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 […]

This July, I’ll be leading a group of colleagues through a gruelling task in the name of charity as we take on the National 3 Peaks Challenge. We’ll scale Scafell Pike, Ben Nevis and Snowdon – the three highest peaks in England, Scotland and Wales. We’ll be racing against the clock, and aim to have […]

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 the sun comes out, the trainers go on for many of us as we lose the excuse of limited daylight hours to stop us heading out for that dreaded jog. But there are 9 Co-op Colleagues who have already been hitting the tarmac for months come rain or shine, to train for 2017’s Virgin […]

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 […]

On 13 April 2017, Lidl claimed to be the first retailer to go 100% sustainable with their cocoa. A claim we made ahead of Fairtrade Fortnight, in February. The following letter has been sent as clarification to the Times. We applaud Lidl’s move to only source 100% sustainable cocoa in their products. The Co-op led the way […]