This morning’s terrible news from the Finsbury Park Mosque has added to the sense of unease and uncertainty that has already descended on the nation this summer. We’re still coming to terms with the terror attacks at the Manchester Arena and London Bridge; the numbers of missing, presumed dead, from the Grenfell fire has just […]

On Thursday, I travelled to the magnificent Senedd in sunny Cardiff, the National Assembly of Wales. The Co-op was invited, alongside the British Red Cross in Wales, to give evidence to the Assembly’s Committee on Health, Social Care and Sport. The Committee, made up of elected Assembly Members, are holding an inquiry into how Wales […]

Meat free for a day – a doable or an impossible challenge? World Meat Free day (12th June) is the perfect time to stop and think about your food choices, try something new and get a bit more experimental with your meals for the day. Did you know approx. 10% of the UK are either […]

We proud to have launched a new partnership with Cancer Research UK, aiming to raise over three-quarters of a million pounds to support the charity’s pioneering work into the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of cancer. In support of the partnership, we have introduced our #AWill2TackleCancer. Our A Will to Tackle Cancer campaign will offer a range […]

We’re proud to say that now, all bottled water does good from the Co-op. We’ve extended our commitment to tackling water poverty even further, by becoming the first pioneer partner of a new initiative called the Global Investment Fund for Water (GIFFW). GIFFW is a partnership with the bottled water sector to end water poverty. […]

25 years ago our members asked us to be pioneers and stock Cafedirect coffee, one of the world’s first Fairtrade products. Throughout the next decade, led by our members, we championed and campaigned to bring Fairtrade into the mainstream.  From the UK’s first Fairtrade bananas through to the first whole own brand category conversion to […]

We know that a lot of packaging goes un-recycled because of complexity that confuses consumers – complexity of collections, packaging materials, and recycling messages.  We want to make life easier for our customers and members and get people recycling more. We knew that we were part of the problem, but we needed to talk to […]