Co-op news

27 October 2022
The quick commerce operator Getir have announced today that it will be starting to stock Co-op products. The trial sees Getir increase its product range with Co-op products with around 300 lines across ambient and fresh categories. Getir state that this will mean it can serve its customers better with quick meals, fresh meats, fruits, and veg, further supporting its growth in the UK. The tri...
03 October 2022
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...
29 September 2022
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...
21 September 2022
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...
13 September 2022
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...
31 August 2022
Co-op is to sell its estate of 129 fuel forecourt sites to Asda with a price tag of £600m.  As well as trading sites, the deal also includes three development locations.  The move comes as Co-op seeks to reduce its growing debt burden; reported at £920m in its latest annual accounts. Fuel forecourts a secondary focus for Co-op While fuel forecourts have never been a major plank of Co-op’s g...
23 August 2022
The Co-op has announced that Shirine Khoury-Haq, who was made interim CEO following the retirement of Steve Murrells in March this year, has now been appointed to the Group CEO role on a permanent basis. With Co-op since 2019 Shirine joined the Co-op Executive in August 2019 as Group Chief Financial Officer and then went on to become Chief Executive Officer of its Life Services division. Pr...
23 August 2022
Leading UK convenience retailer, Co-op is teaming up with delivery specialist Uber Eats with a new agreement to boost the availability of online shopping services from its stores. Through a phased roll-out beginning this week, the service will be accessible from 1,000 Co-op stores by the end of September. Uber Eats agreement to run alongside existing Deliveroo partnership As well as operati...
19 August 2022
As The Co-op extends its partnerships with Spring and Deliveroo, we round up developments from the retailer. Co-op and Spring collaborate for tech recycling The Co-op has expanded its partnership with Spring, as the companies look to help shoppers recycle old phones and other technology goods as they look to cut down on waste. The Co-op and Spring have been working together since October 20...
21 July 2022
As Sainsbury’s relaunches its ‘Great Fruit & Veg Challenge’ and M&S and The Co-op introduce new campaigns, we round up initiatives from UK-based retailers. Sainsbury’s ‘Great Fruit & Veg Challenge’ returns Sainsbury’s has brought back its ‘Great Big Fruit and Veg Challenge’ following its success over the last two years. The campaign will run from 18 July to 2 September, an extension of thre...