Co-op extends its local sourcing programme into Cumbria

MANCHESTER, England, 2017-Aug-01 — /EPR Retail News/ — Four Cumbrian-based breweries are among a host of producers in the County to “toast” new contract wins with the Co-op. The move will see eight businesses supply a new range of over 40 products from this month (August) as the Co-op extends its local sourcing programme into Cumbria. UK-wide the […]

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Co-op extends its local sourcing programme following the success of the Yorkshire pilot

MANCHESTER, England, 2017-Jul-19 — /EPR Retail News/ — Yorkshire breweries are set to tap into estimated annual sales of more than 500,000 pints at the Co-op as the community retailer extends its local sourcing programme. A total of 23 Yorkshire breweries now supply the Co-op as part of the scheme which was piloted in the county in 2015. The […]

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Co-op a LEAF (Linking Environment And Farming) corporate member

MANCHESTER, England, 2017-Jun-17 — /EPR Retail News/ — The Co-op has bolstered its relationship with global sustainability organisation LEAF (Linking Environment And Farming) by becoming a corporate member. The move will see the retailer work more closely with LEAF to deliver its sustainable food and farming goals which involve wider collaboration with farmers, the food industry, […]

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Co-op Community Spaces Program to support community-based projects across Canada with increased funding of $2 million

Saskatoon, SK, 2017-Jun-15 — /EPR Retail News/ — In 2017, Canadians will celebrate the places and people that bring communities together — and Co-op is joining the party. Donations totaling $2 million from the Co-op Community Spaces Program will support 27 community-based recreation, conservation and urban agriculture projects across British Columbia, Alberta, Saskatchewan and Manitoba. […]

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Co-op announces 2017 Fuel Up to Win contest winner

Co-op announces 2017 Fuel Up to Win contest winner   Saskatoon, SK, 2017-Jun-12 — /EPR Retail News/ — When Tonya Beeching was told over the phone she had won $100,000 in a Co-op contest, she originally thought it was a scam. “I was kind of freaking out,” said the resident of Elk Point, Alta. “I […]

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Co-op members vote to tackle modern slavery and packaging waste at its Annual General Meeting

MANCHESTER, England, 2017-May-22 — /EPR Retail News/ — Co-op members voted overwhelmingly to champion a better way of doing business by tackling modern slavery and packaging waste at today’s Annual General Meeting (AGM) at Exchange Hall, Manchester Central. Members will seek to raise awareness and campaign for greater support for victims of modern slavery in the […]

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Co-op Welsh stores roll-out new sport nutrition drink developed by former Olympic gold medalist Darren Campbell

MANCHESTER, England, 2017-May-16 — /EPR Retail News/ — A sport nutrition drink developed by former Olympic gold medalist Darren Campbell has secured a listing with the Co-op. South-Wales based Pro Athlete Supplementation (PAS) developed the Pro Iso drink for the Wales rugby team and was last month confirmed as an official supplier to the British […]

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Co-op extends its Lamb Farming Group as part of its commitment to sell only 100% fresh British meat

MANCHESTER, England, 2017-May-12 — /EPR Retail News/ — Convenience retailer, the Co-op, has widened its Lamb Farming Group as part of its commitment to providing 100% fresh British lamb all year round. The extended offering, which encompasses its Cambrian Lamb Group, now includes a total of 32 farms from Northern Ireland, Scotland, Wales, the Midlands […]

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Co-op introduces new pizza packaging that will prevent 200 tonnes of polystyrene boards going to landfill

MANCHESTER, England, 2017-May-12 — /EPR Retail News/ — The Co-op is set to take a huge slice out of the amount of waste sent to landfill with the introduction of new, ground-breaking pizza packaging. Corrugated cardboard pizza discs have replaced polystyrene across the convenience store operator’s 17 own-brand pizzas, which will prevent 200 tonnes of […]

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Co-op becomes the first national retailer to switch all fresh meat which bears its name to British

MANCHESTER, England, 2017-May-04 — /EPR Retail News/ — Meat imports into the UK have doubled over the last 20 years, according to new research by the Co-op. It comes the week that the convenience retailer announced it will become the first national retailer to switch all of the fresh meat which bears its name to British. […]

