When you’re part of something different, unique, meaningful, it gives you a real sense of purpose, pride and belonging.
Believing in the value of belonging has shaped our Society since opening our first store in 1919.
It’s why we put purpose before profit every day of the week. It remains at the heart of what we do, today and tomorrow.
Belonging means local shoppers are Co-op owners
Being locally owned we can focus on providing the products and services needed by islanders. We share our success, handing dividend back to local people and reinvesting back into our islands.
Belonging means local producers are partners
We actively look to stock our shelves with local products and are proud to have local producers as partners, in many cases for years and years.
Supporting local is good for our economy and the environment around us. Every year we spend around £11 million with more than 40 local producers.
Belonging means our communities are supported
Together, we turn profits into lots and lots of donations, funding local community projects, charities, environmental initiatives and good causes. We help those who help others to transform local lives. Around £230,000 is donated to more than 500 local projects every year.
Belonging is everything
Belonging is also about being inclusive, protecting our environment, supporting sustainability, connecting with others, being listened to, investing in regeneration, encouraging the next generation, having a low digit share number and so much more.
So, belonging means everything to us.
If you haven’t already, why not join us and belong to something special?
The local producers and communities that we work with
Find out more about some of the local producers and community groups that we've worked with over the history of the Society in their stories below.
Tony Fiore says he loves being able to make something unique for a customer.
Helping young people learn to cook, make friends and take part in sports.
Can you imagine collecting 14,000 eggs a day? Meet the couple that do.
Wayne Billien looks after a number of different types of mushrooms ready to supply the Channel Islands.
“ Using clarified Guernsey butter on top of my pate is like pure gold.”
Keeping Guernsey green and scenic
“We pick Fresh Guernsey Herbs by hand, to order, to tingle the taste buds.”
“ There’s a great deal of Guernsey in each small batch of Wheadon’s Gin.”
“ All our gourmet coffee is roasted right here in Guernsey.”
"Our island's milk is naturally rich and creamy."
“ Fort Grey is the only blue cheese made here on the island from Guernsey milk.”
Keeping beekeeping alive on Guernsey
“ It’s a wonderful feeling supplying local communities with their food.”
A Guernsey community initiative - Planting the seeds for healthy eating
Parelle Butchery, a Guernsey producer “Our sausages start from farms we know well.”
There are so many benefits to becoming a Member of the Channel Islands Co-operative Society.
Our Eco Fund provides grants to worthy local projects that aim to protect and regenerate our local environment.
We support local charities and community groups through our Helping Hands scheme.