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The best convenience store for price and the environment
Member Name: ruthosborne1
Advantages: Convenience, Hot and Cold food, Environmentaly freindly
Disadvantages: A little overpriced, doesnt hold every food type
The co-op is an excellent all rounder fo food basics, extras you might need everyday and of course one can do their main shop at this store however it is a little expensive to do this.
I shop at the co op regularly which also hosts to somerfield as they are now the same company which in turn has led to alot cheaper products on the shelves but still to a very high quality and standard. Items such as fresh meat and veg are mainly from elmwood farm which boats good quality products and up to scratch with animal welfare which is always a huge plus in my books. This of course also means that the meat is well produced and not pumped full of chemicals and water.
The co op has become a bigger part of my life in the past few years since it has increased its awareness of environmental issues and its carrier bags are biodegradable, its meat is form a well renowned farm and its fruit and veg is always to a good standard also.
Of course healthy eating aside it also boasts its own in store bakery and the food is lovely. With freshly baked pastries, baguettes, bread rolls and doughnuts to die for this is a big bonus in my books. Also it holds a small hot food area where bacon rolls and hot pasties can bu purchsaed. These are not to bad price wise but one tip is to go after 9pm and then nearly all of their fresh itmes such as this are reduced usually down to as little as 25p!
The co op is obviously most handy for items such as bread, milk and cereals, everyday items where you just need to rush in and purchase them. Yes the cost is slightly higher than the average supermarket but in recent years they have strived to bring down costs and become more freindly and this has most certainly worked.
Summary: A great convenience store which is great for the environment