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Co-op reassures staff it is not looking for 24/7 availability

13 Sep 2014 | By Beth Brooks

The Co-operative Group has moved to reassure staff over S3 Store Standards…

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Mars rolls out cake bars and branded in-store cookies

07 Sep 2014 | By Helen Gilbert

Mars is next week launching branded cake bars and cookies…

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Robert Bignold, Tesco China property director, joins Co-op

07 Sep 2014 | By Beth Brooks

The Co-operative Group has lured Tesco’s property director for China, Robert Bignold, to its property team…

Richard Pennycook

The Co-op Group insists S3 Store Standards is 'on track' Subscription

05 Sep 2014 | By Beth Brooks

The Co-operative Group has insisted its new system of working currently rolling out across its food stores is “on track”…

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Co-op returns to profit as Pennycook made permanent CEO

04 Sep 2014 | By Beth Brooks

The Co-operative Group has posted a half-year profit of £66m and confirmed that interim CEO Richard Pennycook will take on the role permanently.

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Co-op Group sells off Sunwin security business

02 Sep 2014 | By Beth Brooks

The Co-operative Group has sold its security business Sunwin Services Group to Cardtronics for £41.5m.

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Co-op unleashes new round of Fair & Square price cuts

02 Sep 2014 | By Beth Brooks

The Co-operative Group has launched another round of price cuts in its food business as part of its ‘Fair & Square’ pledge to lower prices.

Co-op SGM

Co-operative Group members back reform in crucial sgm vote

30 Aug 2014 | By Beth Brooks

Elected members of The Co-operative Group have voted through proposals to radically reform the society’s corporate governance.

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Co-op reform vote: banks promise capital

29 Aug 2014 | By Beth Brooks

The Co-operative Group’s syndicate of banks will give the society some of the money back from the sale of its pharmacies and farms.

Co-op seeking individuals

The Co-op Group tops up Truly Irresistible own-label wines

28 Aug 2014 | By Arabella Mileham

The Co-op Group is expanding its Truly Irresistible wines range as part of efforts to bolster its own-label offer

Co-op Bank

Co-op Bank making ‘progress’ despite £75.8m loss

22 Aug 2014 | By Jon Yeomans

The Co-operative Bank has said it is making progress towards stability despite reporting a loss before tax of £75.8m for the six months to 30 June 2014.

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Co-operative to pay £5m in farmer premiums

21 Aug 2014 | By Gillian Rowe

The Co-operative will pay nearly £5m in premiums to British farmers who supply its own-label produce, meat, poultry and mi…

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The Co-operative Group consults staff on availability

10 Aug 2014 | By Beth Brooks

The Co-operative Group is asking its staff to fill in availability forms stating what hours they can work every week…

Co-op seeking individuals

Co-op Group to create council and senate in governance reforms

08 Aug 2014 | By Beth Brooks

The Co-operative Group has unveiled its proposals for the reform of its corporate governance.

Co-op Farm

Co-op sells off farm business to the Wellcome Trust

04 Aug 2014 | By Beth Brooks

The Co-operative Group has sold its farms business to the Wellcome Trust for £249m.

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Central England Co-op seeks Community Council members

02 Aug 2014 | By Beth Brooks

Central England Co-operative Society is recruiting members for its three newly formed Membership & Community Councils…

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Aldi acquires five larger Co-operative Group stores Subscription

02 Aug 2014 | By Beth Brooks

Aldi has acquired five stores from The Co-operative Group as part of its ambitious store expansion plans…

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…

Ursula Lidbetter

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.

Euan Sutherland, The Co-op

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…

Co-op seeking individuals

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.

Co-op Shoreditch

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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The Co-op’s trolley tablets are a missed opportunity

05 Aug 2014 | By James Graemer

The Co-operative last week announced plans to add tablets to its trolleys to gather customer feedback. James Graemer of LIFE is unimpressed

Zameer Choudrey

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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