This month we have welcomed eight new local businesses that are now supplying over 40 new products to Co-op stores in Cumbria. This is how we’re helping small businesses with our Small Business Charter. We’ve partnered with local Cumbrian breweries; Handsome Brewery in Bowston, Eden brewery in Penrith and Stringers Brewery in Ulverston and Kendal based George […]

I’m pleased to announce we’re covering the cost of the so-called ‘Tampon tax.’ From tomorrow, 30 August, anyone buying women’s sanitary products from Co-op will no longer pay VAT (value-added tax). In real terms, this means that from tomorrow, 30 August, we’re reducing the cost of Co-op own brand and branded women’s sanitary by five […]

Co-op recently announced they’re doubling local food suppliers stocked in-store, with a new Small Business Charter. I run one of Co-op’s existing local food suppliers, Ammanford-based ice cream maker, Frank’s Ice Creams. Franks Ice Cream now supply around 120 Co-op food stores in communities across Wales. 2016 marked the centenary of our founder, Francesco Dallavalle, arriving in Wales from Parma, northern […]

Now that we’re in results month for A-levels and GCSEs, young people across the country will be thinking about what’s next – whether they’ve got into their choice of university, whether to defer and have a year out or what Plan B is if their grades have fallen short. For those who don’t want to […]

Our Co-op is at the heart of the communities we serve, so when it comes to launching new Co-op Food stores or Funeral Homes, the Property team’s involvement starts well before our stores and funeral homes are even open. Hazard Alley While building Bodmin Place’s new Co-op in Milton Keynes, our New Stores Team were […]

It’s been a truly mouthwatering experience! I’ve spent the last few weeks reading members’ descriptions of the delectable products made by small food producers in their communities, as they responded to our call for nominations for the small producer category of the prestigious Q Food Awards. And it’s been great to hear about some of […]

Co-op has been at the forefront of Fairtrade for twenty years and it’s been amazing to see how Fairtrade has grown into a worldwide movement in such a short time. Sales continue to grow and Co-op is proud of the role we have played. Our list of accomplishments over the years goes on and on […]