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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

Co-op firmly on track as £400m investment drives rebuild

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

Final results for Co-operative Group Limited for the 52 weeks ended 2 January 2016

Co-operative Insurance unveils the top first time buyer mistakes

The Co-operative - Lastest News - Wed, 06/04/2016 - 13:23

20% of first time buyers aged 25-34 have underinsured homes 10% of first time buyers admitted to only buying buildings insurance after they had moved into a property A third (31%) of first time buyers have bought  furniture before measuring up As the home buying season gets into full swing, research from The Co-operative Insurance has revealed the common insurance pitfalls first time buyers are...

Apprentices "engineer" a "grand" donation for Donna Louise Children's Hospice

The Co-operative - Lastest News - Tue, 05/04/2016 - 13:36

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 – were tasked with designing, manufacturing and marketing a product for sale, with all money raised,...

Co-op to open new St Helens store creating 24 retail roles

The Co-operative - Lastest News - Tue, 05/04/2016 - 13:27

The Co-operative Food is set to open its latest food store following a £480,000 investment in St. Helens which has created 24 retail roles. The community retailer is investing to transform and grow its convenience business and is opening its new store in Elton Head Road, St Helens, on Wednesday, 13 April. The new Co-op will open between 7am-11pm and have a focus on fresh, healthy foods, meal...

Co-op welcomes 12 new stores in Q1

The Co-operative - Lastest News - Mon, 04/04/2016 - 09:12

We opened 12 new stores in the first three months of 2016, investing over £8 million and creating 240 jobs for local people. Our new shops can be found all over the country – from Blackpool and Glasgow, to north London and Newhaven – providing communities with award-winning food at fair prices and support for local good causes. We also signed just under 40 contracts, ensuring that we continue t...

15% spike in malicious damage to cars

The Co-operative - Lastest News - Thu, 17/03/2016 - 09:30

Co-operative Insurance and Neighbourhood Watch calling for communities to look out for their neighbours Malicious damage most likely on a Saturday or Sunday  Manchester is the national hotspot for this type of claim Average cost of claim in 2015 was over £1000 Motor insurance claims for malicious damage rose 15% last year according to recent data from the Co-operative Insurance*. Since 2011 the...

Co-op in the community - Dalgety Bay

The Co-operative - Lastest News - Wed, 16/03/2016 - 12:15

Situated on the Firth of Forth, around six miles from Dunfermline, Dalgety Bay is a busy commuter town of around 10,000 people. Before our store opened, there wasn’t much choice available in the area and we thought people would benefit from the wide range of products and community support we could offer. A shop for the community We’re really proud of our award-winning food and we’re also proud ...

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