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Free cotton bags as plastic bag levy starts

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 […]

Poole pupils cut the ribbon to open new neighbourhood store

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 […]

Cheswick Village store opening supports school’s community alliance

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 […]

Poole store opening hits the right note!

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 […]

Partnership between The Southern Co-operative and Create and Cook Competition achieves Local Impact Award as part of Business in the Community’s Responsible Business Awards

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 […]

The heat is on for young cooks in competition final

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 […]

Win a Day Full of Local Flavour

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 […]