// Central England Co-op expands trial of in-store refill stations
// The refill stations will now include body care and home cleaning products
// The retailer will widen the offering from September to enable customers to use their own bottles
Central England Co-op has announced plans to expand its trial of in-store refill stations to include body care and home cleaning products.
The stations currently offer customers the option to buy food such as oats, porridge, rice and dried fruit at its Lichfield store.
The refill stations are part of the Co-op’s long-term efforts to cut down on plastic packaging and waste.
Working in partnership with Suma Wholefoods, the retailer will widen the offering from September to enable customers to use their own bottles to stock up on Suma brands such as shampoo, conditioner, washing up liquid and laundry liquid.
As a responsible business, we are committed to minimising our impact on the environment and doing so in new and innovative ways,” Central England Co-op, corporate responsibility manager, Hannah Gallimore said.
“We were delighted to launch our first-ever zero waste refill station at our flagship store and been so pleased with the positive feedback from colleagues, customers and members.
“We hope that adding these additional products will provide even more choice for shoppers and lead to the continued success of this exciting trial concept.”