Co-op Franchise

Interested in the growth opportunities of running a Co-op franchise store?

Through our partnership with the Co-op, we have the exclusive rights to the Co-op franchise opportunity for retailers with ten or less stores. If you are already a Costcutter Supermarkets Group retailer, belong to another Symbol Group (except Nisa) or operate your store under your own brand, please read on to find out how we can help you grow your sales through this unique Co-op franchise opportunity.

Why become a Co-op franchisee?

Becoming a Co-op franchisee offers a unique way to grow your sales and manage your store.

With benefits such as Co-op’s award-winning Own Brand products, unique membership proposition, and market-leading forecasting and replenishment systems, you will find that being a Co-op franchisee is great for your business.

In Co-op franchise trials among existing Costcutter Supermarkets Group stores, we have seen high levels of sales growth and increased footfall while also enjoying the benefits from Co-op’s ‘by the book’ approach to running a store.

What you’ll get

  • Co-op’s iconic retail brand

  • Co-op’s 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

Who can apply

To be a Co-op franchisee, your store, as a minimum, must have:

  • Net sales of over £20,000 a week, excluding VAT and services such as Lotto, Paypoint, Post Office or fuel
  • 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

Apply to be a franchisee

You can register your interest by emailing us at

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