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Co-op challenges other retailers to go 100% British fresh meat Subscription

01 May 2017 | By Ian Quinn

Figures released by The Co-op show meat imports into the UK have doubled in the past 20 years

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The Co-op is set to open 12 new food stores in Wales this year Subscription

24 Apr 2017 | By Ian Quinn

Investment will involve a £16m-plus programme of food store openings and refits for around 20 stores

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The Co-op membership scheme drives £9m charity handout Subscription

18 Apr 2017 | By Michelle Perrett

Society also contributing to global fund to tackle water poverty

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Co-op launches multichannel campaign directed by Shane Meadows Video Subscription

13 Apr 2017 | By Ian Quinn

The new films will seek to show how each purchase at the Co-op benefits society

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The Co-op launches national rollout of food redistribution scheme

13 Apr 2017 | By Ian Quinn

The new initiative is expected to redistribute enough food for 20 million meals to over 2,500 different good causes

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Co-op teams up with Leeds Beckett University's cricket team Subscription

13 Apr 2017 | By Matt Strudwick

The deal forms part of the retailer’s drive to encourage more students to sign up to its discount membership scheme

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Co-op slumps to £132m loss after bank write-down Subscription

06 Apr 2017 | By Alec Mattinson

Food like-for-like sales rose 3.5%, driven by core convenience business

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Midcounties Co-op diverts 3,000 tonnes of waste from landfill

03 Apr 2017 | By Ellis Hawthorne

Midcounties saved a collective 1,500 tonnes of CO2 by reducing its energy use by 4% in 2016

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Co-op members to choose next white wine launch Subscription

22 Mar 2017 | By Ian Quinn

Retailer plans to launch a new member-inspired white wine in October

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Chris Ellett made transformation director at Well Pharmacy

22 Mar 2017 | By Matt Strudwick

Ellett will be responsible for leading the IT, programme management office, and innovation functions…

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The Co-op to cut 'clutter' in in-store marketing revamp Subscription

21 Mar 2017 | By Ian Quinn

The Co-op is reducing the number of different types of PoS from 37 to 19

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The Co-op looks for 'deeper meaning' of Mother's Day Video

20 Mar 2017 Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | By Ian Quinn

The retailer is also running events, where parents and children can get involved in craft activities and afternoon tea

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The Co-op and Robinsons Brewery unveil craft beer trio Subscription

09 Mar 2017 | By Daniel Selwood

The NPD features tasting notes by the retailer’s scheme members

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The Co-op to offer work to slavery survivors Subscription

03 Mar 2017 | By Emma Weinbren

The first beneficiary of the Co-op scheme is now working in a store in the North West

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New Co-op CEO Steve Murrells brings back staff double discount

01 Mar 2017 | By Matt Strudwick

Murrells made the announcement in a blog post on his first day as CEO

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The Co-op appoints ACI Worldwide to run members' digital wallet Subscription

27 Feb 2017 | By Matt Strudwick

goldTrials of the 5:1 scheme have reported significant increases in transactions, turnover and frequency of visits…

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Co-op pledges Fairtrade cocoa in all own label Subscription

25 Feb 2017 | By Ian Quinn

The Co-op is to become the first UK retailer to sell and use only Fairtrade cocoa in all own-brand products

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The Co-op to add local ranges to all c-stores in shake-up Subscription

16 Feb 2017 | By Ian Quinn

The move is part of its Renewal strategy under new CEO Steve Murrells

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Richard Pennycook to join Fenwick as chairman

15 Feb 2017

He replaces Mark Fenwick, who steps down in May

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New Co-op ad champions Fairtrade and British sourcing Video

15 Feb 2017 | By Ian Quinn

The society is targeting a million new members by the end of 2017 - a year ahead of its original plans

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The Co-op puts Bank up for sale Subscription

13 Feb 2017 | By Ian Quinn

Flatlining interest rates and high transformation costs put a spoke in bank’s plans for organic growth

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Lactalis McLelland bags Co-op cheese supply deal Subscription

09 Feb 2017 | By Carina Perkins

Lactalis will begin supplying own-label cheese to the retailer later in the year

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Co-op Group CEO Richard Pennycook to step down

07 Feb 2017 | By Ian Quinn

Pennycook will be to be replaced by Co-op retail chief executive Steve Murrells

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Co-op recalls chocolate bunnies after tampering discovered Subscription

01 Feb 2017 | By Ian Quinn

The National Crime Agency has been called in after the alleged tampering incident in Nottingham

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Co-op tackles kitchen skills gap with web lessons Subscription

30 Jan 2017 | By Ian Quinn

The Now Cook It mobile-enabled website went live today, following its partnership with YouTube cooking channel SORTEDfood

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02 Mar 2017 | By James Halliwell

This store was absolutely stuffed with SKUs but shelves were well stocked and neat and tidy

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Steve Murrells sets out his vision for Co-op renewal post-Pennycook Subscription

10 Feb 2017 | By Ian Quinn

With Richard Pennycook departing, Steve Murrells sets out his vision for the renewal phase of a more aggressive society

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Shane Meadows has highlighted the Co-op's brilliant campaign Subscription

20 Jan 2017 | By Ian Quinn

As foundations for a new campaign go, The Co-op’s seems to be made of stone

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Co-op pops up in the right place and the right time Subscription

17 Nov 2016

Sir, Pop-ups are perhaps an overused promotional vehicle at times

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Steve Murrells: the Big Interview Subscription

23 Sep 2016 | By Carolyn Robertson

Since 2013, Co-op Food has “outperformed the market for 13 consecutive quarters, while c-store growth has been double-digit”

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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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