Our members Bob, Karen, Anthony, Alison, Deborah and Gary can justifiably add the words ‘wine critic’ to their profiles, now that their reviews are appearing on shelves in Co-ops around the country. They joined in to get a taste of a new online Co-op wine club we’re developing – a ‘work in progress’ that was […]

From play parks to wild woods and majestic moors, members have been telling us all about the open spaces they love in their community, to help us with some of our thinking around the Co-op Foundation’s Environment Fund. The Fund was set up by the old United Co-op to support environmental projects in the places […]

A huge ‘thank you’ to all the many members who joined in to share their thoughts about how we approach the array of ethical issues that we must consider as a responsible business. Your ideas are already informing the major review of our policies that is now underway. The knowledge and passion of our members […]

The grape, picked by members. The name, suggested and chosen by members. The label design concepts, inspired by members. And now it’s time for members to vote to decide which label concept will be worked up to grace the bottle of our first ever Member-designed wine, Pioneer Pinot Grigio. Working with our designers, our wine […]

We know that many members share our passion for great wine, and are signed up to all manner of online groups, discussion boards and shops celebrating all things vino. Towards the end of last year we asked members to tell us all about the value they get from being part of these wine clubs and […]

  It’s not every day that you can pick up a bottle of beer to see your very own words staring right back at you from the label. But that’s now a very real possibility for three real ale-loving members, as the new beers they tasted and fed back on hit Co-op shelves this week. […]

In December members Joined In to tell us how we can make our ethical and sustainability reporting more relevant to them. Over 60 members rose to the challenge and provided us with some great insights, which we’ve taken away and are working through as we plan our future reporting. This is a great start, and […]