New Suma Organic Sunflower & Soya Spreads
January 14, 2016 – 12:59 pm | No Comment

We’re really excited to introduce Suma Organic Sunflower Spread and Organic Soya Spread in 500g size packs.

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Suma is looking for Evening Warehouse Workers
May 2, 2016 – 9:20 am | No Comment

We are currently recruiting

Emma balances her working week between working in our sales and customer information teams with a mix of manual warehouse work.

We are pleased to announce that we are looking to recruit part time workers for evening shifts at our Elland warehouse. Successful candidates will initially be trained in order picking but may then be trained in other warehouse roles such as loading and FLT.

All contracts will be for a fixed term of up to 18 months. We are looking for people to work at least three evening shifts per week with potential for more shifts as overtime.

All Suma workers earn the same rate of pay regardless of role, which is currently around £227.00 per week gross for 18 hours.

We value diversity; our workforce is made up of people from all walks of life with a commitment to ethical values and collective working. Applications must be on our application form (CV’s not accepted) – you can hand write it, type it, post it, submit it by email, whatever is best for you – as long as it’s on our own application form downloadable from our jobs page.  Please see the Evening Warehouse Worker Job Description for more information and when applying, please be sure to complete the section about availability.


Japanese Visitors!
April 22, 2016 – 12:01 pm | No Comment
Japanese Visitors!

Here at Suma we are always keen to share information about cooperative working.

Member Profile: Emily Harwood
April 20, 2016 – 4:25 pm | No Comment
Member Profile: Emily Harwood

Emily’s Member Profile

How long have you worked at Suma and why did you initially join?
I have been at Suma for just over a year now. Many things appealed to me; Suma’s ethical views, all members …

National Vegetarian Week
April 11, 2016 – 12:39 pm | One Comment
National Vegetarian Week

National Vegetarian Week is 16th – 22nd May
The brilliantly talented Leonardo da Vinci – artist, inventor, mathematician, scientist, engineer and sculptor of the Italian Renaissance once said:
“The time will come when men such as I will …

Suma are attending Natural & Organic Products Europe 2016
April 8, 2016 – 1:41 pm | No Comment
Suma are attending Natural & Organic Products Europe 2016

We’ll be exhibiting once again at Natural & Organic Products Europe in April. Sunday 17th & Monday 18th April 2016, ExCel, London

The Seven Principles: A lesson in co-operation
March 30, 2016 – 10:19 am | No Comment
The Seven Principles: A lesson in co-operation

Suma visits Rochdale Pioneers Museum
A trip to the birthplace of the co-operative movement inspires us to revisit our founding principles
As part of our ongoing mission to champion the co-operative cause, a few of us from …

Porridge Oats back in stock
March 30, 2016 – 9:36 am | No Comment
Porridge Oats back in stock

Fill your breakfast bowls with goodness!
We’re happy to announce that our porridge oats are now back in stock and apologise for the delay which occurred as an indirect result of the UK flooding earlier this year.
Bursting …

Celebrate Fairtrade Fortnight with Stellar Organics
March 7, 2016 – 2:43 pm | No Comment
Celebrate Fairtrade Fortnight with Stellar Organics

Stellar Organics Ethical Wine Brand
Stellar is one of South Africa’s largest organic wine producers and is a leading ethical wine brand in the UK. Stellar is a passionate and innovative winery, continually pushing the boundaries …

Fairtrade Fortnight 2016
February 24, 2016 – 12:39 pm | No Comment
Fairtrade Fortnight 2016

This year Fairtrade Fortnight runs from 29 February – 13 March. Supporting Fairtrade Fortnight is firmly established at Suma, and we have a great selection of Fairtrade products including our own brand. Read more about Fairtrade Fortnight here.

Feeding bellies not bins
February 16, 2016 – 5:15 pm | No Comment
Feeding bellies not bins

At Suma we have been working on ways to keep our food waste to as close to zero as possible for some time now. This is done in a variety of ways, obviously we have systems …

Quick customer survey – prizes to be won!
February 1, 2016 – 5:00 am | No Comment
Quick customer survey – prizes to be won!

Here at Suma HQ we’re constantly striving to develop and improve our offering to you, our customers. Whether it be our delivery options, product range or customer service, we want to offer you the best we possibly can. In order to do this, we need your help!