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Co-op great for odds and ends but a little pricey compared to most
Member Name: susan42
Advantages: Close to home, friendly staff, good choice, quality products
Disadvantages: A little pricer than most big supermarkets
I have 3 co ops in a three mile radius to me and they are similar in appearances, but so different in prices.
I found not all co ops offer the same things and the price can vary from a couple of pounds to a couple of pence.
I love to go to the one in our village, you can pick up the bread and milk, buy a lottery ticket, and even the newspaper, they offer a good quality service and are so helpful and considerate. Ours even has a cash point, but i`m sure you can ask for cash back in most of their stores.
They have a good variety of produce and alot is locally sourced which is a good thing. You do pay more than the asdas or tescos but i find the service is more personal and you dont need a car to get to them.
The coop is not the place to go if ou want to do a big shop as the veriety and choice is not there.
But i tend to visit mine once a day and find it idea for topping up my groceries.
I was without the car one week and did my " shop " there, things were more expensive but cost me less because I didnt get tempted to purchase all the bits i really dont need.
Summary: A great shop for your street corner, cheaper than individual retailers, about mid range