As Southern Co-op Welcome franchisees, retailers benefit from 150 years of retail experience and commitment to local communities.
Average store size: Over 2,000sq ft (minimum 1,600sq ft)
Average weekly turnover: At least £25,000 per week (excluding services)
Number of UK retail members: 17 franchisees with 28 franchise stores
Cost of joining: One-off £2,500 joining fee, then a weekly franchise fee
By working in partnership with Southern Co-op, you can access the best of both worlds – all Co-op own-label products, promotions and uniforms, as well as opportunities to offer locally sourced products to give your store a truly local point of difference and still enjoy your independence.
Southern Co-op franchisees benefit from great choice, excellent fresh food quality, ethical standards and ongoing product development. They offer a comprehensive support package with regular visits from a designated operations manager, who works with retailers to help grow their businesses and sales.
As an independent co-operative operating across the south of England, Southern Co-op focuses on ‘quality over quantity’ when it comes to its franchise partners.
Dilan Patel has been working with the group since last April. “We have grown our sales with a professional offer and the freedom to run our store how we want,” he says.