Welcome to Tamworth Co-operative Society
Browse the Tamworth Co-op’s historic Archive from the 1890s to the present day.
Our archive is a fascinating chronicle of local life spanning two centuries. You can also look back at the fashions and ‘hi-tech’ gadgets of the fifties and sixties in our collection of Co-op ‘home’ magazines.
Founded in 1886, the Tamworth Co-operative Society is one of the town’s best-loved and most iconic businesses.
Today’s Society is also one of the area’s biggest employers, covering a large town centre department store, a modern supermarket, 11 convenience stores and eight funeral service locations. We also operate five post offices. Annual turnover exceeds £20m.
Each strand of our diverse and ethical business remains true to the principles on which we were founded – to combine fair prices with high quality goods and service.
We are one of the last remaining, truly independent Co-operatives in the UK, and are proud of the way we give back to the communities we trade in.
Through our Community Dividend Fund, we hand out a five-figure sum each year to a string of worthwhile organisations in Staffordshire, Warwickshire and South Derbyshire.
The Tamworth Co-op has thousands of members, who enjoy a share of our profits plus numerous other benefits. They play a major part in our success and are greatly valued.
We will continue to invest in our business and we will continue to embrace our historic core beliefs in everything we do.
Julian Coles Chief Executive, Tamworth Co-operative Society