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Co-op governance concerns revealed back in 1958 Subscription

17 Apr 2014 | By Beth Brooks

A 1958 report revealed the same concerns as Myners over an unworkable board structure and hamstrung executives…

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Co-op’s food strategy bears fruit as True North points the way

17 Apr 2014 | By Beth Brooks

The Co-operative Group’s food strategy True North is “bearing fruit” with a “sustained period of market outperformance” the society has revealed.


Co-op governance shake-up takes cues from Myners and Kelly

17 Apr 2014 | By Beth Brooks

The Co-operative Group has revealed the resolution it will table members at its annual general meeting next month on governance reforms.

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Tesco mustn't be distracted from the big task in hand

19 Apr 2014 | By Liz Hamson

A big push on price leaves Tesco in danger of neglecting its turnaround strategy.

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Ibrahim Najafi of R&R: the man with a lot of lolly Subscription

18 Apr 2014 | By Vince Bamford

R&R CEO Ibrahim Najafi has driven big acquisitions in Europe. Now he’s looking to lick the global market…

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El Niño weather phenomenon to return in 2014 Subscription

18 Apr 2014 | By Liliana Gonzalez

Brace yourselves: El Niño looks like it’s on its way back…

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Easter eggs offer cracking value as chocolate costs soar

18 Apr 2014 | By Vince Bamford

Average Easter egg prices have barely changed since last year despite soaring ingredient costs and shallower promotions…

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Can Tesco and Waitrose make a real success of food-to-go? Subscription

17 Apr 2014 | By Guy Montague-Jones

Waitrose and Tesco are trying out new approaches to hospitality…

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Governance issues identified in 1958 are back to haunt Co-op

19 Apr 2014 | By Beth Brooks

The furore over how The Co-op Group should reform has continued unabated over the past week…

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Marketing food and drink to the unselfish consumer Subscription

12 Apr 2014 | By Nick Mustoe

Fat, salt, carbs and fibre are all nutritional elements that have been under the spotlight in the past decade…


Tobacco plain packaging: beware the hype Subscription

12 Apr 2014 | By Neil McKeganey

Tobacco plain packaging is coming to a shop near you – in fact possibly to your shop…


Should grocers be ramping up their food-to-go offers?

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Own Label Category Report 2014 Subscription

18 Apr 2014 | By Sara Spary

As the price war heats up retailers have a tough choice: good, better, best, or all three?…

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Toys category report 2014

14 Apr 2014 | By John Porter

Toys and collectables are on the front line in the battle between grocers and high-street retailers - and the supermarkets are sustaining heavy casualties.

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