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We’ve got all the right ingredients

Join Southern Co-op as a Welcome franchise and be part of our nationally recognised food retail business.

With nearly 200 co-operative stores, over 25 franchise stores, a £9.5 billion combined buying power and over 140 years retail experience, Southern Co-op can help you grow your food retail business through partnership with one of the UK’s best known brands with a commitment to the customers we serve and communities we trade in.

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What’s on the menu…

Truly irresistible products available in our franchise stores

– Award-winning own label range where quality, ethical sourcing and freshness is assured

– Deliveries up to 6 days a week and no minimum drops

– Cardboard and plastic collection

Co-operative lorry delivering goods to a franchise store– A full online training and support programme for your teams

– Online access to planograms

– Full EPOS and Back Office system

Image of a community group supported by one of our franchise partners– Store planning and design expertise from our Retail Development team

– Marketing support for local events and store launches

– Benefit from national advertising

Take a look at our product range…

Fresh products available in our franchise stores
Pick of the crop

We’ve got a fresh food  range your customers will love, from their five-a-day fruit and veg to a wide selection of fresh meat

Bakery products available in our franchise stores
Lovely loaves and tasty pastries

We’ve got all your bakery favourites on our in-store bakery range, from the classics to exciting seasonal products within this growing category

Own Co-operative brand products, Loved by us, available in our franchise stores
Loved by us, loved by our customers


If you’re looking for an own label range focused on delicious food and exciting product innovation, you’ll love our award-winning own label range. From pizzas and ready meals to cheese and wine, this range delivers great value and taste

Check out our latest award winning Franchise partners: Best Convenience Store and Best use of technology 

Got a taste for a new franchise partner?

Whether you are an existing store or have an empty unit to fill, we’d like to talk more if…

  • Your store/s is/are located south of the M4 between Devon and Kent
  • The retail trading area is 1,400 sq ft or more
  • You’re committed to delivering the best service and standards for customers
  • You believe that community involvement is key to the success of your business