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 […]

Today we announced the launch our Bright Future programme which will help integrate victims of the UK modern slave trade back into communities. In a bid to tackle what Prime Minister Theresa May has described as the great human rights issue of our time, we will be providing jobs for known victims and will be raising […]

Co-op Food stores and Funeralcare homes featured in Film, TV, Music videos & Advertisements.

This week our Join Us campaign to attract one million new members to our Co-op in 2017 moves up a gear. We’re releasing a powerful and inspiring short film from acclaimed British Director Shane Meadows, in cinemas and on social media. It highlights the depth of the relationship we’re building with local communities. Over the […]

Applications for the next round our Local Community Fund close on 25th January. We’ve had more than 4,500 applications, but we’re still looking for causes in many of our communities. Do you know a local charity, sports club, church, scout or guide group that needs funding for a project to benefit their community? We’ll be giving […]

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 […]

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 […]