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Co-op begins major recruitment drive

21 Jul 2015 | By Andrew Don

The mutual is on the hunt for up to 1,000 new staff, with the aim of boosting its complement at peak times

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Convenience shopping then and now: key stats from the Co-op report

20 Jul 2015 | By Michelle Perrett

The Co-operative Group has published a retrospective on convenience retailing over the past 50 years

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Nick Crofts elected president of The Co-operative Group’s Members’ Council

09 Jul 2015 | By Michelle Perrett

Two vice-presidents, Marc Bicknell and Dan Crowe, were also appointed following a council meeting where an additional 12 members were appointed to its Senate

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Co-op apologises as customers get charged twice

09 Jul 2015 | By Michelle Perrett

Hundreds of thousands of customers who used debit or credit cards at the 2,700 Co-Operative stores on Tuesday, 7 July, have been charged twice due to an error

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Fresh Three price cuts drive 10% growth across fruit and veg, says Co-op

08 Jul 2015 | By Carina Perkins

The Co-operative Food claims its fruit and veg price cuts have driven almost 10% sales growth across its fresh produce range.

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Media bites 24 June: Co-op, John Lewis, Tesco Subscription

24 Jun 2015 | By Alec Mattinson

The financial woes of The Co-operative Group have wounded it so seriously that it can no longer boast of being Britain’s biggest-grossing co-op

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Co-op's 'Fresh Three' gets grocer into price wars

17 Jun 2015 | By Andrew Don

The £125m promotion will see three popular products go half-price every three weeks

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Marks & Spencer buys seven Co-op stores for Simply Food Subscription

12 Jun 2015 | By Helen Gilbert, Ronan Hegarty

The properties in Blandford Forum, Chepstow, Haslemere, Penrith, Rayleigh, Stockton Heath and Matlock range in size from 9,000-15,000 sq ft

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Co-op trial boosts value and tertiary lines Subscription

05 Jun 2015 | By Ronan Hegarty

New dump bins and outdoor posters advertising ‘Super Low Prices on over 100 of your everyday essentials’ have been introduced at around 25 smaller stores

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The Co-operative Group to kick-off little and often summer ad campaign

03 Jun 2015 | By Andrew Don

The Co-operative Food is putting a brave face on the typical British summer with a new TV advertising campaign that debuts tonight showing…

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Co-op goes big on ales with regional range expansion Subscription

28 May 2015 | By Simon Gwynn

The launches were in response to Co-op research in which 71% of people surveyed said it was important for them to buy locally-sourced varieties

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Co-op members back Fairtrade and member directors at historic agm

18 May 2015 | By Benedict Cooper

Voting under a new system, Co-operative Group members backed a motion to recommit to its pledge of sourcing 100% of its own-label goods from Fairtrade suppliers

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The Co-op gets behind frozen with £5 fish meal deal Subscription

15 May 2015 | By Andrew Don

The Co-operative Group has become the latest major retailer to up its support for frozen food by launching a £5 frozen mea…

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The Co-operative Group sells six stores and closes another

01 May 2015 | By Beth Brooks

Vowing to ditch its larger stores to focus on convenience, the society last month revealed it had sold 37 larger stores in the year to 3 January

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The Co-op Group joins hunt for drivers with new training scheme Subscription

27 Apr 2015 | By Beth Brooks

The eight-week Warehouse to Wheels programme will teach more than 100 staff to become LGV drivers

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The Co-op Group cools Fairtrade ambitions in new policy Subscription

18 Apr 2015 | By Carina Perkins

A motion for the group’s upcoming agm called on The Co-op to recommit to leadership on Fairtrade by increasing availability of Fairtrade products in stores

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Hazel Blears bids to become a director at The Co-op Subscription

13 Apr 2015

The society is looking to elect three member directors as part of its corporate governance reforms and new-look board

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Co-operating profit: Pennycook and Leighton take the first step Subscription

09 Apr 2015 | By Beth Brooks

The Co-operative Group’s 2014 full-year results were released today, and though there was nothing as eye-catching as last year’s staggering £2.5bn loss, there were still plenty of interesting nuggets

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Hazel Blears bids for Co-op Group position

09 Apr 2015 | By Beth Brooks

The society is looking to elect three member directors as part of its corporate governance reforms and new-look board

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The Co-operative Group reports improved results on back of disposals

09 Apr 2015 | By Beth Brooks

Underlying operating profits rose 1.5% to £251m thanks to the society’s ongoing True North strategy which saw it make cost savings of £93m

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Only half of Co-op members will be eligible to vote at agm Subscription

01 Apr 2015 | By Beth Brooks

To be able to vote, members must have spent either £250 or more in its food, travel, e-store or pharmacy business

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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

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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

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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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