Driver Shortage

Driver shortage threatens Christmas deliveries, warns FTA Subscription

24 Oct 2014 | By Andrew Don

The grocery sector is expected to come under more pressure than usual in the run-up to Christmas because of a shortage of …

Co-op Bank

Co-op Bank Project Verde deal 'doomed to failure'

23 Oct 2014 | By Beth Brooks

The Co-operative Bank’s failed acquisition of 632 Lloyds Bank branches, dubbed Project Verde, was “doomed to failure” and its capital shortfall “could have been discovered sooner”, a Treasury Select Committee inquiry has concluded.

Euan Sutherland

Former Co-op boss Sutherland takes charge of SuperGroup

22 Oct 2014 | By Beth Brooks

Former Co-operative Group chief executive Euan Sutherland has returned to retailing as CEO of fashion retailer SuperGroup.

Co-op seeking individuals

Co-op Group uses waste woodchips in store heating innovation

18 Oct 2014 | By Andrew Don

The Co-operative Group is piloting an innovative new heating system which uses waste woodchips…

Lucky Locals

Cash and products prizes for Southern Co-op 'Lucky Locals'

17 Oct 2014 | By Claire Farrell

The Southern Co-operative has launched a new scratchcard-based loyalty scheme that looks to reward local shoppers…

Halesowen

The Co-op sells Halesowen distribution centre to Dawn Meats

11 Oct 2014 | By Beth Brooks

The Co-operative Group has just one distribution centre left to sell after offloading its Halesowen RDC…

Co-op carrier bags

Co-op looks to bag up £750k for charity from Scottish charge

08 Oct 2014 | By Beth Brooks

The Co-operative Group has pledged to donate profits from its entire bag range to charity when the 5p carrier bag charge comes into effect in Scotland later this month.

co-op pharmacy bestway

Bestway completes Co-op Pharmacy acquisition

06 Oct 2014 | By Beth Brooks

Bestway has completed its £620m acquisition of The Co-operative Pharmacy.

Co-op wines

Co-op expands its Irresistible wines Subscription

03 Oct 2014 | By Lisa Riley

The Co-operative Group has expanded its Truly Irresistible own-label wine range with three Old World Wines…

Co-op seeking individuals

Co-op Group reform rubber-stamped by FCA

01 Oct 2014 | By Beth Brooks

The Co-operative Group’s new rules, approved by elected members at a special general meeting last month, have been registered by the Financial Conduct Authority.

Wrap potato supply study

Wrap potato study 'could save Co-op £600k per year' Subscription

26 Sep 2014 | By Ian Quinn

Rooting out inefficiencies in its potato supply could save The Co-operative Group over £600,000 a year, a study claims…

High street

High street action plan extends to four Welsh towns Subscription

26 Sep 2014 | By Ian Quinn

A high street rescue campaign led by several of the UK’s leading retailers has moved into Wales…

co-op fascia

The Co-op Group to open 63 stores in former Marston's pubs

26 Sep 2014 | By Andrew Stone

The Co-operative Group has finalised a deal to open 63 new Co-op stores on former or existing Marston’s pub sites…

Co-op tills

The Co-op Group set to complete contactless rollout by year-end

21 Sep 2014 | By Beth Brooks

The Co-operative Group will complete its two-year rollout of contactless payment technology in its food stores by the year…

Jason McEwen

Jason McEwen takes up Co-op role as head of project delivery

21 Sep 2014 | By Beth Brooks

The Co-operative Group has named Jason McEwen as head of portfolio, programmes and project delivery…

Ipro Sport

Central England Co-op listing for iPro stevia sports drinks

20 Sep 2014 | By Lisa Riley

Isotonic sports drink iPro Sport has secured its first mainstream retail listing…

Co-op instore

The Co-op Group to enlist community engagement 'pioneers'

20 Sep 2014 | By Beth Brooks

The Co-operative Group is introducing a ‘community pioneer’ in each of its stores…

Yak Skewers

The Co-op Group set to add 200 more Loved By Us lines to range Subscription

19 Sep 2014 | By Beth Brooks

The Co-operative Group’s overhaul of its own-label Loved By Us range is continuing apace…

Co-op trial store

Co-op reassures staff it is not looking for 24/7 availability

13 Sep 2014 | By Beth Brooks

The Co-operative Group has moved to reassure staff over S3 Store Standards…

Mars new

Mars rolls out cake bars and branded in-store cookies

07 Sep 2014 | By Helen Gilbert

Mars is next week launching branded cake bars and cookies…

Co-op street

Robert Bignold, Tesco China property director, joins Co-op

07 Sep 2014 | By Beth Brooks

The Co-operative Group has lured Tesco’s property director for China, Robert Bignold, to its property team…

