Central England Co-op has revealed it has shared out nearly £1.2 million among its members as a reward for their loyalty.
The payout has been awarded to members in the following areas: West Midlands, Warwickshire, Worcestershire, Staffordshire, Derbyshire, Leicestershire, Rutland, Nottinghamshire, Northamptonshire, Lincolnshire, West Yorkshire, South Yorkshire, Suffolk, Norfolk, Bedfordshire and Cambridgeshire.
The symbol group retailer, which operates over 400 food stores across 16 countries, made over £528,000 in the first half of the year and £643,000 just in time for Christmas.
Members can use their dividend when they visit the grocer to pick up food and other items.
Additionally, the support provided by members of the society allows for the business to invest funds to support a range of local community projects.
These projects include: over £350,000 pledged to create sustainable spaces on Society land for the local community.
“Our Members mean a lot to us and I want to thank them for their loyalty,” Central England Co-op society secretary Jim Watts said.
“Throughout the year, we give a share of our profits not only to our Members but to local community groups too. It’s because of them that we’re able to help.
“It’s why membership makes a real difference and it’s thanks to them that we are able to give back to our communities in the way we do.”