The Co-operative Food

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A Co-op supermarket; bins are usually red and behind the store.

The Co-operative Food or, The Co-op is a supermarket chain in the United Kingdom. It is part of a larger Co-operative Group, the largest customer owned co-operative business in the world. Highly distinguishable by its green colour scheme, The Co-op generally has an excellent selection, with many affordable organic options and quality food. If you are vegan or vegetarian, you will appreciate the labels at the Co-op, which feature a prominent V if applicable, and the beverages normally specify which materials they were filtered through (sometimes animal products). Many of their products are free trade. Their dumpsters are typically full of food, especially fruit, vegetables, and bread. They are usually easy to access.