Co-op news

28 May 2019
Jo Whitfield, chief executive of Co-op Food, has been announced as the winner of the Veuve Clicquot Businesswomen of the Year award. First female leader of a food retailer winner Jo Whitfield, who has previously worked for companies including Ernst and Young and Matalan, has become the first female leader of a food retailer to win a prestigious businesswoman of the year award. The Veuve Cli...
24 May 2019
John Lewis & Partners has announced it will trial a click and collect service in a number of Co-op food stores. Delivering convenience for customers The click and collect trial, part of John Lewis’ strategy to reach more customers, will initially be launched in Co-op’s Manchester Support Centre and will offer next-day click and collect for customers in areas with a smaller John Lewis store ...
22 May 2019
Co-op Health has launched a new digital pharmacy offer and is trialling a more convenient prescription service. Digitalising the pharmacy offer Co-op is set to digitalise its pharmacy offer through the launch of its new NHS-integrated, Co-op Health app. The retailer will dispense prescriptions ordered through the app from its new pharmacy distribution centre in Lea Green, North West England...
21 May 2019
Co-op has announced multi-million investment to create free community gyms, as it launches a major new advertising campaign. Community focused campaign Co-op has rolled out a new £10m advertising campaign that brings together the marketing for its food, insurance and funeral care divisions. The campaign champions Co-op’s work in bringing investment into local communities, with the strapline...
20 May 2019
Superdrug and Co-op set to enter a food-to-go partnership and Co-op set to open new distribution centre. Co-op tie-up sees Superdrug enter the meal deal market Health and beauty specialist Superdrug has entered a new food-to-go partnership with Co-op. The two are trialling a new offer enabling Superdrug shoppers to pick up their lunchtime meal deal for under £4. The offer will be avai...
16 May 2019
The Co-op Group has appointed Shirine Khoury-Haq as chief financial officer (CFO).  She will replace Ian Ellis, who announced his retirement from the business last year. A wealth of sector experience Ms Khoury-Haq, will start her role in the summer and will become a member of both the board and the executive team.  A certified accountant, her most recent position was that of chief operating...
05 April 2019
Major UK convenience retailer, Co-op has reported strong trading results for the year 2018, with Food underlying profit up 12% to £204m on sales of £7.3bn. Strong retail performance Total group revenue was driven by Co-op’s acquisition of Nisa and robust performance from the food business, and increased by 14% to £10.2bn. Food like-for-like sales were up 4.4%, its fastest growth in seven ye...
04 April 2019
This year Co-op will set up shop at eight UK music festivals, twice the number trialled last year with partner Live Nation. As well as extending the Live Nation partnership to include Creamfields and The Isle of Wight Festival, Co-op will also be opening a store at the iconic Glastonbury festival for the first time. Source: IGD Research Building on last year’s successes The expan...
03 April 2019
At its annual Stoneleigh trade show Nisa has reported that, since its acquisition by Co-op in May 2018, recruitment of new stores to its wholesale distribution network has increased by 25%.  Boosted by access to the improved ranges Co-op brings, Nisa has successfully recruited 1,006 stores, compared with around 800 in the previous financial year. 60% of private label sales now Co-op brand Hav...
03 April 2019
The Co-op has expanded its partnership with Starship Technologies to offer robot delivery from a second store in Milton Keynes. Trial expansion Following the launch of the trial in May , the retailer has begun delivering orders by autonomous robots from a second store in Emerson Valley, Milton Keynes. The store has recently reopened after a refit, and now offers an increased range. Custome...