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Co-op Refinery Complex’s Wastewater Improvement Project named Industrial Water Project of the Year at the Global Water Awards

Saskatoon, SK, 2017-May-02 — /EPR Retail News/ — The Wastewater Improvement Project at the Co-op Refinery Complex was named Industrial Water Project of the Year at the annual Global Water Awards held in Madrid, Spain, on April 24. The award recognizes the project, commissioned in 2016, that represents the most impressive technical or environmental achievement […]

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Callington based Great British Crisp Company becomes a Co-op supplier

MANCHESTER, England, 2017-Apr-27 — /EPR Retail News/ — The Callington based Great British Crisp Company, that works with Warrens Bakery to develop unique flavours, has “bagged” a contract to supply 40 Co-op food stores across Cornwall. Using Cornish Sea Salt™ and potatoes, The Great British Crisp Company estimates that it could sell up to 30,000 packs […]

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Co-op continues to investment in Wales with plans for 12 new food stores in 2017

MANCHESTER, England, 2017-Apr-24 — /EPR Retail News/ — The Co-op is creating up to 250 retail roles with plans to open 12 new food stores in Wales during 2017. The community retailer’s continued investment in Wales will see a more than £16M programme of food store openings and refits. Alongside a dozen new stores, there […]

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Skinner’s brewery and Wooden Hand brewery in Truro win contract with the Co-op

MANCHESTER, England, 2017-Apr-14 — /EPR Retail News/ — Two Truro breweries are toasting a contract win with the Co-op. Skinner’s brewery has started its 20th anniversary year in style by securing a contract win with the Co-op. The award winning Truro-based brewery will now supply 40 Co-op food stores across Cornwall and could sell up […]

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Co-op food stores in Luton now accepting donations in support of Luton Foodbank

MANCHESTER, England, 2017-Apr-06 — /EPR Retail News/ — Co-op food stores in Luton have launched a bid to serve-up trolley-loads of support for Luton Foodbank as the charity experiences record levels of demand and referrals. Nine of the community retailer’s food stores in the area are supporting the appeal and taking donations for the Foodbank […]

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Co-op launches search for the “Small Producer of the Year”

MANCHESTER, England, 2017-Apr-03 — /EPR Retail News/ — Small suppliers can “bag” a listing at the Co-op as the search for the “Small Producer of the Year” begins. The community retailer has teamed-up with the Quality Food Awards to launch the second annual search to showcase the quality and innovation of the nation’s smaller, local […]

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Co-op Community Spaces Program now open for applications

Saskatoon, SK, 2017-Feb-03 — /EPR Retail News/ — Applications for funding from the Co-op Community Spaces Program are now being accepted. Registered non-profit organizations, registered charities or community service co-operatives are invited to apply online at communityspaces.ca between Feb. 1 and March 1, 2017. Co-op Community Spaces supports projects in Western Canada dedicated to recreation, environmental conservation […]

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Co-op-Roughrider Game Day Approved partnership donates $118,000 to the Children’s Hospital Foundation of Saskatchewan

Co-op-Roughrider Game Day Approved partnership donates $118,000 to the Children’s Hospital Foundation of Saskatchewan   Saskatoon, SK, 2016-Dec-02 — /EPR Retail News/ — Saskatchewan is clearly a champion when it comes to supporting healthy children and families in the province. Thanks to Co-op members, customers and Roughrider fans across the country, the Co-op-Roughrider Game Day […]

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Co-op and forensic tech company SmartWater team up to cut ATM crime

MANCHESTER, England, 2016-Oct-21 — /EPR Retail News/ — Splashing the cash, and criminals, could cut ATM crime in communities as the Co-op teams-up with award-winning forensic technology company SmartWater to roll-out a new deterrent linking criminals back to the scene of a crime. In a first of its kind, SmartWater have adapted its dispersal technology to […]

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Co-op supports Scottish farmers with the launch of new 100% Scottish Ayrshire-style bacon

MANCHESTER, England, 2016-Oct-18 — /EPR Retail News/ — The Co-op has launched a new 100% Scottish Ayrshire-style bacon made from Specially Selected Pork as part of its commitment to supporting Scottish farmers. The bacon, which is produced under the retailer’s own-brand, premium Irresistible range, is cured by hand and air-dried for up to 21 days […]

