Co-op food stores increased market share in the UK grocery market by 0.1% to 5.8% with store numbers up from 6,043 to 6,744. Total sales grew by 4.3% to £11.9bn.
Chief executive of Co-operatives UK, Dame Pauline Green, told the annual Co-operative Congress in Manchester: "For over 160 years co-ops have been an important part of the British landscape. Many of us have grown up with the Co-op as our local high street shop or as an employer.
"Today, more and more people are coming to realise that co-ops can truly deliver the services they need and these results will help us carry this on in the future."
During the year, the Co-operative Group acquired the Alldays convenience store chain for £133m to increase its focus on c-stores and market town supermarkets.