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 […]

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 […]

In December members Joined In to tell us how we can make our ethical and sustainability reporting more relevant to them. Over 60 members rose to the challenge and provided us with some great insights, which we’ve taken away and are working through as we plan our future reporting. This is a great start, and […]

Steve: Hello everybody, it’s week two, it’s been a busy week and just let me start off by thanking everybody for their kind wishes after last week’s announcement. One of the things I didn’t get a chance to talk to you about was the idea of something called reverse mentoring, and this is a way that […]