Co-op extends its local sourcing programme across its stores in Derbyshire with four breweries

Co-op extends its local sourcing programme across its stores in Derbyshire with four breweries   MANCHESTER, UK, 2017-Dec-12 — /EPR Retail News/ — Four breweries in Derbyshire are raising a glass to new contract wins with the Co-op as the community retailer extends its local sourcing programme across its stores in Derbyshire. The Co-op – which last year returned […]

Co-op partners with FareShare to provide 100,000 meals to vulnerable people this Christmas

MANCHESTER, UK, 2017-Dec-12 — /EPR Retail News/ — The Co-op has pledged to provide 100,000 meals to vulnerable people in the run-up to Christmas through its partnership with food redistribution charity FareShare. The move follows news that since 2013, the community retailer has supplied almost 1,300 tonnes – enough to provide over 3,085,000 meals to those in need […]

Co-op expands its local sourcing programme across the North East with three breweries and a tea maker

MANCHESTER, UK, 2017-Dec-05 — /EPR Retail News/ — Three breweries and a tea maker are among a host of producers in the region to raise a glass, and a cup, to new contract wins with the Co-op. The move will see nine businesses supply a new range of over 20 products as the Co-op extends its local sourcing programme […]

Co-op become the exclusive wholesale supplier to Costcutter Supermarkets Group

MANCHESTER, UK, 2017-Dec-01 — /EPR Retail News/ — Following the recent announcement concerning Palmer and Harvey (P&H), The Co-op and Costcutter Supermarkets Group (CSG) have today (29 November) confirmed an agreement that will see Co-op become the exclusive wholesale supplier to CSG and the 2,200 Costcutter, Mace, Simply Fresh, Supershop and kwiksave convenience stores across its network from Spring 2018. […]

Co-op to open its newest food store in Hemsby on Thursday, 30 November

MANCHESTER, UK, 2017-Nov-29 — /EPR Retail News/ — The Co-op is set to serve-up its newest food store this week (Thursday, 30 November), in Hemsby, near Great Yarmouth, following a £1.2M investment. The new store – located in Kings Way, Hemsby – provides 24 full and part-time jobs, and will bring a funding boost for local good causes […]

Co-op expands its local sourcing programme with a total of 20 local breweries across Scotland

Co-op expands its local sourcing programme with a total of 20 local breweries across Scotland   MANCHESTER, UK, 2017-Nov-27 — /EPR Retail News/ — Scottish breweries are set to top sales of 500,000 pints at the Co-op as the community retailer expands its commitment to supporting smaller, local, producers. A total of 20 local breweries are to […]

Co-op set to open seven new stores in London this November

MANCHESTER, UK, 2017-Nov-15 — /EPR Retail News/ — The Co-op is ramping up its investment in London this November, as it prepares to open a total of seven new stores in just two weeks. The £4.8 million investment forms part of the retailer’s 2017 store expansion plan and is set to create around 100 jobs in the […]

Co-op supports Booth Centre’s annual Manchester Sleepout to raise awareness and confront challenges of homelessness

MANCHESTER, UK, 2017-Nov-07 — /EPR Retail News/ — Hundreds are set to sleep out in support of homeless people this Friday (10 November) as the Booth Centre hosts its annual Manchester Sleepout. A record number of people have registered to take part in the event which is taking place at the city’s Cathedral. The Manchester […]

Co-op prepares to open five brand new stores across Scotland with £3.4 million investment

MANCHESTER, UK, 2017-Oct-26 — /EPR Retail News/ — The Co-op is ramping up its investment in Scotland during October and November, as it prepares to open five brand new stores across the country. The £3.4 million investment forms part of the retailer’s £11 million 2017 store expansion plan and is set to create 75 jobs for local […]

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 […]