The Co-op is putting tablets on trolleys

Co-op sticks tablets on trolleys to gain customer feedback

30 Jul 2014 | By Beth Brooks

The Co-operative Group is rolling out hi-tech trolleys that allow shoppers to give the society instant feedback on stores.

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Co-op rows back on in-store radio policy after staff complaints

29 Jul 2014 | By Beth Brooks

The Co-operative Group is to start playing a mixture of both well-known songs and tracks by unsigned artists on its in-store radio following a stream of complaints by staff.

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Co-op in-store radio drops pops for flops

26 Jul 2014 | By Eleanor Ross

The Co-operative Group staff are demanding “more chart songs” and less “terrible” music…

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Co-operative Group launches new online hub to discuss future

26 Jul 2014 | By Beth Brooks

The Co-operative Group is asking its members for more ideas on its future strategy…

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Bestway mulls indie pharmacy wholesale Subscription

24 Jul 2014 | By Adam Leyland, Beth Brooks

Bestway is hoping its acquisition of Co-operative Pharmacy will help it become a wholesaler for independent pharmacies…

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Co-op Group reforms ‘on track’ at special conference

22 Jul 2014 | By Beth Brooks

The Co-operative Group’s corporate governance reforms are on track and the society has “a coalition of views coming together to form something that works”, chair Ursula Lidbetter has told members.

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Former Co-op boss Euan Sutherland gets £1m payoff

21 Jul 2014 | By Beth Brooks

Euan Sutherland, the former CEO of The Co-operative Group, is to receive a £1m payoff.

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Rob Tindale leads Co-op new store hunt in North London

20 Jul 2014 | By Beth Brooks

The Co-operative Group has named Rob Tindale as its new regional acquisitions manager for North London…

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Bestway acquires Co-op Pharmacy for £620m

18 Jul 2014 | By Beth Brooks

Bestway has acquired The Co-operative Pharmacy from The Co-operative Group for £620m.

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Co-op Group launches mobile top-up shop

14 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.

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Bestway emerges as favourite to acquire Co-op Pharmacy

14 Jul 2014 | By Beth Brooks

Bestway is reportedly the favourite to acquire The Co-operative Group’s pharmacy chain in a £600m deal.

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Co-op Group suppliers take out trade credit insurance

05 Jul 2014 | By Guy Montague-Jones

Suppliers are taking out trade credit insurance to protect themselves from the risk of non-payment by The Co-op Group…

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Aldi and The Co-op Group sign up to new DH salt pledge

05 Jul 2014 | By Ian Quinn

Aldi and The Co-operative Group have become the first supermarkets to sign up to the latest DH targets on salt reduction…

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Co-operative Group mulls relaunch of its food magazine

28 Jun 2014 | By Beth Brooks

The Co-operative Group is considering an overhaul of its free in-store magazine The Co-operative Food…

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Co-operative Group's store standards pilot troubles staff

28 Jun 2014 | By Beth Brooks

Co-operative Group staff continued to express concerns over a new system of working that could lead to redundancies…

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Co-op to slash sugar from squashes and soft drinks

23 Jun 2014 | By Ian Quinn

The Co-operative Food has pledged to remove almost 100 million teaspoons of sugar from its shelves by launching a ‘no added sugar’ High Juice squash range.  

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UK co-operatives in ‘good health’ despite Co-op Group woes

23 Jun 2014 | By Beth Brooks

The UK co-operative sector contributes more than £37bn to the economy, a report to mark the start of Co-operatives Fortnight has found.

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Co-op store staff latest to raise fears over redundancies

21 Jun 2014 | By Beth Brooks

The Co-operative Group is piloting new processes in its food stores that could lead to major redundancies…

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Co-op says own label is flying as it slashes hundreds more prices

15 Jun 2014 | By Beth Brooks

The Co-operative Group is pushing ahead with its promise to improve its stores, own-label lines and prices…

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Co-op, M&S and Boots send high street support for 29 towns

13 Jun 2014 | By Ian Quinn

Leading retailers and businesses are to give their support to 29 towns in the latest stage of high street rescue efforts…

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World Cup weekend trading will rival the Olympics, Co-op predicts

12 Jun 2014 | By Beth Brooks

The Co-operative Group has predicted this weekend will “rival the Olympics Super Saturday” for bumper trading.

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Co-op claims own-label boost from Fair & Square campaign

10 Jun 2014 | By Beth Brooks

The Co-operative Group has reported strong own-label sales increases following its recent ‘Fair & Square’ ad campaign and own-label revamp.

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Co-op: 'Our c-stores will outsize Tesco'

07 Jun 2014 | By Beth Brooks

The Co-operative Group wants to “become a bigger convenience business than Tesco is today”…

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Co-op Group sells five larger stores to Asda

04 Jun 2014 | By Beth Brooks

The Co-operative Group has sold five of its larger stores to Asda as it continues to focus on its core convenience estate.

Jason Cotta

Costa MD's taskforce calls for long-term high street plans

31 May 2014 | By Ian Quinn

A government taskforce led by Costa Coffee MD Jason Cotta has called on towns to launch new five-year plans…

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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

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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…

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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

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Co-operative sector hopes numbers will counter bad press Subscription

23 Jun 2014 | Updated: 03 Jul 2014 | By Alec Mattinson

A new report focussed on the UK co-operative market says the sector contributes £37bn to the economy, but many of the UK’s biggest co-ops are finding life tough

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Deals deepen as mults fight for share of World Cup spend Subscription

20 Jun 2014 | By Ronan Hegarty

The latest figures from promotions specialists Assosia show the major multiples are competing hard across the board for that all-important World Cup spend.

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Local works for Co-ops

07 Jun 2014

The three regional Co-operative societies in our area are very supportive of the local economy…

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The Co-op and local food: can it make it work?

31 May 2014

The Guild of Fine Food is aware of the constant changes to sourcing policies within the retail sector…

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Has the Co-op missed the boat?

31 May 2014

If consumers genuinely want to buy local products they won’t go to any supermarket…

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How Co-op's plight extends to its store estate numbers Subscription

30 May 2014 | By James Halliwell

…so how is its convenience-focused property strategy evolving?…

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The Co-op crisis: Timeline

29 May 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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The Co-op clears a hurdle

20 May 2014 | By Beth Brooks

No one knew which way The Co-operative Group’s crucial vote on governance reform would go ahead of the society’s special general meeting on Saturday…

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Vote yes to corporate governance reform at The Co-op Group

17 May 2014 | By Beth Brooks

It’s impossible to exaggerate how important today’s vote on corporate governance at The Co-operative Group’s agm is…

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