Co-op news

26 June 2013
The Co-operative has released a new summer marketing campaign that reinterprets traditional Christmas scenes with a summery twist. Focus on food products The Co-operative is suggesting that summer is actually the best time of the year for families, with the advert backed by the Christmas song "It's the most wonderful time of the year" and featuring scenes such as a girl making a snow ...
24 June 2013
The first half of 2013 has seen some major changes to the makeup of retailers' senior teams. In this article we round up the most significant appointments. Asda : Major changes following McKenna's move to Walmart The year began with the announcement that Judith McKenna was to vacate her position as COO to take up a new role as executive vice president, strategy and international development...
20 June 2013
The Co-operative Food is launching an innovative Twitter campaign next week where customers will 'Tweet for a table' in an attempt to win a gastro-style meal in a purpose-built pop-up restaurant.  Innovative approach to marketing The 'Tweet for a Table' campaign marks a new and innovative approach to marketing and social media by Co-operative Food . The campaign, as well as interacting wi...
05 June 2013
The Co-operative has announced that Morrisons outgoing group finance director Richard Pennycook will become its new group finance director, as part of a wider strengthening of its senior team. Valuable experience from Morrisons Pennycook announced his intention to leave Morrisons a year ago and has just left the business after nearly eight years as group finance director. At the time he s...
21 May 2013
The latest UK grocery market share data from Kantar Worldpanel, for the 12 weeks to 12 May 2013, shows that growth in UK grocery picked up to 3.9% during the period.  The Kantar measure of inflation indicates that prices rose at exactly the same rate suggesting that volume decline in the sector has slowed. 12 weeks to 13 May 2012 (% share) 12 weeks to 12 May 2013 (% share) Sa...
02 May 2013
With Euan Sutherland due to take over as chief executive at The Co-operative group this month, we look at the likely challenges for the new chief executive. New Era Euan Sutherland's arrival at The Co-operative heralds a new era for The Co-op following Peter Marks' retirement this month. His strategic leadership has delivered huge change for the group, not least re-vitalising 'The Co-o...
23 April 2013
Kantar Worldpanel retailer share data, for the 12 weeks to 14 April 2013, indicates that the UK grocery retail market grew at 3.6%, a slight slowing on the 3.9% seen in the previous period. The Kantar measure of inflation showed the rate of price increases slowed to 3.8% indicating the rate of volume decline has slowed, though still marginally above the level of market growth. ...
02 April 2013
The Co-operative food has announced the re-launch of its healthy food range. Strict guidelines will dictate product development As part of the re-launch, The Co-operative will re-brand its Healthier Choice and Naturally Healthy ranges under the new 'Good Life' brand. It is understood that this new range will include breakfast cereals, yoghurts, sandwiches, salads, ready means and prepar...
26 March 2013
As the quarter draws to a close, we summarise the key changes to senior management teams of the major players. Asda: McKenna move triggers major reshuffle The year began with the announcement that Judith McKenna was to vacate her position as COO to take up a new role as executive vice president, strategy and international development at Walmart International. Her promotion resulted ...
21 March 2013
The Co-operative Group has announced sales rose 1.5% to £13.5bn at group level, with sales at its food business up 1.3% to £7.44bn, but down 0.7% on a like for like basis in the 53 weeks ending 5th January 2013. Convenience outperforms  In contrast to the overall food business, sales at the retailer's convenience stores were up 1.9% on a LFL basis, with sales increasing 5.5% over the thre...