Our market-leading Fairtrade cocoa commitment is helping to empower a young generation of female farmers to continue to fight gender stereotypes, in West Africa.

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Paul, one of our Member Nominated Directors shares exciting news and why our Co-op is backing Fairtrade.

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Some of you might know me as one of the Co-op’s Member Nominated Directors (MNDs) elected at our AGM in 2015. What you might not know is that in my previous life I was Chief Executive of Traidcraft, and President of the European Fair Trade Association. Traidcraft is one of the original pioneers of Fairtrade […]

Paul Chandler was elected as a Member Nominated Director (MND) at our AGM in 2015. His relationship with the Co-op goes back many years, so he feels right at home and is enjoying getting stuck in to his role. Here’s what I found out in ten minutes with Paul: What’s your background? It’s been quite […]

Cockermouth Co-op store flooded

Richard Pennycook our Group Chief Executive writes this piece in recognition of colleagues who went the extra mile for their communities during Storm Desmond. “Just six years ago I was talking to my parents who were in their upstairs room, whilst down below was a large lake. Cockermouth, their home town, was completely inundated and everyone […]