Steve: Hello everybody, today is my first day as your Group CEO. It’s an immensely proud moment for me and I want to start by thanking many of you for your kind thoughts and best wishes. As you know our Co-op is unique. It has a unique purpose, is a purpose-driven strategy and I’m convinced that […]

They say the big moments in life can be filled with both sorrow and joy and that’s just how it felt yesterday afternoon. We announced that our Co-op Group CEO Richard Pennycook is to stand down and our current Co-op Food CEO Steve Murrells is to be his successor I’ve worked closely with both Richard and […]

One BAFTA award winning film director, 4,000 local community causes, 70,000 Co-op colleagues, 1 million new members in 2017. Join us. Coming soon.

If you’re a member then I’d like to ask you to consider standing for election to the Members’ Council. The nomination window is open now and closes at midday on Friday 17 February. Why should you stand? As a member, you’re one of over five million co-owners of our Co-op, and this is your opportunity to […]

Following its launch back in 2012, Co-op Funeralcare’s apprenticeship programme has grown from strength to strength. Starting with 10 original apprentices back in 2012, more than 1,800 people have now been welcomed through our doors. The programme is unique in that there isn’t an age limit and all of our operational colleagues join us as […]

Before Christmas, we knew that we were in a really good place to have a great seasonal trading period. We’d learnt a lot from 2015 and had strong plans in place to deliver a fantastic Co-op Christmas. The focus on convenience and an ever stronger local supermarket offer resulted in a strong trading period. Our […]

First of all a very Happy New Year and a special thank you to the many colleagues who worked through the holiday season. Steve Murrells will update us on trading next week but I can tell you now that all your hard work paid off – our Co-op had a great Christmas and New Year. […]