For any business rebuilding itself and looking to grow in very competitive markets, using advertising to attract new customers is really important. But some Co-op members are concerned about where our brand is advertised. They’ve asked us to think carefully about the media we support through our advertising investment. Until recently these concerns have mostly […]

We know that many members share our passion for great wine, and are signed up to all manner of online groups, discussion boards and shops celebrating all things vino. Towards the end of last year we asked members to tell us all about the value they get from being part of these wine clubs and […]

Recently I caught up with our Member Nominated Director (MND) Hazel Blears. Hazel was voted in at our AGM in 2015 and has been busy making her mark since then. Here’s what she had to say: What’s your background? I was born and brought up in Salford. I had great parents who always encouraged me […]

International Women’s Day 2017 was a big day for the Co-op, for not only did it give us the opportunity to celebrate the talented women within our organisation, but our Aspire women’s career network turned 5 years old. Our Aspire network was established to support both female and male colleagues who wish to be pro-active and […]

Fifteen years ago the English wine industry was very much in its youth, commercially speaking, and back then the Co-op was one of the few retailers getting behind English wines – in those days there really wasn’t much interest and the quality was indifferent at best. In the last few years English wines have been […]

It’s not every day that you can pick up a bottle of beer to see your very own words staring right back at you from the label. But that’s now a very real possibility for three real ale-loving members, as the new beers they tasted and fed back on hit Co-op shelves this week. The […]

Attitudes towards announcing deaths on social media are changing. As we increasingly use social media to update on everyday life, it’s no surprise that online sites are frequently being used as forums to update on the news of someone passing away. Our Death in the Digital Age report has found that one fifth of UK adults […]