Co-operatives Fortnight 2017
June 2, 2017 – 9:17 am | No Comment

Running from 17th June to 1st July Co-operatives Fortnight 2017 hopes to once again promote that co-operating makes a big difference and that it is time to remind the rest of the UK. For this year’s Co-operatives Fortnight, people are being asked to share their stories of co-operation, these will subsequently be shared on social media.

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Delicious vegetarian recipes created in our very own Suma canteen. Healthy meals, and a healthy amount of cakes too.


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New developments and activities at Suma, press releases, and updates we think you’ll be interested in.


Suma is the uk’s largest workers’ cooperative. We operate equal pay and are democratically run by our members.

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Suma collection area Christmas festivities
November 2, 2010 – 1:52 pm | One Comment
Suma collection area Christmas festivities

There are lots of exciting things happening in The Suma Collections Area in the run up to Christmas!

Body Care
October 15, 2010 – 12:15 pm | No Comment
Body Care

Organic and Natural Body Care and Beauty Products available from Suma
Look after yourself with our gorgeous range of high quality organic and natural body, face and hair care products. Choose from around 500 hair dyes, shampoos …

Free Ecoleaf Washing Up Liquid from Salcombe Harbour
September 23, 2010 – 4:52 pm | No Comment
Free Ecoleaf Washing Up Liquid from Salcombe Harbour

Salcombe Harbour is greeting visiting yachts with a free bottle of Ecoleaf
Washing Up Liquid.
It is part of a phosphate free Salcombe campaign aimed at ensuring that the
estuary water stays sparkling.
“Phosphates can feed Algal booms, …

Food Group Resources
September 16, 2010 – 10:17 am | No Comment
Food Group Resources

Top 100 Shopping List
Find out which products are most popular with our food buying groups. This list provides an insight in to how to save money on your groceries by buying in bulk, and outlines …

How does a food group work?
September 14, 2010 – 3:15 pm | No Comment
How does a food group work?

Buying groups allow families, work colleagues, friends, neighbours or social organisations (e.g. Women’s Institutes) to club together and gain access to wholesome foods at wholesale prices. Our customers find ordering this way more convenient and …

How to start a food group
September 14, 2010 – 3:12 pm | No Comment

I’m interested! What’s the next step?
• Contact the new business team on 01422 313861 or email They can provide you with catalogues, answer any questions you may have and give you access to our …

Food Group Case Study – Ipswich Ripple
September 3, 2010 – 3:29 pm | No Comment
Food Group Case Study – Ipswich Ripple

Ipswich Ripple is a large volunteer run food co-op which was established in the spring of 2007, with over 150 members. On the closure of a local wholefood shop a group of young vegans saw …

Suma visited by Member of Parliament
August 10, 2010 – 3:17 pm | No Comment
Suma visited by Member of Parliament

New Conservative MP for the Calder Valley area, Craig Whittaker visits Suma.

Frozen Foods
August 10, 2010 – 2:47 pm | One Comment
Frozen Foods

Frozen Foods available from Suma

Our frozen food range includes:
We offer a range of organic, frozen pastry including organic puff pastry, organic short crust pastry, sweet short crust pastry and organic filo pastry.
Frozen Fruit and Vegetables
We …

Hijiki and Arsenic Food Scare
August 6, 2010 – 5:29 pm | 4 Comments
Hijiki and Arsenic Food Scare

The FSA has advised people not to consume hijiki seaweed due to levels of arsenic. However Clearspring maintain that their product is safe to eat.