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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

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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.

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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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Chris Whitfield named Co-op Group retail and logistics director

13 Nov 2014 | By Andrew Don

Tesco Lotus’s store operations director, Chris Whitfield, is taking up the new role of retail and logistics director for The Co-operative Group’s food business early next year.

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Co-op gives Young Scots 10% discount on food shopping

03 Nov 2014 | By Beth Brooks

Holders of a Young Scot National Entitlement Card will receive a 10% discount on their shopping at The Co-operative Group’s 400 Scottish food stores from today.

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Bestway 'won't lose focus' after Co-op Pharmacy acquisition

31 Oct 2014 | By Beth Brooks

Chief executive Zameer Choudrey has reiterated Bestway’s commitment to wholesaling following its £620m acquisition of The …

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Driver shortage threatens Christmas deliveries, warns FTA Subscription

24 Oct 2014 | By Andrew Don

The grocery sector is expected to come under more pressure than usual in the run-up to Christmas because of a shortage of …

Co-op Bank

Co-op Bank Project Verde deal 'doomed to failure'

23 Oct 2014 | By Beth Brooks

The Co-operative Bank’s failed acquisition of 632 Lloyds Bank branches, dubbed Project Verde, was “doomed to failure” and its capital shortfall “could have been discovered sooner”, a Treasury Select Committee inquiry has concluded.

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Former Co-op boss Sutherland takes charge of SuperGroup

22 Oct 2014 | By Beth Brooks

Former Co-operative Group chief executive Euan Sutherland has returned to retailing as CEO of fashion retailer SuperGroup.

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Co-op Group uses waste woodchips in store heating innovation

18 Oct 2014 | By Andrew Don

The Co-operative Group is piloting an innovative new heating system which uses waste woodchips…

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Cash and products prizes for Southern Co-op 'Lucky Locals'

17 Oct 2014 | By Claire Farrell

The Southern Co-operative has launched a new scratchcard-based loyalty scheme that looks to reward local shoppers…

Richard Pennycook

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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Co-op Group proposals for corporate governance reform explained Subscription

15 Aug 2014 | By Beth Brooks

Co-op Group wants members to have a greater say in how it is run…

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