Leicester-based Co-op distribution team honour NHS with visual tribute

Central England Co-op’s Leicester-based distribution network has come up with a unique way to honour our NHS heroes – with the help of some pallets and social distancing.


The Central England Co-op distribution team in Leicester pay tribute to the NHS.



The retailer’s three-strong distribution hub, based in Scudamore Road, decided to use pallets normally designed to move food and essentials to stores, two of its vehicles and colleagues to create a visual tribute to front-line health workers who are going above and beyond during the Coronavirus pandemic.


The pallets were used to spell out NHS and a photo was then snapped and shared on social media just in time to mark the weekly 8pm clap in support of health workers and their efforts.


Steve Johnson, who works at the Society’s Chilled Distribution Centre, posted the picture online and said: “We are all proud of the amazing work our NHS is doing and the team here wanted to mark that with a lovely tribute with a distribution influence.”


This comes as Central England Co-op is currently offering a 10% discount for all NHS workers to say thank you for their efforts working on the frontline to help tackle the Coronavirus.


All NHS workers have to do is show their ID card when they visit any of the retailer’s 242 food stores to receive 10% off all food and other essentials.


They will also be able to get priority access to Central England Co-op stores by moving to the front of any external queue when waiting to enter.


People can keep up to date with what is happening in their local community by visiting a dedicated online hub at www.centralengland.coop/updates