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 […]

Today we’ve released our Co-op Way Report which reports on all the ways we demonstrate our Purpose – through our business, ethics, democracy, community, sustainability, and much more. Some of these things are unique to us – like helping victims of Modern Slavery back into work; giving £9 million to local causes through our Membership; […]

I am absolutely delighted to be able to say that from today Co-op will be the only major UK food retailer to stock 100% British fresh meat – something no other major UK retailer can say.  And when I say 100%, I mean 100%. From our pork pies, to our tikka chicken masala ready meals, […]

Today we’ve launched a report on the community that shows young people in a new light and confounds common prejudices. Our findings show that under 25 year olds are more likely than both their parents or grandparents to get involved in local causes. I’ve spent this morning talking about the report and our involvement in […]

This July, I’ll be leading a group of colleagues through a gruelling task in the name of charity as we take on the National 3 Peaks Challenge. We’ll scale Scafell Pike, Ben Nevis and Snowdon – the three highest peaks in England, Scotland and Wales. We’ll be racing against the clock, and aim to have […]