Co-op Membership has changed Since the publication of this article Co-op membership has changed – we are giving even more back to your community. Every time you buy selected Co-op branded products and services money goes to you and your community too. Find out more about Co-op Membership or download the app now. Children from […]

Hopefully you’ve heard about SORTEDFood? They’re the world’s most engaged YouTube cooking channel with the online community and we’re partnering with them to help us overcome the cooking skills gap – particularly with millennials. Before I explain more what this is all about, I thought I’d share with you their Christmas greetings to everyone at […]

We’ve hit our target to redistribute one million meals to good causes this year. But in true Co-op style, we’ve decided to do much more, and have pledged another 100,000 meals to good causes in the run-up to Christmas. We do this by donating surplus chilled food items (yoghurt, meat, fruit, vegetables and ready meals) […]

It’s not often you see She-Ra from the He-Man comic books leading a funeral or a hearse being flanked by Superman, Batman, Robin and Captain America, but that’s what happened for the funeral of 18-year old Arthur Lewis Trigger Peebles from Morden, Surrey last week. Arthur was a super fan of comic heroes including Superman, […]

Nick Crofts, The Co-op Member Council President, shares his thoughts. This has been a full-on quarter for the Co-op which ended fittingly with the launch of our research report into the triggers for loneliness.  I was privileged to present how we’re going to help tackle this important issue as an organisation. I was also delighted to represent […]

This week Co-op Food opened it’s 100th new store this year. 100 new stores is more than we’ve ever opened before and more than any other UK food retailer in 2016. Just under half of all the new food stores opened this year in the UK will be Co-ops. Why are we investing in new […]

Today we launch our joint report with British Red Cross, into tackling loneliness and social isolation across the UK. British Red Cross are our Charity Partner and throughout 2015 and 2016 we’ve been fundraising to support the partnership. But today, we turn our attention to how we can work together to tackle loneliness. What do […]

We recently shared our research on millennials’ cooking skills which revealed the cooking skills gap among 16 to 35 year olds. As an organisation with a rich history of education we have partnered with SORTEDFood, who has one of the world’s most engaged online communities of millennials who help each other to learn about food and […]

This week we launched our latest convenience report which looks at recycling, an issue that’s close to our members’ heart. It sets out our ambition to have 80% of our packaging recyclable by 2020 and we call on other retailer to follow our lead on developing new packaging and working with local authorities to improve […]

Lara Wilson catches up with one of our newest Member Nominated Directors (MNDs), Margaret Casely-Hayford. I was sitting next to Margaret at our AGM when she heard she’d been elected. She was genuinely surprised and excited when the results were announced. I later found out that on the way there, she’d been consoled by her husband that she probably […]