Richard Pennycook

The Co-op Group insists S3 Store Standards is 'on track' Subscription

05 Sep 2014 | By Beth Brooks

The Co-operative Group has insisted its new system of working currently rolling out across its food stores is “on track”…

Richard Pennycook

Co-op returns to profit as Pennycook made permanent CEO

04 Sep 2014 | By Beth Brooks

The Co-operative Group has posted a half-year profit of £66m and confirmed that interim CEO Richard Pennycook will take on the role permanently.

Co-op fascia

Co-op Group sells off Sunwin security business

02 Sep 2014 | By Beth Brooks

The Co-operative Group has sold its security business Sunwin Services Group to Cardtronics for £41.5m.

Co-op 27

Co-op unleashes new round of Fair & Square price cuts

02 Sep 2014 | By Beth Brooks

The Co-operative Group has launched another round of price cuts in its food business as part of its ‘Fair & Square’ pledge to lower prices.

The Co-op Bank

MPs' report helps get Co-op Bank back on track Subscription

23 Oct 2014 | By Beth Brooks

As the Financial Conduct Authority’s investigation into the £263m overstatement of profits at Tesco gets underway, an inquiry into the dealings of another retailer concluded today.

Co-op seeking individuals

Slimmed down Co-op Group is finally on the up Subscription

04 Sep 2014 | By Beth Brooks

A slide on The Co-operative Group’s interim results presentation this morning highlighted just how drastically the society has changed in the last 18 months.

Co-op Shoreditch

The Co-op crisis: Timeline

04 Sep 2014 | By Beth Brooks, Jon Yeomans

A complete timeline to the crisis at The Co-operative Bank and its impact on The Co-op Group.

Co-op 9

Co-op’s ‘defining moment’ ushers in transition Subscription

01 Sep 2014 | Updated: 03 Sep 2014 | By Beth Brooks

Saturday, 30 August, 2014 will go down in The Co-operative Group’s long history as “a momentous and defining moment” for the society, according to chair Ursula Lidbetter.

Co-op fascia

Co-op Group looks to its better angels as crucial vote nears

28 Aug 2014 | By Beth Brooks

The Co-operative Group is facing a crunch vote on its future this Saturday.

High street sign

Smaller, faster purchases

23 Aug 2014

Research released by the Future High Streets Forum indicating a “retail resurgence” presents great opportunities for c-stores nationwide…

Alf Turner & Sons

Alf Turner & Sons secures more listings for Dragon's Egg

15 Aug 2014 | By Kevin White

Hampshire butcher Alf Turner & Sons has secured a raft of new listings for its Dragon’s Egg Scotch egg…

co-op angel

Co-op Group proposals for corporate governance reform explained Subscription

15 Aug 2014 | By Beth Brooks

Co-op Group wants members to have a greater say in how it is run…

Co-op trolley tablet

The Co-op’s trolley tablets are a missed opportunity

05 Aug 2014 | By James Graemer

The Co-operative last week announced plans to add tablets to its trolleys to gather customer feedback. James Graemer of LIFE is unimpressed

Zameer Choudrey

Zameer Choudrey on Bestway’s plans for The Co-op Pharmacy Subscription

24 Jul 2014 | By Adam Leyland

Bestway chief executive Zameer Choudrey talks to Adam Leyland about the wholesaler’s £620m acquisition of The Co-operative Pharmacy

co-op pharmacy bestway

What will Bestway do with Co-operative Pharmacy? Subscription

18 Jul 2014 | By Beth Brooks

It’s a solid performer in an attractive sector that generates high footfall, and holds many possibilities for further deve…

Co-op 16

Small shop, big opportunity

14 Jul 2014 | Updated: 21 Jul 2014 | By Beth Brooks

The Co-operative Group has launched a mobile top-up shop that will act as a temporary store when one of its shops is being refurbished

Sign in

Newsletter Sign-up

Free

I wish to receive the following newsletters:

For Members

Become a Gold Member to receive these newsletters:

Become a Finance Member to receive these newsletters:

Become a member of The Grocer

DIRECTORY

The+Grocer+Directory

CLICK HERE to search for the products, services and companies you need in the definitive guide to the UK food and drink industry.

FOLLOW THE GROCER

The Grocer's commentators and opinion makers