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.
Meet the founder behind a beer worth sharing
From cow to carton since 1763.
How a small, family-run business rose to produce the local’s favourite loaf
Rum has never been so refined. Tidal Rum are shaping a very different drink.
Meet Beverly Dallas-Chapman, and find out how we partnered with JTFL to protect our local environment.
What started as a hobby has now turned in to a business for Jon and Jenny Hackett.
Julia and Darren Quénault offer their customers milk in glass bottles.
Our colleague Sérgio dedicates hours of his time to support the lonely, elderly and disabled.
Mums Anna and Natasha started their business after struggling to buy healthy snacks for their children.
Joe Freire says growing produce and working on the land is keeping him young.
“ We’ve been making wine for 45 years and, like the wine itself, we’ve improved with age”
Going to sea to build disabled people’s confidence
Learning to look after our island’s nature
“ We let our crops mature naturally so you can taste all that extra time.”
“ The hens really do rule the roost, being free to roam even at moonlight.”
Being quieter for an hour for customers with autism
Making splashing about in our waters safe.
David Blake, a Jersey producer “You can taste the Jersey sunshine in our tomatoes.”
A Jersey community initiative - Bringing Jersey’s elderly together