Mince pies and Christmas puddings go on sale in Co-op to meet customer demand
The retailer, which has more than 260 stores spread across 16 counties, will roll out the products from Wednesday, in response to customers who, apparently, wish to buy the goods now.
A spokesman said: "Central England Co-op normally does not stock the treats until the end of September but its shop staff, customer service centre and social media channels had so many enquiries that they are now going on sale for people to enjoy."
For the first time, the retailer is also launching three different Christmas puddings in early September ranging in price from £1 to £3 in response to customer requests.
Natalie Smith, Store Manager at Central England Co-op, said: “For months now our colleagues have been inundated with requests for when our Christmas products will be on sale, especially mince pies and Christmas puddings.
“While we know that hearing about anything festive related this early is not for everyone, some cannot wait so we have decided to give people what they wanted and put them on sale early, with Christmas puddings being done so for the first time.
“I have no doubt that mince pies and anything else Christmas related will fly off the shelves now that it is available, especially during these uncertain times when people need and deserve a boost.”