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Newly revamped Finedon Co-op re-launches following major investment

MANCHESTER, England, 2016-Oct-06 — /EPR Retail News/ — A funding boost is on the cards for community groups in the Wellingborough area as the new-look Finedon Co-op re-launches following a major investment. The revamped store, located in Wellingborough Road, relaunches on Monday, 10 October, and will unveil the community retailer’s unique new Membership scheme. Co-op members […]

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Co-op and Van Houtte Coffee Services launch Drink Pink coffee program during Breast Cancer Awareness Month

Saskatoon, SK, 2016-Oct-03 — /EPR Retail News/ — With International Coffee Day fast approaching, Co-op is letting customers know that every little sip of coffee helps make a big difference when you Drink Pink. It’s been six years — and a couple million cups of coffee — since Co-op and Van Houtte Coffee Services Inc. first […]

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Co-op and Farm & FFC SK to provide shoppers with opportunity to talk with Saskatchewan pulse farmers on Oct. 22

Saskatoon, SK, 2016-Oct-03 — /EPR Retail News/ — This fall, Farm & Food Care Saskatchewan (FFC SK) and Co-op are providing shoppers with an opportunity to talk with Saskatchewan farmers. On Saturday, Oct. 22, 10 Co-op Food Stores across the province will feature local pulse farmers, new Co-op lentil products and information and resources for shoppers […]

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Co-op wins four major gongs at The Retail Industry Awards 2016

MANCHESTER, England, 2016-Oct-03 — /EPR Retail News/ — The Co-op pipped competitors at the annual retail ‘Oscars’ – The Retail Industry Awards – by walking away with four major gongs, compared to Aldi’s three, including the prestigious outstanding achievement award. In the hotly contested convenience retailer category, the Co-op, which has seen its market share […]

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Co-op launches membership scheme

  MANCHESTER, England, 2016-Sep-23 — /EPR Retail News/ — More than 5m Co-op customers will today start to receive their new membership cards and enjoy enhanced benefits as the Group revealed that early trials of these benefits have led to significant increases in transactions, turnover and the frequency of visits, along with a substantial jump in […]

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Co-op commits to championing best practice in fresh produce sector by signing up to NFU’s Fruit and Vegetable Pledge

MANCHESTER, England, 2016-Sep-22 — /EPR Retail News/ — The Co-op has demonstrated its commitment to championing best practice in the fresh produce sector by signing up to the National Farmers Union’s Fruit and Vegetable Pledge. The community retailer made the announcement at its inaugural Co-op farming conference, held today (Tuesday 20 September) at Emirates Old […]

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Co-op reports increase in sales of vodka and gin as shoppers adopt to James Bond-inspired homemade martinis

MANCHESTER, England, 2016-Sep-12 — /EPR Retail News/ — The premium drinks market has been ‘shaken’ and ‘stirred’ by a James Bond-inspired shift to homemade martinis as sales soar of vodka and gin. The retailer has seen an increase in sales of 42 per cent premium vodka and 41 per cent of premium gin so far this […]

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Co-op reports of sales growth on British fresh pea

MANCHESTER, England, 2016-Aug-24 — /EPR Retail News/ — The humble fresh garden pea has seen the green shoots of growth as sales have trebled, according to new figures from the Co-op. The British fresh pea season lasts between May and September with 2016 witnessing a bumper crop because of the warm, wet weather the UK has […]

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REI to open new store in Houston, Texas when co-op sets up camp at the Baybrook Mall this fall

SEATTLE, 2016-Jul-26 — /EPR Retail News/ — Outdoor adventurers in Houston, Texas will have a new REI store when the co-op sets up camp at the Baybrook Mall this fall. Situated just miles from the northern point of Galveston Bay, the new store will carry gear and apparel for some of the region’s most popular […]

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Nut free celebration cakes supplier The Just Love Food Company lands contract with the Co-op

MANCHESTER, England, 2016-Jul-15 — /EPR Retail News/ — A contract win with the Co-op is the icing on the cake for a Gwent-based cake maker supplying nut free celebration cakes. Located in Blackwood, near Newport, The Just Love Food Company, is to supply over 80 Co-op food stores with tray bakes and celebration cakes after taking […]

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