Fighting food waste with Olio

To create a sustainable Society for All, we're keen to reduce food waste in our stores. We've enlisted the help of Olio to help us manage our food waste more effectively.

Fighting food waste with Olio

To create a sustainable Society for All, we're keen to reduce food waste in our stores. Building on our successful partnership with FareShare Midlands, through which we've redistributed over six million meals, we're celebrating a new partnership with Olio to help us continue to improve on our food waste reduction.

Following a successful trial, we're rolling out this initiative across our trading estate, starting in our Eastern region. Jump on the Olio app and bag yourself a bargain!

What is Olio?

Olio is a sharing app for local communities, making it easy to give away the things you don’t need to someone who would value them. Their vision started out as fighting food waste, but now it's working towards a world free from all kinds of waste. 

Less waste equals less damage to the planet.

At the end of each day, Olio's Food Waste Heroes bag up unsold food near its sell-by date and upload it onto the app for local customers to request and collect.

Which Central Co-op stores are using Olio?

From Monday 27th November the following stores will be paired with Olio volunteers. Check your Olio app for bargains in your area. Watch this space, as more stores will be added soon!

Cambridgeshire Leicestershire Northamptonshire Norfolk Suffolk Warwickshire West Yorkshire
Central Co-op - March, Badgeney Road Central Co-op - Anson Road ​ Central Co-op - Gladstone Street ​ Central Co-op - Reepham, Station Road Central Co-op - Stowupland, Thorney Green Central Co-op - Overslade Lane​ Central Co-op - Wooldale, Wooldale Road
Central Co-op - St Neots, Old Great North Road Central Co-op - Anstey Central Co-op - Lake Avenue​ Central Co-op - Brundall, The Street Central Co-op - Halesworth, Saxons Way Central Co-op - New Mill, Holmfirth Road
Central Co-op - Orton Petrol, Paxton Road Central Co-op - Loddon , Church Plain Central Co-op - Rickinghall, The Street Central Co-op - Thongsbridge, Springwood Road
Central Co-op - Orton, Ortongate Shopping Centre Central Co-op - Mulbarton, Cuckoofield Lane Central Co-op - Suffolk, Eye, Church Street
Central Co-op - St Ives, Burleigh Hill Estate Central Co-op - Wells-next-the-sea, Polka Road Central Co-op - Stanton, Hepworth Road
Central Co-op - Sawtry, Glatton Road Central Co-op - Cromer, Middlebrook Way Central Co-op - Kirkley, London Road South
Central Co-op - Peterborough, Mayors Walk Central Co-op - Sprowston, Chartwell Road Central Co-op - Pakefield, Jubilee Buildings
Central Co-op - Market Deeping Pfs, Godsey Lane Central Co-op - Terrington St Clements, Wesley Road Central Co-op - Lowestoft, Pinewood Avenue
Central Co-op - Yaxley, Bentley Avenue Central Co-op - Carlton Colville, Ashurnham Way
Central Co-op - Sawston Central Co-op - Bungay, Hillside Road East
Central Co-op - Cambourne, Lower Cambourne
Central Co-op - Littleport, Wisbech Road

Get the Olio app

Download the app from your preferred app store. Get it on Google Play or download on the Apple Store

Find out more on the Olio website