Co-op news

02 June 2020
Co-op is rolling out robot deliveries to further communities across Milton Keynes and surrounding towns and villages in response to increased demand for convenient delivery services during coronavirus (COVID-19) restrictions.  The convenience retailer was the first to trial same-day autonomous robot deliveries in the UK when it teamed-up with Starship Technologies in April 2018 , extendin...
21 May 2020
Co-op has formed a new partnership with irish start-up Buymie to offer same-day grocery deliveries to over 200,000 households across Bristol.  The move is the first partnership in the UK for Buymie whose mobile app allows customers to book personalised online home grocery deliveries. The news follows Co-op’s announcement on 5 May that it is rapidly accelerating its online expansion as it...
14 May 2020
Co-op has announced it will be helping schools across the UK to provide free meals to eligible pupils through a gift card scheme, after asking the Government to guarantee school reimbursement. Around 1.3m pupils are eligible for free school meals in the UK.  During the coronavirus crisis, if a school is closed, or the school catering team cannot provide meals, the Government is providing schoo...
05 May 2020
The Co-op is rapidly accelerating its online expansion to more than double the number of stores planned as it adapts to changing shopper demands caused by the coronavirus crisis. The same-day service was initially trialled at a London store in March 2019, and by the end of 2019 had rolled out to 23 central London and Manchester hub stores.  In parallel, Co-op also developed its online de...
27 April 2020
Major UK convenience retailer Co-op has reported strong trading results for 2019, with total revenue up 7% and underlying profits up 50% like-for-like. The retailer’s results statement also included an update on how it is supporting customers and colleagues through the Coronavirus (COVID-19) crisis. Headline results FY2019, 52 weeks to 4th January 2020: Total revenue £10.9bn, +7% vs 2...
20 April 2020
In this article, updated daily, we summarise the latest responses to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic in the UK: Multiples update Morrisons offers 10% discount to NHS staff: From Thursday, NHS staff will be entitled to a 10% discount when shopping at the retailer's stores. The scheme will last until July 12th when it will be reviewed. This latest initiative follows on from Morrisons...
20 March 2020
Leading UK convenience retailer Co-op has announced it will create 5,000 new roles in a bid to provide temporary employment for workers being laid off in the hospitality industry.  The move, comes as the UK hospitality sector bears a significant impact from the Coronavirus (COVID-19) emergency as customers avoid restaurants, pubs and cafes in line with government advice. Recruitment procedure ...
19 March 2020
In a letter to customers, Co-op’s CEO Steve Murrells has explained how the retailer is responding to the coronavirus (COVID-19) situation and the role the business will play in supporting customers and colleagues. Key points: Food stores Staff are working round the clock to keep food stores stocked, clean and safe Investigating options to make sure the most vulnerable get the foo...
27 February 2020
Co-op has launched two new initiatives aligned to its sustainability and ethical trading values. New ad campaign showcasing recyclable packaging credentials  This week Co-op launched a new TV ad highlighting its recyclable pizza packaging.   In 2017 Co-op was the first retailer to introduce recyclable pizza packaging.  The ad, entitled Pizza and Plastics, highlights how Co-op uses corrug...
25 February 2020
Leading grocers have become the latest retailers to rent out parking spaces to non-customers at their car parks. Tesco and Morrisons join Sainsbury's and Co-op Spaces at all Morrisons and Tesco stores with large enough car parks will join the YourParkingSpace platform, according to press reports. Bays at 446 Morrisons sites and 98 Tesco stores can now be reserved and paid for using the app ...