The Co-operative Group completes its acquisition of Somerfield

The Co-operative Group completes its acquisition of Somerfield
The Co-operative Group, the UK’s largest mutual retailer, has completed its £1.565bn acquisition of the Somerfield supermarket chain.
The deal propels The Co-operative into the “premiership” of food retailers, creating a stronger fifth player in the UK grocery market with 8 per cent market share and 3,000 stores generating […]

Clipstone store scoops national award

Clipstone store scoops national award
Winning smiles… David Rees (left) Editor of Convenience Store and awards ceremony host Gyles Brandreth (right) present the trophy to Clipstone Manager Tina Hindley and Deputy Manager John Dacombe
The Co-operative Food store in Clipstone, Nottinghamshire, has won a top retail award from Convenience Store magazine.
It has been named Multiple Convenience Store […]

Prestigious awards for The Co-operative Group

Prestigious awards for The Co-operative Group
The Co-operative Group has scooped two titles at the prestigious Retail Week Awards, including being named Responsible Retailer of the Year for the second year in succession.
It also won the Product Innovation of the Year category, for its “free from” petfood range, at the annual awards which celebrate excellence in […]

Unique Co-operative online TV channel launched

Unique Co-operative online TV channel launched
A unique digital TV channel that offers instant access to video content about The Co-operative and its ethical projects was officially launched today (14 April)
The Co-operative.tv is a global online website that contains many videos and TV programmes which until now were almost impossible for members and other interested parties […]

Environmental qualifications for Co-operative Farm managers

Environmental qualifications for Co-operative Farm managers
Two managers of sites run by The Co-operative Farms have earned important environmental qualifications.
James Taylor, who runs The Co-operative’s farm at Down Ampney, in Gloucestershire, and Keith Daly, who runs a farm near Ongar in Essex, have both completed a Biodiversity and Environmental Training for Advisers (BETA) qualification run by […]

50% increase in mortgage customers making overpayments

50% increase in mortgage customers making overpayments
New figures released today by The Co-operative Bank Mortgages show that the number of mortgage customers making overpayments has increased by 50% in the last year alone.
Additional research, carried out on behalf of The Co-operative Bank Mortgages, also reveals people’s motivations behind making overpayments. The findings show that […]

Rise In Young Driver Premiums Could Lead To Uninsurable Generation, Warns The Co-operative Insurance

Rise In Young Driver Premiums Could Lead To Uninsurable Generation, Warns The Co-operative Insurance
Over the past 12 months the average cost of motor insurance for young drivers has risen by four times the rate of inflation, according to research* by The Co-operative Insurance.
Industry figures** show that in 2008, young drivers suffered an 11.5 per […]

The Co-operative Celebrates Two More Awards

The Co-operative Celebrates Two More Awards
The Co-operative Bank is celebrating after bagging two more awards, this time at the Card Awards 2009. The Woodland Trust Credit Card has been named the Best Charity Credit Card, while our Customers Who Care scheme was voted Best Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) Programme.
These awards are a fantastic achievement for […]

the Co-operative Bank updates Ethical Policy and reveals how it has helped grow total lending

the Co-operative Bank updates Ethical Policy and reveals how it has helped grow total lending
The Co-operative Bank today (2nd February 2009) unveiled a radical new Ethical Policy. The value of business turned away since launching its ethical stance in 1992 has now passed the £1 billion mark; however, over the same period, the Bank’s total […]

The Co-operative Bank launches new tracker mortgage range

The Co-operative Bank launches new tracker mortgage range
The Co-operative Bank is launching a new tracker mortgage range on Friday 30th January. The range will include a three and five year tracker and full details are as follows:
3 Year Tracker Mortgage – Current Account Exclusive*
3 year tracker mortgage for current account holders of The […]