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How to ‘insure’ Christmas is a season for you and your family to be jolly

The Co-operative - Lastest News - Wed, 14/12/2016 - 09:00

Co-op Insurance is urging people to be extra vigilant, as poor home security and cars laden with gifts can be easy pickings for opportunistic thieves this Christmas.

Baby boomers bucket list sees the ‘Planet Earth’ effect

The Co-operative - Lastest News - Mon, 12/12/2016 - 00:01

As some 6.4million over 50’s admit to having a bucket list, data released by Co-op Funeralcare reveals that TV hit ‘Planet Earth’ is having a major influence on our later life goals.

Lonely Life Stages: New study reveals triggers for loneliness epidemic in the UK

The Co-operative - Lastest News - Thu, 08/12/2016 - 15:00

A new in depth study from the Co-op and British Red Cross reveals that over 9 million people, across all adult ages in the UK – more than the population of London – are either always or often lonely

Co-op donating £10 to British Red Cross for every new home or motor insurance policy bought

The Co-operative - Lastest News - Wed, 07/12/2016 - 09:00

The Co-op insurance has launched a new initiative that will see £10 from every new home or car insurance policy* taken out by new customers, go to support the British Red Cross help tackle loneliness and social isolation across the UK.

Co-op serves notice to end travel joint venture with Thomas Cook

The Co-operative - Lastest News - Tue, 06/12/2016 - 09:00

The Co-op has served notice to exit the joint venture that was set up with Thomas Cook Group in 2011

Danger Day: 5th December is the riskiest day of the year to drive

The Co-operative - Lastest News - Mon, 05/12/2016 - 11:00

‘Dis-Astra’ - Vauxhall Astra drivers  have more collisions on this day than any other type of cars Men have made more claims than women on this day Average age of claiming driver is 51 The Midlands is the most dangerous region to drive Motorists are being urged to take care this coming Monday (5 December) as it is officially the most dangerous day of the year to be on the roads*. After analysin...

Co-op Insurance reveals the top home buying influencers

The Co-operative - Lastest News - Fri, 25/11/2016 - 09:00

With the home buying season just around the corner, new research from Co-op Insurance reveals the fixation on ‘location, location, location’ no longer holds true, with six out of ten (65%) Brits citing the number of bedrooms a property has, as the real deal breaker. Price was the primary factor to influence buying decisions for seven out of ten Brits (70%), whilst the area is only third on the...

Black Friday motor incidents increased by almost 10% last year

The Co-operative - Lastest News - Thu, 24/11/2016 - 09:00

Co-op Insurance is urging motorists to be alert this Black Friday after claims data has revealed that motor incidents increased by nearly a tenth (8.5%) on the big day, last year.

Research finds recycleable packaging ends up in landfill

The Co-operative - Lastest News - Tue, 22/11/2016 - 15:35

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

Co-op Funeralcare to keep 30,000 kids safe in the dark

The Co-operative - Lastest News - Mon, 21/11/2016 - 00:01

“Be Safe, Be Seen” is the message being promoted by Co-op Funeralcare now that the clocks have gone back and Road Safety Week has begun.

Small business to bag big boost from Co-op

The Co-operative - Lastest News - Thu, 17/11/2016 - 13:11

A new small business charter launched today (17 November 2016) by the Co-op vows to double its number of local suppliers. Backing British is a cornerstone of the Co-op’s food strategy and the community retailer has pledged to increase the number of small suppliers it works with to 1,200 by the end of 2017. The five-point charter sets out clear principles to foster closer relationships and suppo...

Welsh honey maker "buzzing" after Co-op contract win

The Co-operative - Lastest News - Wed, 16/11/2016 - 13:56

A Mid Wales-based honey maker is “buzzing” after winning a contract to supply more than 500 Co-op food stores UK-wide. Hilltop Honey was founded in 2011 at the family farm in Newtown after Scott Davies – a former rugby player with Newtown Rugby Club who worked as a coal merchant and a builder – sustained a back injury and needed to reconsider his future. Now producing around 14,000 jars of hone...

Community News: Local football club teams up with Co-op Funeralcare

The Co-operative - Lastest News - Thu, 10/11/2016 - 09:00

The Collier Row Youth Football Club Under 14s football team have received some brand new additions to their kit, courtesy of their new sponsor, Romford Co-op Funeralcare.

Co-op serves up newest food store in Vimto Gardens, Salford

The Co-operative - Lastest News - Mon, 07/11/2016 - 13:12

The Co-op is serving-up its newest food store in Vimto Gardens, Salford, on Thursday, 10, November, following a £580,000 investment creating 28 new jobs. Guests of honour at the launch are Salford City Mayor, Paul Dennett, children from St. Philip’s Primary School and, Vimto character “Vimtoad”, who will help to cut the ribbon and declare the store open for the community. Named after the famous...

Heir today gone tomorrow: Inheritance gap widens as over-50’s pull the plug

The Co-operative - Lastest News - Tue, 01/11/2016 - 15:48

Over 20 million UK adults are banking on receiving an average inheritance of £147,000. Yet 1 in 5 over-50’s have confirmed there’s less in the pot than they’d hoped for their dependents according to a new Co-op study

Co-op’s Wildcard Bowls champion to play in Scottish International Championships

The Co-operative - Lastest News - Mon, 31/10/2016 - 09:00

Co-op Funeralcare’s Wildcard Bowls Champion is ready to take his place beside bowling legends, at the Scottish International Championships being held this weekend.

Home owners beware: 36% spike in home thefts when clocks go back

The Co-operative - Lastest News - Fri, 28/10/2016 - 10:25

Home theft claims spike by over a third (36%) in winter months Friday is the day most likely for a theft to occur Motor claims also increase by 6%  Figures from The Co-op Insurance have shown a significant spike in home and motor claims when the clocks change and daylight saving time ends. After analysing  thousands of customer claims since 2013, the Co-op Insurance can reveal that home theft...

Fuel-good factor as Bewdley Bridge filling station re-opens following £1M investment

The Co-operative - Lastest News - Thu, 27/10/2016 - 15:03

A Bewdley Bridge petrol station is set to re-open tomorrow (Friday, 28 October) following a four month £1M programme of investment. The Co-op on Kidderminster Road has undergone modernisation and improvements to its filling station infrastructure including new tanks. In addition, the food store has received a major makeover with a focus on fresh, healthy foods, meal ideas and food-to-go plus,...

Love thy neighbour no more, as 1 in 5 Brits have been involved in a dispute

The Co-operative - Lastest News - Wed, 26/10/2016 - 00:30

A new study from Co-op Insurance has found that one in five Brits (19%) have been involved in a dispute with their neighbour in the last twelve months

Co-op scoops three top industry awards

The Co-operative - Lastest News - Wed, 19/10/2016 - 15:05

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

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