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Co-op soft drinks range reset puts squeeze on sugar Subscription

26 Aug 2016 | By Carolyn Robertson

The Co-op is overhauling its soft drinks aisles to put greater emphasis on healthy drinks

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Co-op pea sales treble following bumper crop Subscription

25 Aug 2016 | By Carolyn Robertson

Pea crop was “particularly sweet and juicy” this year, said the Co-op

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East of England Co-op wins award for dementia work Subscription

22 Aug 2016 | By Carolyn Robertson

Co-op has trained up 3,479 staff members as Dementia Friends since last year

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Co-op sets 21 September start date for 5:1 membership proposition Subscription

18 Aug 2016 | By Carolyn Robertson

From that day more than 5.1 million Co-op members will have their new blue membership cards

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The Co-op hits halfway mark in London store openings plan Subscription

16 Aug 2016 | By Carolyn Robertson

The Co-op said London was the fastest-growing region for convenience shopping

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Lincolnshire Co-op installs power-saving technology at 25 sites Subscription

09 Aug 2016 | By Carolyn Robertson

Powerstar trialled voltage optimisation units in four Lincolnshire Co-op food stores last year

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The Co-op hits halfway mark in 'Back to Being Co-op' training Subscription

08 Aug 2016 | By Carolyn Robertson

Staff have now been sent membership cards for trialling

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Co-op turns delivery packaging into bags for life Subscription

04 Aug 2016 | By Carolyn Robertson

The Co-op is boosting its sustainability credentials by making its bags for life from delivery packaging

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Midcounties Co-op begins multimillion pound improvement programme Subscription

03 Aug 2016 | By Carolyn Robertson

The Customer First Programme is expected to take three years and cost up to £2m

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Sales up 9% at East of England Co-op Sourced Locally Fortnight Subscription

01 Aug 2016 | By Carolyn Robertson

The Ipswich-based co-op generated £913,111 sales in its 132 stores during the 2016 event

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Lincolnshire Co-op in summer fruit giveaway to kids

28 Jul 2016 | By Carolyn Robertson

Schoolchildren aged five to 15 can claim a snack bag of pineapple or water melon or a banana, pear or apple every day

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Pennycook highlights Co-op model as ‘alternative to capitalism’

27 Jul 2016 | By Carolyn Robertson

Co-op CEO takes issue with Times over ‘no more productive system than capitalism’ claim

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The Co-op renews Wincanton logistics deals at two depots Subscription

26 Jul 2016 | By Carolyn Robertson

The five-year agreement will involve 13,000 journeys being made each year to 1,000 Co-op stores

Minnie Moll

Two independent co-op CEOs made Business in Community ambassadors

25 Jul 2016 | By Carolyn Robertson

Mark Smith and Minnie Moll chosen as ‘responsible business ambassadors’

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Co-op reports booming sales of British flowers headed by peonies

25 Jul 2016 | By Carolyn Robertson

The mutual said it had seen a 70% increase in turnover of British flowers so far this spring and summer

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Central England Co-op pledges to continue food waste work

21 Jul 2016 | By Carolyn Robertson

200-strong group will give out advice beyond the end of Wrap waste campaign

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Southern Co-operative buys six My Locals Subscription

21 Jul 2016 | By Carolyn Robertson

Southern Co-operative said it was maintaining as many of the c-stores’ existing special offers as possible


Co-op takes convenience range to cities and festivals Subscription

15 Jul 2016 | By Carolyn Robertson

Teams will distribute food from range using Airstream trailers and Piaggio scooters

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Co-op sells 298 smaller stores to McColl's for £117m Subscription

13 Jul 2016 | By Carolyn Robertson

The deal is now subject to approval from the CMA and McColl’s shareholders

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Co-op snaps up six My Local stores Subscription

06 Jul 2016 | By Ellis Hawthorne

My Local appointed administrators and closed 90 stores last week

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McGuigan launches Borders Aussie wine duo into the Co-op

27 Jun 2016 | By Lisa Riley

The Borders duo comprises a shiraz and a chardonnay

The Co-op wil return to its iconic blue clover-leaf logo

Co-op launches regional Be As Unpredictable As Summer TV ads Video Subscription

17 Jun 2016 | By Carolyn Robertson

New Mezze ad supports the Be As Unpredictable As Summer TV ad the Co-op launched on 25 May

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Co-op has fitted 25 stores with its retro new look so far Subscription

14 Jun 2016 | By Carolyn Robertson

Co-op expects 500 stores to be rebranded by end of year

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Co-op quizzes shoppers on sports as part of summer push Video

08 Jun 2016 | By Carolyn Robertson

The survey asked 3,300 UK adults about their thoughts on events such as the Euros, Wimbledon and the Olympics

East England Co-op

East of England Co-op to run second Sourced Locally Fortnight

31 May 2016 | By Carolyn Robertson

70% of the society’s shoppers thought it was important they ate locally sourced food

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General Mills pushes on with FareShare partnership Subscription

03 Jun 2016

Sir, The Grocer is to be highly commended for its Waste Not Want Not campaign

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My Week… by Richard Pennycook (as told to Bill Tush) Subscription

02 Jun 2016

Peace, brothers and sisters. And also love and dividend stamps

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The Co-op's own label strategy is clever on a number of levels Subscription

27 May 2016 | By Adam Leyland

Ever since own label was invented, it’s created a tension between supermarkets and their branded suppliers

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Will the Co-op's relaunch pay dividends? Subscription

26 May 2016 | By Carolyn Robertson

The mutual plans to attract more members with its retro look and renewed focus on giving back to customers

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Sugar needs mandatory not voluntary reduction targets Subscription

26 May 2016

Sir; We need more consistent and ambitious action across the board

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Co-op's renewal beckons as rebuild shapes up nicely Subscription

15 Apr 2016 | By Carolyn Robertson

A major brand relaunch, a fundamental reset of membership proposition and a subtle change in positioning in the pipeline

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Harmeston case lifts lid on upheaval at The Co-op HQ Subscription

01 Apr 2016 | By Carolyn Robertson

To say that the recent case of Kath Harmeston vs The Co-operative Group was complicated would be a massive understatement

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A brave new agm for The Co-op this weekend Subscription

14 May 2015 | By Beth Brooks

With Leighton and Pennycook fighting on several fronts, The Co-op’s Manchester agm is a crucial one

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Can competitors afford to follow Co-op's lead and raise wages? Subscription

09 Mar 2015 | By Beth Brooks

Political pressure is being exerted on major employers to significantly raise the wages of their lowest-paid workers

Richard Pennycook

Impressive new board is a Co-op coup Subscription

19 Feb 2015 | By Beth Brooks

The governance reforms that have swept Pennycook and Leighton into the Co-op are just the tonic

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Building a new Co-operative Movement Subscription

30 Jan 2015 | By Adam Leyland, Beth Brooks

The crisis that almost engulfed The Co-op has been averted. We talk to the architects of the rebuild

Young Scot Co-op

Why The Co-op is heading in the right direction

30 Jan 2015 | By Beth Brooks

Last year, The Co-operative Group declared it had moved out of ‘crisis mode’…

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