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Co-op launches new sustainable salmon farming group Subscription

18 Sep 2017 | By Emily Bright

Group will work with about 30 salmon farmers plus processor Farne Salmon & Trout

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Co-op faces union action over dismissal of disabled drivers Subscription

15 Sep 2017 | By Ian Quinn

More than 300 Unite members are voting on whether to take action over Christmas

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The Co-op urges suppliers to sign up to bigger 'wow deals'

15 Sep 2017 | By Ian Quinn

Commercial chiefs want to slash prices in return for longer-term partnerships

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Co-op launches autumn TV push based on British fresh food Video

11 Sep 2017 | By Ian Quinn

co-op sourcing ad The campaign, ‘Make buying British more affordable’, will seek to capitalise on its commitment to 100% fresh British meat

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The Co-op rolls out Pioneer wine designed by members Subscription

07 Sep 2017 | By Daniel Woolfson

It was created to “challenge the traditional approach to ranging”

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Matt Birch made trading executive at Central England Co-op Subscription

06 Sep 2017 | By Emily Bright

Birch will take over the responsibilities of deputy chief and trading director Tony Carroll

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The Co-op enters exclusive talks to buy Nisa Subscription

30 Aug 2017 | By Ronan Hegarty

Sainsbury’s put its interest in Nisa on hold earlier this month

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The Co-op covers cost of tampon tax

29 Aug 2017 | By Ian Quinn

The Co-op said a 5% price reduction would come into effect from tomorrow ahead of government proposals to remove the VAT

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Customer director Jemima Bird to leave Co-op after 18 months Subscription

10 Aug 2017 | By Michelle Perrett

The brand expert will continue to work with the company for two days a week…

Co-op’s backing Fairtrade farmers with a new community resource centre in Kenya

The Co-op commits to Fairtrade with Kenyan resource centre

01 Aug 2017 | By Ian Quinn

The funding is being provided by the Co-op’s Growing Stories online campaign

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Major players drive GS1 data quality charter Subscription

21 Jul 2017 | By Ian Quinn

The 12 companies claimed the move could save more than £200m in costs and lost sales

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Jo Whitfield confirmed as permanent Co-op Food CEO Subscription

20 Jul 2017 | By Ian Quinn

Whitfield was with Asda for eight years before joining the Co-op last year

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Co-op backs Para Athletics contender with store fascia message Subscription

12 Jul 2017 | By Benedict Cooper

Five stores in Manchester have had a #goodluckcarly messsage incorporated into their signage

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Co-op and Kumala link up to offer new Fairtrade wine Subscription

04 Jul 2017 | By Daniel Woolfson

Funds from its sales will be invested back into farming communities in South Africa

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Gousto bites into retail with Co-op stores trial

30 Jun 2017 | By Emma Weinbren

From now until December, customers will be able to collect Gousto boxes at 10 Brighton Co-op branches

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Johnson & Johnson joins Mars and Co-op on sustainability platform

29 Jun 2017 | By Michelle Perrett

The Manufacture 2030 platform, launched by 2degrees, will try to find ways to slash costs in company supply chains

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Co-operative model "more resilient in post-Brexit zeitgeist" Subscription

20 Jun 2017 | By Ian Quinn

The UK Co-operative Economy 2017 report says Co-op values strike a chord with public’s mood amid upheaval

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Central England Co-operative ploughs £3m into new stores Subscription

01 Jun 2017 | By Helen Gilbert

The investment includes the opening of three new stores

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The Co-op plays up British meat provenance in new TV ad Video

24 May 2017 | By Ian Quinn

This month Co-op switched all its own-brand fresh meat to British, including ready meals, pies and sandwiches

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The Co-op extends 100% British meat pledge to frozen Subscription

23 May 2017 | By Beth Gault

Commitment means retailer will invest £2.5bn to sourcing UK-farmed produce by 2019

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Supermarkets provide emergency help in wake of Manchester attack

23 May 2017 | By Ian Quinn

Asda and Tesco providing food and water at Etihad Stadium and outside hospitals

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Co-op offers £100,000 at new Chester and Cambridge stores

23 May 2017

The group’s latest food store opens in Christleton Road, Chester on 1 June following a £740,000 investment

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The Co-op links up with MRH for first-ever franchise deal Subscription

17 May 2017 | By Ian Quinn

Seven new convenience stores will open over the course of the year with Co-op brand and own-label products

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Co-op replaces polystyrene pizza boards with recyclable card

08 May 2017 | By Ian Quinn

Move will prevent 200 tones of polystyrene boards going to landfill, retailer says

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McColl's to trial Co-op brand own label lines Subscription

04 May 2017 | By Ellis Hawthorne

The trial will see McColl’s stock a range of Co-op brand own-label fresh, frozen and ambient products in 25 stores

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First Look: Christmas ranges 2017 - video

17 Jul 2017 | By The Grocer News Team

Details are being finalised, ranges are still being added to, and almost everyone is still trying to decide what to charge.

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Christmas in July: supermarket range preview 2017 Subscription

17 Jul 2017 | By The Grocer News Team

What do we know about what the supermarkets have planned to win the big one this Christmas?

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Join the Co-op in the battle to end water poverty

13 Jul 2017

Sir, The Co-op Group has just pledged to donate £1m a year to a new global project to tackle water poverty

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Is the Co-op's call for 100% British fresh meat realistic? Subscription

12 May 2017 | By Kevin White

Aspirational, for sure, but do farmers actually produce enough for other retailers to follow suit? And what would the downsides be for industry?

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Co-op Subscription

02 Mar 2017 | By James Halliwell

This store was absolutely stuffed with SKUs but shelves were well stocked and neat and tidy

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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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