Co-op news

16 January 2013
It has been reported that The Co-operative Food has appointed Sainsbury's Andrew Mann to the newly created role of customer director, and Howard Reed, former New Look and Asda director, has been appointed to the newly created role of food chief information officer. A breadth of experience Andrew Mann is currently the director of insight and loyalty at Sainsbury's . He has previously hel...
15 January 2013
The Co-operative Group has reported encouraging Christmas and New year trading in its food business for the three weeks ending 5th January, with performance driven by a strong like-for-like growth from its convenience estate. Targeted promotions and new brand advertising drive sales Over the three week period, The Co-operative food saw total sales rise 2.4% and by 2.2% on a LFL basis.  Ke...
08 January 2013
The latest market share data from Kantar Worldpanel, for the 12 weeks to 23 December, shows the market trend held steady with the previous period maintaining growth of 3.2%.  However Kantar has reported a sharp uptick in inflation in the period, up a full percentage point to 4.5%, putting pressure on volumes in the crucial run up to Christmas. 12 weeks to 25 December 2011 (% share)...