The Co-op has a bad name with Pipedown members but the East of England Co-operative, in whose area I used to live, seems to be completely muzac-free. No muzac; no North Korean style promotional announcements; nix; nada. The shop is pleasant, the staff friendly, and it is reasonably well stocked and not too big!
What else to say? The local Post Office is in there. What is more, as with all co-op shop chains, you can join and vote for any change you want but you won’t have to vote against piped music!
Manningtree Essex CO11 1US