What walks on four legs in the morning, two at noon, and three at twilight? In the UK, the answer might be customers of The Midcounties Co-operative. The co-op serves as the parent organization for a variety of businesses, including supermarkets and convenience stores, pharmacies, childcare centers, electricity sales, travel agencies, and even funeral homes and post offices in Oxfordshire, Gloucestershire, Buckinghamshire, Shropshire, Straffordshire, and the West Midlands. The Midcounties Co-operative was formed by the merger of The Oxford, Swindon & Gloucester and West Midlands co-ops. It has grown to become one of the largest independent consumer cooperatives in the UK, with 193,000 members.