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A guide to the retailer and its operations today. Updated to include latest information on the retailer’s performance, strategic developments, key personnel and must-see stores.

Co-op: data

See data on the retailer’s performance and forecasts for its operations by channel.

Strategic outlook for Co-op

We look at the strategic priorities for Co-op, the UK’s largest consumer co-operative, as it balances its core values and long term goals with changes brought about by COVID-19. 

UK Country Presentation

A guide to the UK’s grocery market and how we expect the country, its leading retailers and channels to evolve over the next five years.

The COVID-19 Co-op supermarket shopper

Find out who they are, how they shop and what matters to them?

Retailers compared 2021

This report uses full analysis of our ShopperVista data between September 2020 and August 2021. We compare the attitudes, demographic profiles and shopping behaviours of shoppers at 9 different supermarkets – Waitrose, Tesco, Iceland, Sainsbury’s, Morrisons, Asda, M&S, Lidl and Aldi.

Latest News

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Speaking to an audience of over 900 suppliers in Manchester on 29 September, major convenience retailer Co-op has set out the future direction of its food business with a new strategic blueprint entitled ‘Pure Convenience’. Led by new Food Managing Director Matt Hood and the new-look senior team, with Adele Balmforth as Director of Proposition and Sinead Bell as Commercial Director, the business shared its vision to evolve the Co-op proposition as it faces into the challenges posed by the developing cost-of-living crisis.

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The Co-op has launched a new food strategy, which is focused on convenience and value, following on from the announcement of its first half results, which saw the Group generate an operating loss of £20m. Co-op Food: sales +1%, operating profits down Co-op Food’s revenue increased year-on-year by 1% to £3.91 bn, aided by higher fuel sales. Like-for-like sales of food, excluding fuel, were d...
Leading UK convenience retailer Co-op has announced that Matt Hood (previously Commercial Director) has been promoted to Managing Director of its Food Retail operation while Peter Batt becomes Managing Director of its Nisa wholesale subsidiary. Jo Whitfield and Michael Fletcher stepping down Matt Hood replaces Jo Whitfield, having deputized for her as the head of the Co-op retail business w...
The latest release from Kantar, based on data from its 30,000-strong shopper panel, indicates that in the 12-weeks to 4 September 2022 total till roll consumer spend in Great Britain rose by 3.8%. It noted this was the third month in a row the market had seen growth, following more than a year of declines, due to challenging comparisons driven by the pandemic. Discounters benefiting from risin...
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