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Co-operative Group relaunches as the Co-op Subscription

27 May 2016 | By Carolyn Robertson

The Co-operative Group has relaunched as the Co-op, going back to its former name and 1968-vintage blue logo

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Co-op launches summer ad campaign to support rebrand Video Subscription

25 May 2016 | By Carolyn Robertson

TV ad Be As Unpredictable As Summer targeted at millennials

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The Co-operative goes ‘back to being Co-op’ and revives classic blue look Subscription

21 May 2016 | By Carolyn Robertson

The society is bringing back its blue leaf clover logo and introducing new membership benefits worth £100m a year

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The Southern Co-op to open 20 food stores this year Subscription

09 May 2016 | By Carolyn Robertson

Retail sales at society were 4.7% for the year to 30 January

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Co-op Group appoints ACI Worldwide to run card payment operations

04 May 2016 | By Carolyn Robertson

System will go live across The Co-op estate early next year

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The Co-op Group backs farming with free training programme Subscription

03 May 2016 | By Helen Gilbert

New scheme will prepare 60 young farmers for the challenges facing agriculture industry

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Co-op sells 36 former Somerfield stores to Food Retailer Group Subscription

03 May 2016 | By Carolyn Robertson

Stores will transfer to Booker-owned Budgens without job losses

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There's A Beer For That hits Central England Co-op aisles Subscription

29 Apr 2016 | By Carolyn Robertson

Central England Co-operative has launched a new tie-up with the There’s A Beer For That campaign

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Sheffield's Our Cow Molly wins BBC Future Food Award

29 Apr 2016 | By Julia Glotz

The dairy brand recently struck a deal to supply milk to The Co-op stores across Sheffield

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Central England Co-op profit jumps despite 3% fall in sales Subscription

27 Apr 2016 | By Carolyn Robertson

Society invested almost £30m in the business last year

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East of England Co-op pledges to spend £21m on store revamps

26 Apr 2016 | By Carolyn Robertson

Society spent £15m refurbishing 46 food stores in 2015

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Allan Leighton urges Co-op members to vote 'rebuild' at agm Subscription

25 Apr 2016 | By Carolyn Robertson

AGM will debate pay and benefits for both staff and executives

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The Southern Co-operative switches lights to LED Subscription

21 Apr 2016 | By Carolyn Robertson

The project will deliver savings of £375,000 a year for the society

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Co-op shoppers predict mobile payments will replace cash

19 Apr 2016 | By Carolyn Robertson

Contactless payments rose by 1.4m at The Co-op between February and March

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The Co-op Group set to offload 300 stores Subscription

15 Apr 2016 | By Carolyn Robertson

Society reported to have appointed Rothschild to handle the disposal

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The Co-op pledges continued investment in quality as price cuts set to hit £200m in 2016 Subscription

07 Apr 2016 | By Carolyn Robertson

Group CEO Richard Pennycook has also volunteered to take a 60% pay cut

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Co-op’s full year food like for like sales up by 1.6% Subscription

07 Apr 2016 | By Alec Mattinson

The Co-op said its core convenience business grew ahead of the market after investment in price and products

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Unite members accept The Co-op's driver outsourcing proposals Subscription

06 Apr 2016 | By Carolyn Robertson

Co-op reiterates commitment to retaining its in-house logistic operations

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The Co-op Group set to launch 'Thank You' TV ad campaign Subscription

05 Apr 2016 | By Carolyn Robertson

Retailer is aiming to disrupt the ‘auto-pilot’ shop

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Sainsbury's sales up 1.2% yoy as early Easter boosts sector Subscription

05 Apr 2016 | By Ronan Hegarty

Grocery prices were 1.5% lower than this time a year ago

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The Co-op Group and Unite reach agreement on transport plans Subscription

22 Mar 2016 | By Carolyn Robertson

Unite confident its members have a secure future with The Co-op

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My Local among bidders for 100 Co-operative sites Subscription

21 Mar 2016 | By Ronan Hegarty

The package includes 40 supermarkets and a further 60 properties

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Radstock Co-op moves to cloud-based retail management system

21 Mar 2016 | By Carolyn Robertson

Society looking into launching Click & Collect after installing new cloud-based tech

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The Co-op Group drivers' strike suspended as ACAS talks begin

18 Mar 2016 | By Carolyn Robertson

Strike had been due to commence on Monday

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The Co-op Group plays down lorry driver strike disruption

18 Mar 2016 | By Carolyn Robertson

The drivers will also begin an open-ended work to rule

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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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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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