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The Co-op to add local ranges to all c-stores in shake-up Subscription

16 Feb 2017 | By Ian Quinn

The move is part of its Renewal strategy under new CEO Steve Murrells

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Richard Pennycook to join Fenwick as chairman

15 Feb 2017

He replaces Mark Fenwick, who steps down in May

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New Co-op ad champions Fairtrade and British sourcing Video

15 Feb 2017 | By Ian Quinn

The society is targeting a million new members by the end of 2017 - a year ahead of its original plans

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The Co-op puts Bank up for sale Subscription

13 Feb 2017 | By Ian Quinn

Flatlining interest rates and high transformation costs put a spoke in bank’s plans for organic growth

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Lactalis McLelland bags Co-op cheese supply deal Subscription

09 Feb 2017 | By Carina Perkins

Lactalis will begin supplying own-label cheese to the retailer later in the year

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Co-op Group CEO Richard Pennycook to step down

07 Feb 2017 | By Ian Quinn

Pennycook will be to be replaced by Co-op retail chief executive Steve Murrells

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Co-op recalls chocolate bunnies after tampering discovered Subscription

01 Feb 2017 | By Ian Quinn

The National Crime Agency has been called in after the alleged tampering incident in Nottingham

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Co-op tackles kitchen skills gap with web lessons Subscription

30 Jan 2017 | By Ian Quinn

The Now Cook It mobile-enabled website went live today, following its partnership with YouTube cooking channel SORTEDfood

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Co-op extends tuna sourcing policy to Princes and John West Subscription

26 Jan 2017 | By Beth Gault

The branded suppliers have until December to prove their tuna is sourced from fisheries improvement projects

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Shane Meadows directs series of short films for Co-op ads Video

18 Jan 2017 | By Ian Quinn

The society today revealed a target to recruit a million new members by the end of 2017

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Gousto surveys customers on potential Co-op collection deal Subscription

18 Jan 2017 | By Emma Weinbren

The development comes after Tesco and Waitrose trialled their own in-store recipe kits towards the end of last year


Co-op reports Christmas like-for-likes up 3.5% Subscription

10 Jan 2017 | By Ian Quinn

The Co-op attributes success to investment in stores, focus on convenience and its heavyweight advertising campaign

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Co-op sharpens game with overhaul of IT Subscription

16 Dec 2016 | By Ronan Hegarty

Co-op Food has signed a contract with software provider SAP to provide it with a new IT infrastructure

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Co-op good cause investments 'worth 20x monetary value' Subscription

15 Dec 2016 | By Ian Quinn

Independent report comes after Central England Co-operative invested £1.19m in community causes last year

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The Co-op pledges 100,000 more charity meals by year's end

15 Dec 2016 | By Michelle Perrett

Some 1,094 charities and community groups have received Co-op food through FareShare this year

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Alf Turner launches Premium Scotch Egg into Co-op

14 Dec 2016 | By Beth Gault

Butcher secured an £80,000 investment on BBC’s Dragon’s Den in 2012

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The Co-op and British Red Cross link to fight loneliness

13 Dec 2016 | By Michelle Perrett

A new report from the society and the Red Cross found epidemic levels of loneliness and social isolation in the UK

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Co-op 5:1 to have paid out over £15m to shoppers by year end Subscription

13 Dec 2016 | By Michelle Perrett

According to the Co-op, a member spending £40 per week on own-brand groceries would earn over £100 in a year

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The Co-op hits 100 new stores in 2016 with Bourne End opening

09 Dec 2016 | By Helen Gilbert

The society has invested £67m in new grocery stores so far this year

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Co-op Christmas ad plays up ethical and community credentials Video

01 Dec 2016 | By Helen Gilbert

Co-op pledged to give 1% of own-brand sales to good causes in September

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Co-op lorry fleet installs a host of safety features Subscription

25 Nov 2016 | By Matt Strudwick

The installation of a host of new safety features on the Co-op’s delivery lorries is a “huge step forward”

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Co-op urges rivals to develop more recyclable packaging Subscription

25 Nov 2016 | By Ronan Hegarty

The Co-op this week called on rivals to follow its lead in developing new packaging

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Co-op to make 80% of its packaging easily recyclable by 2020

22 Nov 2016 | By Ronan Hegarty

Only half a million of the 1.5m tonnes of recyclable plastic waste created every year in the UK is reused as intended

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The Co-op pledges to double its number of local suppliers

17 Nov 2016 | By Emma Weinbren

The initiative is part of the company’s plan to “foster closer relationships” with small businesses

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Lincolnshire Co-op sales pass £300m as local produce booms Subscription

05 Nov 2016 | By Carolyn Robertson

The retailer grew sales at its 83 food stores by 6.9% while trading profits rose by 4% to £20m in the same period

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Steve Murrells sets out his vision for Co-op renewal post-Pennycook Subscription

10 Feb 2017 | By Ian Quinn

With Richard Pennycook departing, Steve Murrells sets out his vision for the renewal phase of a more aggressive society

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Shane Meadows has highlighted the Co-op's brilliant campaign Subscription

20 Jan 2017 | By Ian Quinn

As foundations for a new campaign go, The Co-op’s seems to be made of stone

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Co-op pops up in the right place and the right time Subscription

17 Nov 2016

Sir, Pop-ups are perhaps an overused promotional vehicle at times

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Steve Murrells: the Big Interview Subscription

23 Sep 2016 | By Carolyn Robertson

Since 2013, Co-op Food has “outperformed the market for 13 consecutive quarters, while c-store growth has been double-digit”

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General Mills pushes on with FareShare partnership Subscription

03 Jun 2016

Sir, The Grocer is to be highly commended for its Waste Not Want Not campaign

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My Week… by Richard Pennycook (as told to Bill Tush) Subscription

02 Jun 2016

Peace, brothers and sisters. And also love and dividend stamps

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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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