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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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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


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


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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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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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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