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Co-op Franchise

Franchise with Co-op

Become a Co-op franchise – a truly unique proposition that’s delivered a 50% increase in store turnover for some franchisees.

With the capability to deliver franchising at scale, offering our award-winning food, in new places to attract new customers and members, Co-op is actively recruiting franchise partners, giving likeminded retailers the opportunity to explore a truly unique proposition through a well-established business model.

Our food business is in its seventh year of like-for-like growth and Co-op is a strong, high-performer and leading in convenience.

This is the first time the 175-year-old supermarket has licenced its brand to independent retailers to share in its convenience success and better serve customers and communities.


What makes Co-op different?

Co-op is the largest consumer co-operative, championing a better way of doing business and exists to create value for its members and the communities in which they trade.

This is a unique proposition for independent retailers who share the Co-op values and principles to become part of the Co-op community and is in addition to having access to Co-op own brand product.

With 2,600 stores across the UK, Co-op franchise stores will benefit from the award-winning, ethically sourced, and high standards of Co-op own brand which includes 100% British meat even when as an ingredient, free range eggs, 100% Fairtrade cocoa and much more.

What’s more is they also have access to Co-op’s membership scheme which gives money back on own brand purchases as well as a percentage being donated to local community causes. 


Co-op and Nisa – working together to support you.

In May 2018, the Co-op completed its acquisition of Nisa Retail Limited

The opportunity provides an environment in which independent retailers can flourish.

Primarily it brings enhanced buying capability, allowing Nisa partners to trade their businesses in the way they choose.  As a result of combined buying synergies this acquisition brings the benefit of competitive prices and promotions for Nisa Partners and access to a deeper range and industry leading own brand proposition. 

The Co-op acquisition of Nisa is successfully delivering against our strategy of increasing Co-op’s buying power and achieving wider distribution of Co-op own brand products into more communities.

90% of partners are now taking Co-op own brand products and Co-op own brand products accounts for 90% of all own brand sales through Nisa.

Our Nisa market share also continued to grow a significantly faster rate than the market as consumers are choosing to shop local.


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