Co-op develops a fully biodegradable paper tea bag

Co-op develops a fully biodegradable paper tea bag   MANCHESTER, UK, 2018-Jan-31 — /EPR Retail News/ — The Co-op is brewing up a fully biodegradable paper tea bag, making it the first retailer to find a solution to the problem of plastic waste caused by the nation’s favourite beverage. The convenience retailer’s famous own-brand 99 tea will be […]

The Co-op to open 100 new food stores across the UK in 2018

MANCHESTER, UK, 2018-Jan-02 — /EPR Retail News/ — The Co-op has confirmed plans to open 100 new food stores across the UK in 2018, creating an estimated 1,600 jobs. The community retailer will invest over £160 million in new stores and major makeovers for a further 150 of its outlets. More than 20 new stores are set to […]

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. […]

Nisa Retail members vote in favour of the Co-op Group’s offer to buy 100% of the business

MANCHESTER, UK, 2017-Nov-15 — /EPR Retail News/ — Nisa Retail, the delivered wholesaler and convenience retail specialist, is pleased to announce that its members have voted significantly in favour of the Co-op Group’s offer to buy 100 pct of the business for up to £137.5m. At the Court Meeting of the members held at Elland Road, Leeds, […]

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. […]

The Co-Op To launch a Wide-reaching food redistribution scheme across the UK

MANCHESTER, England, 2017-Apr-17 — /EPR Retail News/ — The Co-op will this week launch a wide-reaching food redistribution scheme, supporting the 2,500 towns and villages and every postal area across the UK where the business has stores. The new initiative is expected to redistribute enough food for 20 million meals to over 2,500 different good […]