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Co-operative Food Supply Chain Logistics

Using a fleet of over 1000 vehicles, Co-operative Food Supply Chain Logistics deliver temperature controlled, frozen and ambient products to over 4000 stores. The Co-operative Primary Division works in partnership with operations to provide a wide range of services:

Collection from point of manufacture or warehouse, to destination NDC/RDC
Consolidation of  products delivered into one point
Storage facilities for chilled and frozen
Picking operations
Break bulk facilities.

Co-operative Food Supply Chain Logistics - Collection from warehouse

Temperature Controlled

Using a well established trunking operation and through an efficient network, goods can be collected today and arrive at the destination Co-operative RDC by tomorrow morning.

Co-operative Food Supply Chain Logistics - Storage Facilities

Our network is organised to ensure goods arrive at depot when needed, in time for picking and onward delivery to store.

Alternatively, goods can be delivered by you in to any RDC or direct to the NDC for onward distribution by us to all sites. If necessary we can break down these deliveries for onward shipment.

Co-operative Food Supply Chain Logistics - Picking Operations are available

Storage facilities are offered at our central hub in Alfreton, Derbyshire, and also at various RDC’s.

Our experienced warehouse operations offer various case picking options, where stock can be stored, picked and managed by us on your behalf.

Co-operative Food Supply Chain Logistics - Administration Procedures


The Co-op network for frozen food distribution is based around four stock holding depots at Newhouse, Lea Green, Halesowen and Andover.

The network provides opportunity for collection from supplier and distribution to all four sites.

Frozen storage is available in our facilities at Newhouse.


Collection and delivery to our NDC in Coventry and Regional Distribution Centres.


Collection of clean trays from your designated tray washed delivered into your premises at competitive prices. 


Co-operative Food Supply Chain Logistics Latest News

Castlewood - North Derbyshire

The Co-operative Group’s new £22m food distribution depot in north Derbyshire, started the intake of stock from February this year. The new 477,000 sq ft site, will eventually employ around 1,080 staff and will have created around 340 new jobs.


The Co-operative Group's new multi temperature composite distribution centre at Avonmouth, Bristol, was completed in September 2012, after build commenced in August 2011. The site went ‘live’ in October 2012, and it is planned that during May 2013 Avonmouth will be fully operational, employing c. 900 staff.

Co-operative Food Supply Chain Logistics
The temperature controlled network has developed over time to cover all areas of the UK, and allows prompt movement of product from supplier to end depot. The network is now well-established but with the flexibility to adapt to customer requirements, seasonal variations and promotional activity.

Temperature Controlled Depots Trunking Network:

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Co-operative Food Supply Chain Logistics - Nationwide Distribution - Click to See the Trunking Network

Co-operative Food Supply Chain Logistics - Our Services


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