Join the Co-op Franchise

Costcutter Supermarkets Group has partnered with the Co-op to offer a unique franchise opportunity. We’re looking for entrepreneurial retailers and investors to join us in this new and exciting era of convenience retailing.

Through our partnership with the Co-op, we have exclusive rights to the Co-op franchise for retailers or investors with ten or less stores.

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An exciting franchise opportunity

This new, exciting business model is already working. Co-op franchise trials among existing CSG stores have already reported high levels of sales growth and increased footfall.

Co-op Franchise offers retailers and investors across the UK the opportunity to open, own and operate a Co-op store, with the combined support of both the Co-op and CSG through every step of the journey. With two outperforming brands on your side, this is a truly unique proposition in convenience retail.

The convenience sector is enjoying consistent year-on-year growth and forecast to grow sales by 16.6% over the next five years [Source: IGD]. The Co-op is proud to be a leader within the convenience sector, with shoppers actively choosing Co-op which has driven 6 years of continuous growth.

The benefits of Co-op Franchise

There are many benefits to becoming a Co-op Franchise, including access to its iconic branding and the opportunity to stock its Own Brand products.

You’ll tap into Co-op’s unique membership proposition, giving back to members and local communities. You’ll also have access to market-leading forecasting and replenishment systems and enjoy Co-op’s ‘by the book’ approach to running a store, making life simpler in the hectic retail industry.

You’ll benefit from the power of the Co-op brand, including £7bn UK sales, 5.5m members and over 4,000 stores. As you’ll still be a CSG retailer, you will also benefit from our unrivalled business support, ensuring you get all the help you need to develop your business.

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What you get with Co-op

As a Co-op franchisee, you’ll unlock access to:

  • Co-op’s iconic retail brand
  • An award-winning, ethically-sourced, fairly-traded Own Brand product range
  • Co-op membership and community support, making a positive difference to your community
  • Store layout, category space allocation and range tailored to your store catchment
  • Full training on how to operate a Co-op store
  • Helpdesk service 24 hours a day, 7 days a week
  • Tailored account management focused on growing together
  • Ongoing operational support to embed training, process and store routines
  • Complete management dashboard
  • Deliveries up to 7 days a week through Co-op’s nationwide network
  • Expert support and guidance throughout the store conversion process

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The Commercial benefits

Co-op franchise stores deliver a proven minimum 50% uplift for existing independent convenience stores.

As a Co-op franchisee, you will benefit from:

  • No franchise fee
  • 3% royalty fee payable on net sales
  • Co-op contribution to cover areas of store development

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Who Can Apply

If you already have a convenience store that you are interested in converting into a Co-op franchise, then you must have the following:

  • Net sales of over £20,000 a week, excluding VAT and services such as Fuel, Paypoint, Lottery, Concessions
  • A sales area over 2,000 sq. ft.
  • A back of house (warehouse) over 800 sq. ft.
  • Good parking, either parking bays or on-street parking

If you are a retailer or investor and do not currently have a site in mind, then please contact us as we offer a site location service which will help identify the perfect Co-op franchise location. Whether you are looking for a freehold or leasehold property, we are experienced in finding existing stores or new build sites.

Developers & Landlords

If you are a developer or landlord and feel you have a suitable site for a Co-op franchise store then please contact us as we have retailers and investors who are interested.

Register your Interest in the Co-op Franchise now and we will be in touch.
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