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Co-op news

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...
12 May 2022
As the Co-op launches a new click and collect solution and retailers add or extend quick commerce partnerships, we round up news on the UK’s ecommerce channel. Co-op trials new click and collect solution Co-op has launched a new service at its store in Lewes Road in Brighton, due to it being one of the retailer’s busiest for click and collect orders through its own store and the Deliveroo a...
07 April 2022
Leading UK convenience retailer Co-op has announced its full-year results for the 12 months to 1 January 2022, reporting sales in its core Food Retail division of £7,671m a decline of 1.2% versus the pandemic-boosted performance of 2020. On a like-for-like basis (excluding fuel) Food Retail sales were down 2.9%, though on a two-year basis this measure was up 3.3%; showing how the business has ret...
25 March 2022
The Co-op has announced that its Group Chief Executive, Steve Murrells is to step down following the society’s annual general meeting on 21 May. Steve Murrells has led the group since 2017 and first joined as head of its food retail business in 2012. The interim replacement from that date will be Shirine Khoury-Haq, who is currently Group Chief Financial Officer and Chief Executive of the Co-op’s...
09 March 2022
2022’s official Fairtrade Fortnight ran from 21 February to 6 March. We look at how three retailers and quick commerce operator Zapp promoted Fairtrade products and supported the event. What is Fairtrade? The Fairtrade Foundation defines Fairtrade as, ‘a system of certification that aims to ensure a set of standards are met in the production and supply of a product or ingredient. For farme...
01 March 2022
The GB market declined 3.7% in the 12 weeks to 20 February against 2021’s performance, according to the latest results from Kantar. Despite the decline seen against 2021, sales remain significantly higher than in 2020, up by 8.4%. Inflation continues to rise Grocery inflation reached 4.3% in February. Other than the start of the pandemic, this is the fastest rate of inflation growth seen ...
02 February 2022
As first  announced at the IGD Co-op Trade Briefing  in Septemeber last year, Co-op has launched its new incubator programme known as ‘The apiary’.  The scheme is designed to search for, support and mentor smaller, innovative and exciting enterprises. Nine small businesses are taking part in the first phase. Each at a different stage in their development, the programme will offer tailored and ...
06 January 2022
The opening week of 2022 has brought with it a number of senior people moves. Below we summarise the key appointments.   Major changes to Asda’s executive leadership team Asda has announced that Nisa CEO Ken Towle will join the retailer’s executive leadership team later this year as retail director. He will succeed Derek Lawlor who has decided to leave the business after six years. ...
15 November 2021
Co-op and Unilever have teamed up to launch two refill packaging store trials in order to further understand consumer behaviours in relation to refillable and reusable packaging in a convenience environment. Unilever’s first initiative in a convenience store The pilot is set to test a couple of refill models: ‘Refill on the go’ and ‘Return on the go’. Some of Unilever’s best-known brands wi...