Co-op news

17 September 2020
Co-op have announced interim results for the first half of 2020* showing a 7.6% increase on last year.  This puts the retailer ahead of the forecasted 6.8% growth for the total UK food and grocery market in 2020 according to IGD's lastest channel forecasts . * 26 weeks to 4 July 2020 Highlights Revenue up 7.6%, driven by food and wholesale businesses Significant increase in co...
07 September 2020
Co-op will open more than three stores each week until December as plans to serve new neighbourhoods accelerate. The convenience retailer will launch over 65 stores new and extended stores, with more than 100 further outlets receiving major makeovers as part of a £130M store investment programme creating up to 1,000 local jobs – this is in addition to the more than 1,000 permanent roles that c...
11 August 2020
Co-op has announced it has expanded its partnership with Deliveroo, now offering delivery from 400 stores. Range of 600 products Co-op has become the most widely available food retailer on the Deliveroo app, serving towns and cities across the UK with a combined population of 27 million people. Customers can order from a range of more than 600 grocery and household items, which are order...
23 July 2020
Co-op has announced the expansion of its click-and-collect partnership with John Lewis, to an additional 400 stores. 500 Co-op stores in total by the end of summer The expansion of this partnership means that 500 Co-op stores in total will be hosting John Lewis click & collect points. The service extension has started this month and is due to be finalised by the end of September. John Le...
16 June 2020
Launched at the end of May, across its full national portfolio of 2,600 stores, the Co-op’s £3 face covering range is now outselling milk, eggs and bread, as shoppers adapt to a new world where masks are required on public transport in particular. Disposable and re-useable variants at same price point The Co-op range comprises two lines, a five-pack of disposable non-medical masks and a re-...
02 June 2020
Co-op is rolling out robot deliveries to further communities across Milton Keynes and surrounding towns and villages in response to increased demand for convenient delivery services during coronavirus (COVID-19) restrictions.  The convenience retailer was the first to trial same-day autonomous robot deliveries in the UK when it teamed-up with Starship Technologies in April 2018 , extendin...
21 May 2020
Co-op has formed a new partnership with irish start-up Buymie to offer same-day grocery deliveries to over 200,000 households across Bristol.  The move is the first partnership in the UK for Buymie whose mobile app allows customers to book personalised online home grocery deliveries. The news follows Co-op’s announcement on 5 May that it is rapidly accelerating its online expansion as it...
14 May 2020
Co-op has announced it will be helping schools across the UK to provide free meals to eligible pupils through a gift card scheme, after asking the Government to guarantee school reimbursement. Around 1.3m pupils are eligible for free school meals in the UK.  During the coronavirus crisis, if a school is closed, or the school catering team cannot provide meals, the Government is providing schoo...
05 May 2020
The Co-op is rapidly accelerating its online expansion to more than double the number of stores planned as it adapts to changing shopper demands caused by the coronavirus crisis. The same-day service was initially trialled at a London store in March 2019, and by the end of 2019 had rolled out to 23 central London and Manchester hub stores.  In parallel, Co-op also developed its online de...
27 April 2020
Major UK convenience retailer Co-op has reported strong trading results for 2019, with total revenue up 7% and underlying profits up 50% like-for-like. The retailer’s results statement also included an update on how it is supporting customers and colleagues through the Coronavirus (COVID-19) crisis. Headline results FY2019, 52 weeks to 4th January 2020: Total revenue £10.9bn, +7% vs 2...