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New Co-op family-centred ad focuses on errand nostalgia

25 Mar 2015 | By Beth Brooks

It depicts a boy sent to his local Co-op store on his bike by his mum to buy some hot cross buns

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Co-op hails redemption rates of second Coupon for Everyone

20 Mar 2015 | By Beth Brooks

The Co-operative Group has reported initial success from the Coupon for Everyone campaign it ran last weekend…

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Co-op launches own-label Easter eggs with dedicated website

19 Mar 2015 | By Andrew Don

The Co-op’s three eggs are Loved by us Popping Candy egg, Loved by us Popcorn egg and Loved by us Buttonscotch egg

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Co-op staff welcome 8.5% pay rise proposal

16 Mar 2015 | By Beth Brooks

The proposal is worth in excess of £85m a year and will see minimum pay rates for a full-time employee increase


East of England Co-op puts i-Viewer magnifiers in all stores Subscription

12 Mar 2015 | By Beth Brooks

The magnifiers are situated on the edge of shelves to help people with poor vision read labels on food packaging

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Big pay hike on the agenda for Co-op employees

09 Mar 2015 | By Beth Brooks

Some 60,000 staff working in Co-op stores across the UK are in line to receive an 8.5% increase in pay

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Co-operative Food to offer 10% discount on groceries for NUS Apprentice cardholders

07 Mar 2015 | By Andrew Don

Money raised from the card will fund The National Society of Apprentices which represents the needs and welfare of apprentices and vocational learners

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Co-op Group appoints Ian Ellis as new CFO

06 Mar 2015 | By Beth Brooks

Ellis joins from Wilko, and has previously been head of finance at Morrisons and held a senior finance role at Northern Foods

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Co-operative Party campaigns to keep financial support from The Co-op Group

24 Feb 2015 | By Beth Brooks

Co-op Group puts support to AGM vote after poll reveals lack of awareness and support for group’s donations

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Allan Leighton: Exclusive interview with the new chairman of Co-op Subscription

19 Feb 2015 | By Adam Leyland

Our editor Adam Leyland gets an exclusive interview with Allan Leighton covering the chairman’s thoughts on the business, Ursula Lidbetter and his role

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Leighton, working pro bono, returns to his roots as chairman of Co-op

19 Feb 2015 | By Adam Leyland, Beth Brooks

Leighton, whose father ran a Co-op store, was long rumoured for the role

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Co-op members invited to stand for board and council seats

14 Feb 2015 | By Beth Brooks

The Co-operative Group is calling on members to stand in its first ever ­elections for its new group board and council…

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Bestway renames Co-op pharmacies

10 Feb 2015 | By Beth Brooks

Chain of 780 properties to be named Well Pharmacy, comes with further £200m investment in the company


Eco-friendly Mrs Gleam cleaning range wins Co-op listing Subscription

30 Jan 2015 | By Lisa Riley

Eco-friendly cleaning brand Mrs Gleam has secured its first major mainstream retail listing…

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New execs get behind The Co-operative Group's transformation Subscription

24 Jan 2015 | By Beth Brooks

The Co-operative Group has made a number of appointments on its food executive team as it continues to rebuild the society…


Co-op's core convenience arm cheers with 3.5% growth Subscription

24 Jan 2015 | By Beth Brooks

After a ­torrid 18 months, The Co-operative Group has emerged as a surprise winner over the Christmas period…


Co-op sells Portishead and Chatteris stores to Aldi

19 Dec 2014 | By Beth Brooks

The Co-operative Group has sold a further two stores to Aldi as it continues the sell-off of its larger stores…

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Co-op launches convenience-focused Christmas ad campaign Video

10 Dec 2014 | By Beth Brooks

The Co-operative Group has launched its Christmas TV advertising campaign.

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Co-op to open 120 new stores a year in race for best sites Subscription

06 Dec 2014 | By Claire Farrell

The Co-operative Group is ramping up the pace of new store openings…


The Co-operative to increase spend on UK produce by £50m

05 Dec 2014 | By Helen Gilbert

The Co-operative Group has pledged to support British farmers by upping the amount of UK-grown meat, poultry, fruit & veg and

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The Co-operative Group acquires seven stores from Musgrave GB

02 Dec 2014 | By Andrew Don

The Co-operative Group has snapped up seven stores operated by Musgrave GB operator Kash Jaffar.


The Co-op releases results of 'Have Your Say' survey

01 Dec 2014 | By Beth Brooks

More than half of shoppers would be more likely to shop at The Co-operative Group’s food stores if it lowered its prices, the society’s long-awaited Have Your Say survey has revealed.

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Co-op launches swipe and win promotion in food stores

19 Nov 2014 | By Beth Brooks

The Co-operative Group has launched a new promotion called swipe and win through which members can win prizes every day for the next three weeks.

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Co-op Group appoints two non-executive directors

14 Nov 2014 | By Beth Brooks

The Co-operative Group has appointed Sir Christopher Kelly and Simon Burke as independent non-executive directors - the first for its new look board.

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Co-op Group signs up to super-strength alcohol cans clampdown Subscription

13 Nov 2014 | By Ian Quinn

The Co-operative Group has become the third supermarket to sign up to a voluntary clampdown on super-strength alcohol…

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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

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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

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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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Co-op Have Your Say survey results released at last Subscription

05 Dec 2014 | By Beth Brooks

It was billed as the biggest piece of research and engagement in The Co-operative Group’s 150-year history…

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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…

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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…

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