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Co-op news

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...
20 July 2022
National convenience retailer, Co-op along with Starship Technologies have announced a partnership with North Northamptonshire Council to operate an autonomous vehicle delivery service in three towns in its district. The service, launched on 14 July, now makes delivery via Starship’s ‘robot’ vehicles from local Co-op stores available to 45,000 residents across Wellingborough, Rushden and Higham F...
19 July 2022
The latest release from Kantar, based on data from its 30,000-strong shopper panel, indicates, in the 12-weeks to 10 July 2022, total till roll consumer spend in Great Britain rose, very slightly, by 0.1% versus 2021. The market’s growth in the 12-week period saw it return to positive territory for the first time since April 2021. Inflation reaches second highest level ever recorded by Kantar ...
19 July 2022
As M&S and The Co-op look to limit food waste and Sainsbury’s adapts one of its products to reduce plastic use, we round up three initiatives from the retailers. M&S removing best before dates from fruit and vegetables range Following a successful trial M&S is to remove best before dates from more than 300 fruit and vegetables SKUs, which the retailer says is 85% of its produce offer. The i...
28 June 2022
I made a quick stop at the Co-op store while at Glastonbury Festival to see how it has adapted its offer to attendees’ specific needs. The retailer has a long-standing presence at festivals since opening its first in 2018 as part of a partnership with event organiser Live Nation , with subsequent versions, including the one I visited, taking learnings from previous versions. Strong adaptati...
21 June 2022
The latest release from Kantar, based on data from its 30,000-strong shopper panel, indicates that in the 12-weeks to 12 June 2022 total till roll consumer spend in Great Britain fell by 1.9% versus 2021. While the market contracted over the 12-week period it was its best performance since October 2021 and the data showed it grew by 0.4% over the latest four-week timeframe. Inflation begins to...
20 June 2022
As The Co-op announces new initiatives for its food-to-go ranges and how it aims to tackle food waste, we round up news from the retailer. The Co-op extends food-to-go range to Nisa retailers The Co-op has made its 2022 summer range of food-to-go products available to Nisa retailers directly from its central distribution. The range is made up of a selection of sandwiches, salads, wraps, sub...
24 May 2022
The latest release from Kantar, based on data from its 30,000-strong shopper panel, indicates that in the 12-weeks to 15 May 2022 total till roll consumer spend in Great Britain fell by 4.4% versus 2021. This was the second month in a row when sales fell underlining how the opening of the industry as the pandemic’s effects lessen has also been impacted by rising inflation. The fall came despit...
20 May 2022
National convenience retailer Co-op has set out its ambition to grow online sales by 50%, reaching £300m by the end of the year. Using a range of solutions for fulfilment, both in-house and third party, the retailer will continue to roll-out its online service nationally making it accessible from 2,000 stores in total. Since launching its on demand online services in 2019 Co-op has seen 36 months...
19 May 2022
Co-op wholesale subsidiary, Nisa has announced that Steve Leach, a key figure in its sales team since 2014, and latterly sales director, is to leave the business. As yet, no like-for-like replacement has been announced. A major pillar of continuity in the transition to Co-op ownership As an established member of the Nisa team in 2018, Steve’s tenure has included the integration of the busin...