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The Co-op to provide 100,000 FareShare meals before Christmas

12 Dec 2017 | By Ian Quinn

Retailer has already redistributed 435 tonnes of food this year

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Co-op adds first Fairtrade and Organic certified Lebanese wine

05 Dec 2017 | By Daniel Woolfson

The wine, Côteaux les Cèdres, is produced by The Co-operative Coteaux Heliopolis

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The Co-op launches Christmas ad with Blur Britpop classic Tender Video

01 Dec 2017 | By Ian Quinn

The 60-second ad features performances by seven community groups from across the UK

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Co-op to trial energy cost-cutting refrigeration shelf

28 Nov 2017 | By Ronan Hegarty

Shelf could slash energy costs by almost 30% and spell the end of uncomfortably cold aisles

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The Co-op trials 'ultimate' Everyday Convenience Plus stores Subscription

20 Nov 2017 | By Ian Quinn

The stores will feature a simpler and “more intuitive” store layout…

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CMA ruling on Tesco Booker 'bodes well' for Co-op Nisa deal Subscription

17 Nov 2017 | By Ronan Hegarty

The Co-op won 75.79% of Nisa members’ votes in favour of its acquisition proposition at a meeting this week

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Nisa members accept £137m Co-op bid in historic vote

14 Nov 2017 | By Ronan Hegarty

Of the 615 shareholders that voted, 494 were in favour of the bid

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Hogs Back wins listings with Co-op, Morrisons, Tesco and Majestic Subscription

13 Nov 2017 | By Daniel Woolfson

Its flagship Tongham English Ale has rolled into 320 Co-ops, 39 Morrisons and 19 Tesco Express stores…

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Fmcg high flyers recognised as Women to Watch

10 Nov 2017 | By Rachel Graham

The Co-op’s CEO Jo Whitfield and Lisa Attenborough, director of UK communications at Arla, were among those recognised this year

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Bestway out of picture for Nisa as wholesaler dubs value crazy Subscription

10 Nov 2017 | By Adam Leyland

Bestway is categorically not working on a counter offer for Nisa as valuation is “crazy”, says Zameer Choudrey

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Co-op Nisa deal still in the balance as decision day looms Subscription

10 Nov 2017 | By Ronan Hegarty

As the deadline for Nisa members to vote on the Co-op’s £137m bid looms, the outcome is too close to call, say experts

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Lincolnshire Co-op reports record sales of £312m Subscription

31 Oct 2017 | By Ian Quinn

The retailer said more chilled food and food-to-go products plus its store refurbishment programme had boosted results…

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The Co-op adds swathe of wine SKUs in data-inspired refresh Subscription

16 Oct 2017 | By Daniel Woolfson

Stores will be clustered with an “affluence overlay” to determine what is important to consumers…

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Matt Atkinson joins the Co-op as chief membership officer Subscription

16 Oct 2017

Atkinson will support director of community and campaigns Rufus Olins…

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Gousto scraps Co-op trial two months ahead of schedule Subscription

12 Oct 2017 | By Matt Strudwick

Recipe box company says it is focusing on home delivery rather than supermarkets

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Co-op’s £143m bid for Nisa to be put to the vote by members Subscription

10 Oct 2017 | By Adam Leyland

It’s up to members now to decide as Nisa recommends Co-op’s offer

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Asda and Co-op collaborate on sustainability data project

02 Oct 2017 | By Ian Quinn

Suppliers will no longer need to submit duplicate data on waste, water and energy


The Co-op joins The Grocer's Waste Not Want Not campaign

29 Sep 2017 | By Ian Quinn

Waste Not Want Not was launched in May 2016…

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Richard Pennycook to take over as BRC chairman

28 Sep 2017 | By Ian Quinn

Pennycook stepped down as CEO of the Co-operative Group in March

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Co-op prioritises long-term deals with suppliers Subscription

22 Sep 2017 | By Ian Quinn

CEO Steve Murrells has made long-term strategic deals with suppliers a key priority

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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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Co-op helps the cause against loneliness with get-together ad Video

06 Dec 2017 | By Mark Dishman

The Co-op is all about togetherness this year, uniting a variety of real-life community groups to perform a song

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Nisa members have spoken. The rebels must accept the Co-op deal – or look elsewhere Subscription

13 Nov 2017 | By Ronan Hegarty

Nisa rebels are promising to go on the offensive and plan to convince the Competition & Markets Authority to nix the deal

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The Co-op isn’t ailing. But it needs to stretch its wings Subscription

17 Oct 2017 | By Ronan Hegarty

A casual observer of today’s grocery market share figures from Kantar would conclude that the Co-op is struggling

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Nisa has always been riven by mistrust. Can the Co-op save it? Subscription

06 Oct 2017 | By Adam Leyland

Next week Nisa will finally table the Co-op’s offer to its members

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Learn from Co-op's resurgence

27 Sep 2017 | By Jeremy Garlick

Most industry commentators would agree that the Co-op has significantly improved its customer offer over recent years

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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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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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