The Co-operative Group is the UK's highest-placed society in a new global ranking of major co-operatives and mutuals. The listing, Global300, placed The Co-operative Group in ninth position, with United Co-operatives at 62.
RFID privacy fears
Brussels is considering stricter privacy controls on RFID after a EU-wide online public consultation found half of respondents thought privacy protection should be compulsory in RFID applications, while 61% of respondents wanted tags to be de-activated at point of sale.
Sainsbury's new Technical Management Academy will train technical managers who work for its suppliers.