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 […]

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 […]

At the Co-op we’re different because we’re owned by our members. That’s why each year if you’ve spent over £250 or more in our Food stores or purchased a product from one of our other businesses we’ll ask you to have a say and take part in our Annual General Meeting (or AGM for short.) […]

The nominations are in. Now the vote is open! Hundreds of members joined in to suggest a name for the first ever member-designed wine, which will hit the shelves of a Co-op near you in October. We’ve shortlisted four names from the 500 or so that were suggested and are now asking members to vote […]

As you may have seen from Rufus’s blog, on 31st March we started our search for Member Pioneers. We’re looking for people who share our passion to make great things happen locally. They’ll listen & connect members, colleagues and local causes, understand what matters to them and inspire them into action, working together to do […]

Our new TV advert airs this weekend and will show the nation why the Co-op really is a better way of doing business. The advert features some of the 4,000 local causes our members have been supporting through our new Co-op Membership rewards. We’ve worked with BAFTA award winning Director Shane Meadows to film some […]

Following the announcement of our financial results last week we’ve published our full report and accounts which give a full review of how we performed last year.  The report and accounts are received by members at our Annual General Meeting which takes place on Saturday 20 May in Manchester. Later this month we’ll be sending […]