The Associazione delle Cooperative di Consumatori del Distretto Adriatico (Accda) is an integral part of the National Association of Consumers Cooperatives that today represents the major organized distribution chain in Italy.
The Coop sales network has its asset in Emilia-Romagna, where three large cooperatives operate: Coop Adriatica, Coop Estense, Coop NordEst. It also includes smaller cooperatives which play an important role in social cohesion and development of areas characterized by small and medium centres, namely Coop Reno and Coop Eridana.
Consumers cooperation associates people in order to protect their purchasing power, guarantee families safe products, promote community welfare by the creation and the management of distribution enterprises that pursue social and public interest objectives as a priority. The consumer members are involved on many levels in the management and the administration of cooperatives, through activities concerning participation in the association life.