The Midcounties Co-operative is the one of the largest independent co-operatives in the UK. They have over 390,000 members who enjoy a share in their profits, as well as knowing they are funding ethical activities and initiatives locally and around the world. Membership is open to everyone and has a wide range of benefits.As an organisation that is owned by its members, co-operation is…More central to their purpose. Their members have the opportunity to tell them what is important to them, and they listen to and act on their comments. Members decide what percentage of their profits are returned to the members and to the local community.