About Us

As one of the most successful independent consumer co‑operatives in the UK, we're proud to be able to offer a wide range of services from our family of businesses. You'll see that as a co‑operative, we trade differently from other retailers.

We're owned by our members, the people of Lincolnshire and Newark, and have been for more than 150 years. You can click here to see all our store locations.

We recycle ALL our profits locally. We do this by sharing dividend with our members, investing in new and improved services and by giving grants and donations to local community groups, charities and schools through our Community Champions scheme.


What is a co-operative?

What is a co-operative?

Co-ops are a unique way of doing business!


Board of Directors

Board of Directors

Our Board of Directors is made up of members and any eligible member can stand for election to the board.


History 1929 Store

Our history

It's commonly thought that the beginning of the international co-operative can be traced back to a small building on Toad Lane, in Rochdale.


Financial reports

Financial reports

Our latest directors' report and financial statements is for 2016/17.


Election results 2018

Election results 2018

Results of the 2018 election to our Board of Directors.


Our purpose

Our purpose

Our purpose and approach