ENGLAND: The Co-op to relaunch two stores in Barrow in Furness and Dalton in Furness in September

Two stores in Barrow in Furness and Dalton in Furness set to unveil new look following £1.4 million refits MANCHESTER, England, 2017-Aug-28 — /EPR Retail News/ — The Co-op’s investment in Cumbria is set to top £4.5 million as it prepares to relaunch two stores in Barrow on Furness and neighbouring Dalton in Furness during early […]

ENGLAND: The Co-op opens new stores in Chelmsford, Walthamstow and Hornchurch; will create 50 jobs for local people

MANCHESTER, England, 2017-Aug-28 — /EPR Retail News/ — The Co-op is investing £2.2 million in the region by opening brand new stores in Chelmsford, Walthamstow and Hornchurch, which together will create 50 jobs for local people. Chelmsford’s new store, situated on New Street, is set to open its doors on Thursday 31 August, whilst Walthamstow’s Co-op on Blackhorse Lane […]

The Co-op sponsors LEAF Open Farm Sunday; increases engagement with teens and young adults with Snapchat geo-filters

MANCHESTER, England, 2017-May-31 — /EPR Retail News/ — The Co-op has produced a series of bespoke Snapchat geo-filters as part of its sponsorship of LEAF Open Farm Sunday, in a bid to promote engagement with teens and young adults. Featuring creative farm-specific overlays the retailer will encourage youngsters who may be visiting a farm with […]

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 […]

The Co-op to open its first Welsh store this year

MANCHESTER, England, 2017-Apr-04 — /EPR Retail News/ — The Co-op is set to open its first new store Welsh store this year in Rossett following a £530,000 investment creating 15 new jobs. Children from St. Peter’s primary school will be among the guests of honour, helping to cut the ribbon and open the new store […]

The Co-op to exit the travel joint venture with Thomas Cook Group

MANCHESTER, England, 2016-Dec-12 — /EPR Retail News/ — The Co-op has served notice to exit the joint venture that was set up with Thomas Cook Group in 2011, which has operated the UK retail travel branches of both businesses. Under the agreement the Co-op will receive £50m plus interest in return for its shares in […]

The Co-op launches an ambition to have 80% of all its packaging recyclable by 2020

MANCHESTER, England, 2016-Nov-23 — /EPR Retail News/ — Two thirds of all plastic packaging used for consumer products in the UK is being sent to landfill or incineration with only one third being recycled, according to figures from the Co-op. Only half a million of the 1.5 million tonnes of recyclable plastic waste created every year […]

The Co-op recognised by the Institute of Grocery Distribution (IGD)

MANCHESTER, England, 2016-Oct-20 — /EPR Retail News/ — The Co-op beat off stern competition to win three major awards at a prestigious business event which celebrates the best in the food and grocery industry. The Co-op has been recognised by the Institute of Grocery Distribution (IGD), the global food and grocery experts, for its ‘food […]

The Co-op backs UK farmers by switching all of its fresh bacon and lamb to 100% British

MANCHESTER, England, 2016-Sep-22 — /EPR Retail News/ — The Co-op today (Saturday, 17 September 2016) extended its commitment to back UK farmers by switching all of its fresh bacon and lamb to 100% British. The new sourcing initiative will make the Co-op the only major UK food retailer to stock 100% own-brand fresh British beef, chicken, […]

The Co-op to open new food store in Lostock Gralam on 28 April

MANCHESTER, England, 2016-Apr-21 — /EPR Retail News/ — The Co-op will launch its newest food store this month (Thursday, 28 April) following a £560,000 investment to create a new food store in Lostock Gralam. Representatives from the Ronald McDonald House Charity will help the store team to cut the ribbon and declare the new store open […]

KMF Precision Sheet Metal Manufacturing apprentices partner with The Co-op to raise money for the Donna Louise Children’s Hospice

MANCHESTER, England, 2016-Apr-06 — /EPR Retail News/ — Three apprentices from KMF Precision Sheet Metal Manufacturing have teamed up with The Co-op to “engineer” a “grand” way to raise money for the Donna Louise Children’s Hospice. The final year apprentices of the Newcastle-based manufacturer – Joe Ward, 19, Andy Frost, 20, and Josh Wheatley, 21 – […]

Yogurt maker Llaeth Y Llan /Village Dairy to boost production and create new jobs following contract coup with the Co-op

MANCHESTER, England, 2016-Mar-09 — /EPR Retail News/ — A Denbigh-based dairy is on course to boost production and create new jobs at its Tal y Bryn farm following a contract coup with the Co-op. Located in Llannefydd, Llaeth Y Llan /Village Dairy forecasts a six-fold increase in sales of yogurts as availability extends to Co-op food […]

The Co-op announces price cuts on its “own-brand” British sourced meat and poultry products

MANCHESTER, England, 2016-Mar-02 — /EPR Retail News/ — The Co-op has today (Wednesday 2 March 2016 ) announced a raft of multi-million pound price cuts that will save customers over £125 a year* and shows its support for British farming. The mutual will cut the cost of over 200 of its “own-brand” British sourced meat and […]

Krunchie Foods wins contract with The Co-op for its Welsh branded family favourites to be stocked in Co-op food stores across Wales

Manchester, England, 2016-1-4 — /EPR Retail News/ — Port Talbot-based Krunchie Foods has shown it has all the right ingredients after winning a contract with The Co-op for its Welsh branded family favourites to be stocked in over 160 Co-op food stores across Wales. Krunchie Foods, established over 80 years-ago in Llanelli, provides gravy browning, […]

The Co-op donates to the newly-opened Saughall Scout Hut community facility following a devastating fire in January

MANCHESTER, UK, 2015-11-27 — /EPR Retail News/ — The newly-opened Saughall Scout Hut received a “grand” donation from The Co-op as volunteers continue their work to refurbish the popular community facility following a devastating fire in January. The £1,000 donation was presented to the Scout Hut Committee by Francis Asgill, Manager of the Co-op food […]

The Co-op re-launched its food Ordsall store with St Giles School pupils as guests of honour

MANCHESTER, England, 2015-11-27 — /EPR Retail News/ — Pupils from St Giles School are guests of honour at the re-launch of The Co-op food store Ordsall (near Retford) this week (Friday, 20 November) following a £630,000 investment to extend and makeover the store. Children from the school – which welcomes a diverse range of pupils with […]

The Co-op opens 3 stores in 3 weeks; investing £1.5M in North Wales

MANCHESTER, England, 2015-11-19 — /EPR Retail News/ — The Co-op has launched its second new food store in North Wales in the space of a week with the opening of its Marine Drive, Pensarn, shop this week (Tuesday, 17 November), with its third new shop in as many weeks opening in early December in Ffordd Penrhwylfa, […]

The Co-op to launch its second food store in Haven Road, Colchester

MANCHESTER, England, 2015-11-18 — /EPR Retail News/ — The Co-op is to launch its second new food store in the space of a fortnight this week (12 November) with a £530,000 investment creating twelve new jobs in Haven Road, Colchester. Located in the Maltings, the new 2,000 sq.ft. store will have a focus on fresh, healthy […]

The Co-op gives its card members a chance to “Swipe and Win” prizes, instant win coupons and treats

MANCHESTER, UK, 2015-7-9 — /EPR Retail News/ — Prizes, instant win coupons and treats are on the cards at The Co-op as it gives its members a chance to “Swipe and Win” in-store. The Co-operative has seen more than a million winners since it first introduced the popular promotion and, is again awarding twenty prizes of […]