Midcounties Co-operative news

14 January 2021
Midcounties Co-op has reported a positive performance over the Christmas period. In the three weeks to 2 January 2021, like-for-like sales increased by 7.7%. Sales of locally-sourced products up 60% The retailer said sales growth was boosted by its enhanced seasonal range, including a record number of locally-sourced products. As a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, Midcounties Co-op incre...
18 August 2020
Midcounties Co-op has appointed Alison Bain as its first ever Chief Marketing Officer as it looks to further strengthen itself as a member-owned organisation. Deepening the member experience Bain previously held the role of Senior Vice President and Head of Marketing and Communications, EMEA at Gallagher Insurance. Prior to this she spent 14 years at American Express. In her new role at ...
13 January 2020
Regional co-operative retailers Southern and Midcounties Co-op have announced their Christmas results. In the four weeks to 29 th December, like-for-like sales at Southern Co-op increased by 4.7%. At Midcounties Co-op, like-for-like sales were up 3.3% in December. Southern Co-op sees strong Christmas results Southern Co-op reported a 4.7% increase in like-for-like sales in the four week...
19 June 2019
Regional co-operative retailer, Midcounties Co-operative has appointed Rupert Newman in the newly created role of chief retail officer. The retailer has also announced it is looking to expand its convenience store estate over the next three years. Appointment of chief retail officer Rupert Newman joins Midcounties Co-op from pharmaceutical company Celesio, where he was responsible for its U...
19 March 2019
Regional co-operative retailer Midcounties Co-operative has launched a campaign to tackle the issue of single-use plastics. One Change With its new campaign, One Change, Midcounties Co-operative aims to reduce the use of single-use plastics including plastic bags, straws, water bottles and packaging. The campaign aims to drive change through engaging members to tackle the use of these items...
23 January 2019
Regional Co-operative retailer, Midcounties Co-operative has announced that it has agreed a deal to purchase four of Warner’s Budgens food stores. Expansion in the Cotswolds Midcounties Co-operative, the largest independent co-operative in the UK, is set to purchase four of the Cotswolds-based Warner’s Budgens food stores. The deal to purchase the stores in Bidford-on-Avon, Broadway, Moreto...
28 January 2016
Midcounties Co-operative has signed a deal with Coffee Republic to put cafes in 10 of its larger stores during 2016. The first two in Walsall, West Midlands and Highworth, Swindon opened this month. Aligned philosophy The collaboration is the latest in a line of partnerships that the Midcounties Co-operative has launched in the past months, following similar agreements with high street r...
17 February 2015
It has been announced that the current Chief Operating Officer of Southern Co-operative food retail, Phil Ponsonby, is to join The Midcounties Co-operative as General Manager of its food retail division, as of April this year. Brings extensive experience of the co-operative model Over his time at Southern, Phil Ponsonby has been widely recognised as one of the most effective retail operat...
28 March 2014
The Midcounties Co-operative has reported gross sales are up 24% to £1.167 billion for the financial year ended 25 January 2014. Group sales pass £1bn These results mean that The Midcounties Co-operative is the first independent society to achieve sales in excess of £1 billion. The society achieved these sales across all of its businesses which include food, energy, funeral, pharmacy, travel a...
19 December 2013
The second half of 2013 has brought major changes to several retailers' senior teams. Here we summarise the most significant. Morrisons: Building the digital leadership team With less than a month until its online debut Morrisons has been strengthening its leadership team Following the announcement of Morrisons tie-up with Ocado, Mark Harrison, group retail director, and Martyn Fletc...