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Co-op's Steve Murrells urges post-Brexit EU partnership Subscription

10 Jan 2018 | By Ian Quinn

Murrells welcomed Michael Gove’s pledge that payments to farmers would be extended post-Brexit

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Co-op to grow vegan wine offer to 100 SKUs in 2018 Subscription

09 Jan 2018 | By Daniel Woolfson

The retailer will “continue to challenge suppliers to make wines vegan, where they can”

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Lincolnshire Co-operative reports 7% Christmas boost Subscription

09 Jan 2018 | By Helen Gilbert

The society paid out a dividend bonus of £1.9m to its 280,000 members in December

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Retailers sign up to corrosive acid sales ban to under-18s

08 Jan 2018 | By Helen Gilbert

Tesco, Morrisons, Waitrose and The Co-op sign up to voluntary government scheme for acid and corrosive substances

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Central England Co-operative prepares next raft of store openings Subscription

08 Jan 2018 | By Andrew Don

Last year’s investment included expenditure on eight new food stores and the relaunch of over 20 convenience outlets

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Channel Islands Co-op to make autism 'quiet hour' permanent

05 Jan 2018 | By Andrew Don

Customers in trial stores reported a much calmer shopping experience during the dedicated hours

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Co-op plans 100 store openings in 2018 after Christmas boost Subscription

05 Jan 2018 | By Ian Quinn

The plans were unveiled as CEO Steve Murrells announced a 6.2% jump in like-for-like food sales

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Co-op 'doubled sales growth' over Christmas Subscription

04 Jan 2018 | By Ian Quinn

It had been the group’s “best Christmas ever”, CEO Steve Murrells told colleagues in an internal memo

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City Snapshot: The Co-op plans 100 store openings in 2018 Subscription

02 Jan 2018 | By Alec Mattinson

The Co-op Group has announced plans to open 100 food stores across the UK in 2018 to create an estimated 1,600 new jobs. Plus, tributes for Compass Group CEO Richard Cousins after his tragic death, Marks & Spencer sells retail business in Hong Kong and Macau and all the latest news from the City.

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C4 to screen series of spin-offs from main Co-op Xmas ad Subscription

14 Dec 2017 | By Ian Quinn

The new slots feature community musical groups from the retailer’s Christmas ads singing theme tunes from Channel 4 shows

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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 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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