Co-op customers’ Christmas windfall

Jenny Fletcher and Janet Holland with manager Gavin Glidewell.
Jenny Fletcher and Janet Holland with manager Gavin Glidewell.

Christmas came early for two Ripley residents after the Central England Co-operative presented them with a fabulous giveaway just in time for Christmas.

Janet Holland and Jenny Fletcher won the society’s ‘shelfie’ campaign which saw hundreds of shoppers showcase their favourite in-store product on social media for a chance to win £250.

Janet and Jenny, regular shoppers at the Ripley Co-operative branch, won by posing with their favourite in-store products, Famous Grouse Whisky and The Co-operative Christmas Cake.

Their picture was shared on Twitter with the help of store manager Gavin Glidewell and they were selected as winners of the competition on Friday December 18.

Winners Janet and Jenny said: “We couldn’t believe it, it is amazing, unbelievable and we are very grateful.

“We both need a new kettle so we will be buying one of them just in time for Christmas.

“The staff at Ripley are fantastic, a lovely bunch and will do anything to help a customer.”

Co-operative store manager Gavin Glidewell said: “The ‘shelfie’ campaign has been a great success for customers and colleagues and we have had a fantastic level of engagement. I was delighted to hear Janet and Jenny, local and regular shoppers of Ripley, had won one of the two jackpot prizes of £250.

“I would like to take this opportunity to wish all our customers a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year from the team at Ripley Co-operative.”

Central England Co-operative is one of the largest independent retail co-operative societies in the UK.It has more than 430 trading outlets across 16 counties including Staffordshire, Derbyshire, Nottinghamshire, Lincolnshire and South Yorkshire.

Visit www.centralengland.coop and follow them on Twitter @mycoopfood or Facebook at and facebook.com/centralenglandcooperative.