An increased range of fresh produce, including more exotics, are to be stocked by the Heart of England Co-op following a switch from secondary suppliers to the CRTG buying group. Purchases will be from the temperature controlled chilled distribution centre operated by the Midlands Co-op Society. Products on sale in the 34 food shops in the group will also now carry both sell by' and use by' dates. The move will also allow the Heart of England Co-op to take part in national promotions and offers. George Flower, general manager, food division, said that the deal was intended to provide greater consistency of high quality and reasonable prices. {{FRESH PRODUCE }}