Co-op to re-develop and transform four North Wales stores this autumn with £3.5M investment

MANCHESTER, UK, 2017-Oct-19 — /EPR Retail News/ — The Co-op is investing almost £3.5M in its North Wales stores this autumn to re-develop and transform four sites during a seven week programme of works creating around a dozen new retail jobs. The community retailer – which last month scooped Convenience Retailer of the Year at the Retail […]

Co-op’s Fuel Good Day raised more than $570,000 for registered charities and non-profits

Saskatoon, SK, 2017-Oct-18 — /EPR Retail News/ — A lot can happen when you work together. This fall, Co-op teamed up with thousands of Western Canadians to raise more than $570,000 for registered charities and non-profits — all in a single day. We called it Fuel Good Day. “With the support of Co-op members and […]

Co-op announces the return of its annual Drink Pink campaign

Saskatoon, SK, Canada, 2017-Oct-04 — /EPR Retail News/ — Chances are you know someone who’s been affected by breast cancer. According to the Canadian Cancer Society, one in nine Canadian women will likely develop breast cancer in her lifetime. But research is making huge strides, and each year more and more women are proudly calling themselves […]

UK: Co-op opens its newest food store in Rockfield Road, Monmouth

MANCHESTER, UK, 2017-Sep-15 — /EPR Retail News/ — The Co-op has served-up its newest food store this week (Thursday, 14 September) in Rockfield Road, Monmouth, following a £550,000 investment creating 15 jobs. Children from Overmonnow Primary School and County Councillor Jamie Treharne were among the guests of honour, helping to launch the store for the community. The new […]

Co-op launches new Scottish Salmon Farming Group as part of its commitment to sell responsibly sourced fresh fish

MANCHESTER, UK, 2017-Sep-15 — /EPR Retail News/ — Leading convenience retailer, the Co-op, has launched a new Scottish Salmon Farming Group as part of its commitment to selling responsibly sourced fresh fish. The group will bring together stakeholders right across the supply chain, including key suppliers and long-standing processor, Farne Salmon and Trout Ltd. It will enable […]

ENGLAND: Co-op to create more than 30 jobs for its two new food stores in Leicester

MANCHESTER, UK, 2017-Sep-15 — /EPR Retail News/ — A £1.2M investment in Leicester will see the Co-op serve-up two new food stores in the space of two weeks, creating more than 30 jobs. A store in Whetstone launches on Thursday, 21st September, while a new store in London Road, Leicester, which reactivates and brings back to life the […]

Co-op opens its newest Welsh food store in Cwmbach

MANCHESTER UK, 2017-Sep-11 — /EPR Retail News/ — The Co-op has served-up its newest Welsh food store in Cwmbach following an investment of more than £500,000 creating up to 20 new jobs – the new store marks a return to the community for the Co-op which can trace its history in Cwmbach back to the 1850’s. Located at the former […]

Co-op’s fundraising walk raised more than £1,100 for children’s hospice Francis House, in Didsbury

MANCHESTER, UK, 2017-Sep-11 — /EPR Retail News/ — Colleagues at the Co-op put their best foot forward for charity with a fundraising walk to raise money for a children’s hospice. A donation of more than £1,100 was raised for Francis House, in Didsbury, after colleagues walked eleven miles to fundraise at stores across the area – the money […]

Co-op becomes a major Iris Prize partner for its six-day celebration of LGBT film

MANCHESTER, UK, 2017-Sep-11 — /EPR Retail News/ — The Iris Prize has announced Co-op as a major new partner for its six-day celebration of LGBT film taking place in Cardiff next month (10 – 15 October). Now in its 11th year, the Iris Prize – which has been identified as one of the top 50 film festivals in […]

Co-op extends the reach of the iconic Double Dragon across Wales

MANCHESTER, UK, 2017-Sep-06 — /EPR Retail News/ — The iconic Double Dragon Ale has secured a first national listing for the Felinfoel Brewery with a contract win at the Co-op. Sales of Double Dragon Ale has taken off after being introduced into around 80 Co-op food stores last November – the latest contract coup will see the award-winning deep […]

Co-op: overall sales of Scottish products across our stores up by 33% YoY

Sales of Scottish produce are up by a third in Co-op stores Bakery favourites leading the sales surge MANCHESTER, England, 2017-Sep-01 — /EPR Retail News/ — Scotland’s love affair with home-grown fare is flourishing, as figures released by the Co-op today (30 August 2017) show that overall sales of Scottish products across its 350 stores are up an impressive […]

Co-op cuts the cost of women’s sanitary products

MANCHESTER, England, 2017-Aug-30 — /EPR Retail News/ — Co-op has today (29 August 2017) announced it will cut the cost of women’s sanitary products to cover the cost of the so-called ‘Tampon tax.’ A five per cent reduction will come into effect on 30 August 2017 ahead of Government proposals* to remove the VAT. All 71 […]

Co-op offers more savings to NUS extra cardholders

MANCHESTER, England, 2017-Aug-23 — /EPR Retail News/ — Savvy students can “bag” an extra saving at their Co-op food store with NUS extra and Co-op Membership. NUS extra cardholders receive a 10% discount off their groceries at the community retailer. In addition, students who also become a Member of the Co-op will gain a further 5% reward on purchases of own-branded […]

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 […]

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 […]

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, […]

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. […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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. […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]