Who can apply

To be a Co-op franchisee, you must share our values and principles and your store must have:

  • weekly sales of £20,000, excluding vat and sales from services such as Lotto, Paypoint and Post Office
  • a sales area over 2,000 sq ft
  • a back of house (warehouse) over 800 sq ft


If you are interested in a wholesale opportunity, contact our partner Nisa.

If you don’t have a store but are interested in opening a Co-op franchise in future then email us at franchise.enquiries@coop.co.uk, with the following details:

  • the amount of liquid capital you have available to invest (please note we require you to have a minimum of £250k liquid capital to be considered to open a Co-op store)
  • your present occupation or business interests
  • locations of interest
  • why you want to become a Co-op franchisee

If you have a commercial property to rent or sell that the Co-op may be interested in contact Co-op property.

We're looking for ambitious independent franchisees to become part of our Co-op community.

Co-op Heaton Mersey

What you'll get

As a Co-op franchisee you'll benefit from:

  • your store designed as a Co-op, with support from our format, space, layout, merchandising and branding teams
  • Co-op EPOS and back-office services, automated replenishment and store-specific planograms
  • deliveries up to 7 days a week through our nationwide network
  • full training on how to operate a Co-op
  • helpdesk service 24 hours a day, 7 days a week
  • tailored account management, focused on growing together
  • Co-op membership and community support, making a positive difference to your community
  • an iconic retail brand
  • an award-winning, ethically-sourced, fairly-traded, own-brand product range

Accredited by the British Franchise Association

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