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Strengthening our partnership with award-winning COOK

07 August 2023

We’re excited to announce that COOK, the Kent-based premium frozen food business, has granted us an exclusive franchise, allowing us to grow the popular food brand across the Channel Islands. The existing COOK shop in St Peter Port, Guernsey will be run by Coop. The existing team will remain at the shop, delivering the same great food and service. We also now have the rights to open further COOK shops, concessions and e-commerce formats, where customers can purchase a wide range of meals online

Founded in 1997, COOK is an independent, family-owned company making and selling homemade, frozen meals and puddings. Visit the kitchens in Kent and Somerset and you’ll find the COOK chefs chopping, peeling, simmering and roasting just like good home cooks. It’s how they make sure all their food looks and tastes homemade. In 2013 COOK became one of the UK’s first certified B Corps, working to reinvent business as a force for good. In 2022 COOK was recognised with a Queen’s Award for Enterprise for their RAW talent programme, which provides training and jobs to people facing obstacles to employment. In 2023 they won Speciality Retailer of the year award at the Retail Week Awards. They have an impressive 58 Great Taste Awards across the range.

Mark Crean, Chief Retail Officer at Coop, said: “We have been working with the team at COOK for three years and we are extremely excited to cement the relationship that we have built up over that time with an exclusive franchise across the Islands. COOK’s commitment to quality coupled with our aligned values make them the perfect partner for us and we are looking forward to growing the COOK business locally and working with the COOK team far into the future.”

Chris Portwood, Chief Sales Officer at COOK, added: “We’re thrilled to be partnering with the Channel Island Coop.  They are aligned to our values and are as ambitious as us when it comes to growing the COOK business across the Islands.  Their network, brand strength and local knowledge will help facilitate a much bigger business than COOK would have been able to achieve alone.”

 Shop the COOK range here