hampshire, Isle of Wight and Sussex will be battling it out for the champion’s trophy on Thursday 26 June at the regional final of the Create and Cook competition, to be judged by the current BBC2 Masterchef; The Professionals champion, Steven […]
Pupils from St Mary’s Primary School in Gosport have officially reopened The Southern Co-operative store in Forton Road, Gosport, which had been closed for a refit. £500 was donated to the school by The Southern Co-operative to celebrate the opening of the store, which has refurbished to improve the store layout and range of produce.
Love food? Love local? Did you know that over 40 Hampshire producers supply the Local Flavours range available in The Southern Co-operative’s Hampshire stores? To celebrate this year’s Hampshire Food Festival, organised by Hampshire Fare and held throughout July, The Southern Co-operative is holding free themed tastings selected from the Local Flavours range in 18 […]