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Half of homeowners lack basic security common sense

The Co-operative - Lastest News - Wed, 22/06/2016 - 10:41

13 million households in the UK could be putting their property and belongings at risk

Community News: Football club partnership with Co-op still going strong with new strips

The Co-operative - Lastest News - Tue, 21/06/2016 - 10:00

The Seaham Athletics under 15s football team were delighted to receive a brand new set of football strips, courtesy of their long-time sponsor Co-op Funeralcare.

Co-op opens its 1000th funeral home in Ashtead

The Co-operative - Lastest News - Thu, 16/06/2016 - 10:46

Members of the community and local businesses came together yesterday to witness the official opening Co-op Funeralcare’s 1,000th funeral home in Ashtead, Surrey.

Bristol gets first glimpse of new-look Co-op Legal Services

The Co-operative - Lastest News - Fri, 10/06/2016 - 11:00

Members of the Bristol community are among the first in the UK to see the Co-op’s new logo as Co-op Legal Services went back to the future to unveil its new look.

Welcome to our new Co-op stores

The Co-operative - Lastest News - Thu, 02/06/2016 - 14:36

At our AGM we announced our new look in front of an audience of members in Manchester. The change is more than just a new logo; it represents the fact that we’re going back to our roots and putting members back at the heart of our business. From September, all members will get 5% off Co-op products every time they shop with us. This, combined with our convenient store locations, will encourage...

Half of motorists in the UK believe that motor insurance is too complex to understand

The Co-operative - Lastest News - Thu, 02/06/2016 - 08:30

Half of the UK’s drivers believe that motor insurance is too confusing, with the overwhelming majority (86%) believing that it needs to be easier to understand

Co-op agrees sale of crematoria as it focuses on core funeral homes business

The Co-operative - Lastest News - Tue, 31/05/2016 - 10:54

Co-op Funeralcare (“Co-op”) has today agreed to sell its crematoria operation to Dignity Plc (“Dignity”) as the mutual focuses on investment in its core funeral homes business. Co-op will receive £43m* for the five crematoria. The proceeds will be reinvested in its funeral home estate, in addition to strengthening its customer offer through the rollout of new products and services.  This forms...

Members vote to shape the future of the Co-op at AGM

The Co-operative - Lastest News - Sat, 21/05/2016 - 14:00

Co-op Group held its 2016 Annual General Meeting (AGM) today with over 700 members attending the event at Manchester Central

Co-op to give £100m a year back to members and communities with relaunch of membership

The Co-operative - Lastest News - Sat, 21/05/2016 - 14:00

The Co-op today announced new membership benefits which will see the UK’s biggest mutual hand back more than £100m a year to its millions of members and their communities

Later life planning dying out

The Co-operative - Lastest News - Thu, 05/05/2016 - 15:51

Almost two thirds, (60 per cent) of UK adults do not have a will and could therefore be at risk of losing control over their estate if they die

Ammanford ice cream maker scoops Co-op contract

The Co-operative - Lastest News - Fri, 29/04/2016 - 07:00

An Ammanford-based ice cream maker has seen its expansion plans boosted by scooping a contract to supply Co-op food stores across Wales

Co-op Chair issues rallying cry to Members ahead of AGM vote

The Co-operative - Lastest News - Wed, 27/04/2016 - 09:58

The Chair of the Co-op is urging its members to help maintain the mutual’s Rebuild momentum by voting at its forthcoming AGM

Second career at 67 - Co-op Funeralcare celebrates 1500th apprentice

The Co-operative - Lastest News - Mon, 25/04/2016 - 15:30

Co-op Funeralcare recruited 40-50 apprentices every month in 2015 Latest recruits see Co-ops oldest and youngest apprentices join the ranks Only funeral provider to offer a funeral apprenticeships scheme  Co-op Funeralcare has exceeded its target of recruiting an apprentice per day in 2015 and is celebrating its 1500th recruit, 67 year-old Detective Sergeant, Robert Brown.   The UKs leading...

Fifth of young drivers believe driverless cars will enable them to drink and drive

The Co-operative - Lastest News - Fri, 22/04/2016 - 13:03

New report from The Co-op Insurance ‘Young people in the driving seat’ provides striking snapshot into how young drivers perceive driverless technology 22% of young drivers believe they would be able to drink and drive if they have a driverless car 24% of young drivers think they can sleep behind the wheel 28% of young drivers think they can travel whilst getting other things done More likely t...

Co-op set to launch new food store in Lostock Gralam

The Co-operative - Lastest News - Wed, 20/04/2016 - 15:23

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 for the community. Launch day activities at the store – located in Cheshire Avenue - include free face painting fo...

Owestry Co-op embarks on £350,000 makeover and creates new retail roles

The Co-operative - Lastest News - Wed, 20/04/2016 - 15:16

The Co-op food store in Gobowen, Oswestry, closes on Monday, 18 April, to receive a near £350,000 makeover to enhance the shopping experience for the community. The food store, located in The Cross, Gobowen, is to embark on a major investment which will see it have an enhanced in-store bakery and a focus on fresh, healthy foods, meal ideas and essentials. A Co-op pop-up shop will arrive on site...

‘Birds-nest’ custody takes off in the UK

The Co-operative - Lastest News - Wed, 20/04/2016 - 09:00

A new shared custody arrangement dubbed ‘Birds nest custody’ is taking off in the UK, according to new research published today by Co-op Legal Services.* Originating in America, Co-op’s new research reveals that the UK is following suit, as over a tenth (11%) of UK’s separated and divorced adults haven’t followed ‘traditional’ child custody arrangements. Instead, they allowed their children to...

Co-op predicts death of cash and bank cards as mobile payments ring the changes

The Co-operative - Lastest News - Tue, 19/04/2016 - 09:00

The Co-op has reported a sharp rise in contactless payments - up by over a million in a month

Young drivers call for a driving test overhaul

The Co-operative - Lastest News - Wed, 13/04/2016 - 16:41

New report from the Co-op Insurance ‘Young people in the driving seat’ provides striking snapshot of the challenges facing young drivers in 2016 Over a third of young drivers didn’t feel prepared to drive after passing their test Three quarters want motorway driving adding to the driving test Two-fifths of young drivers admit to dangerous habits behind the wheel Young drivers in Hull are the...

Co-operative Group further strengthens governance

The Co-operative - Lastest News - Thu, 07/04/2016 - 07:00

Appointments to main board, group executive changes and changes to executive contracts

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