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Co-operative Group Members Are Committed to Reform

Karin Christiansen | Posted 19.07.2014 | UK Politics
 Karin Christiansen

Two things really matter now. Restoring the nation's largest co-operative to health, securing the jobs of thousands of employees; and seizing the opportunity that comes from an increased public profile to make the case for co-operative forms of business and service delivery, which have never been more needed.

Co-Op Group Just Made Its Biggest EVER Loss

PA/The Huffington Post | Posted 17.04.2014 | UK

The Co-operative Group has revealed losses of £2.5 billion, by far its largest ever, as it faces more pain from the biggest crisis in its history. ...

Co-Op Bank Just Made A MASSIVE Loss... And It Won't Get Better Soon

PA | Posted 11.04.2014 | UK Politics

The Co-op banking arm reported a £1.3 billion annual loss today as it warned its legacy issues will continue to hit its financial performance for som...

Did Osborne Meddle In A Major Lloyds Bank Deal? MPs Want Answers

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 27.03.2014 | UK Politics

George Osborne has been urged to explain if his ministers and Treasury officials put "undue political pressure" on the Co-op Bank to launch an ill-fat...

A Brief History of the Co-Op - Good With Food, Not-So-Good With Money

Mike Beeson | Posted 22.05.2014 | UK
Mike Beeson

It's been 20 years since I worked for the Co-Op. Or, to be more precise, the Co-Operative Wholesale Society (CWS). It was gratifying over those years to see the metamorphosis of the business from being a rather quaint, historic organisation that championed 'caring, sharing' co-operative values into a dynamic multi-faceted force on the High Street

The Co-op's Demise Has Serious Implications for British Farms

Nash Riggins | Posted 01.05.2014 | UK Politics
Nash Riggins

The Co-op is in trouble again. Just months after its financial arm all but collapsed, the company has been forced to admit it's completely haemorrhaging cash. And facing some £2bn in losses, it only makes sense Co-op bosses have decided it's time to go into shutdown mode.

Mehdi's Morning Memo: 'Get Rid Of The Green Crap'

Huffington Post | Mehdi Hasan | Posted 21.11.2013 | UK Politics

The five things you need to know on Thursday 21 November 2013... 1) 'GET RID OF THE GREEN CRAP' Dave definitely doesn't hug huskies any more. Fr...

Mehdi's Morning Memo: Ed Ache

Huffington Post | Mehdi Hasan | Posted 19.11.2013 | UK Politics

The five things you need to know on Tuesday 19 November 2013... 1) ED ACHE Ed Balls and Ed Miliband don't get along? Don't. Be. Silly. From ...

Co-Op Defends Banking Operations After 'Disappointing' Downgrade

PA | Posted 10.05.2013 | UK

The Co-op has defended its banking business after a ratings agency said it may need "external support" to maintain regulatory capital levels. In a ...

Chips for Him, Salad for Her - Why the New Co-op Advert is a Step Back for Womankind

Eleanor Jones | Posted 25.06.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Eleanor Jones

As women, adverts like this teach us to diet before we learn to spell, before we can even know enough simple maths to count calories. I remember reading the 'issues' books in my secondary school library and hoping that by learning enough about eating disorders, I could develop one.

Any (Under)Takers?

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 06.05.2013 | UK Universities & Education

The country's first funeral apprentices are to be recruited, The Co-operative Group has announced. The company, which is taking on 800 new apprenti...

Fair Trade Coffins From The Co-op

PA | Posted 23.02.2013 | UK

The first fairly traded coffins, handmade from bamboo and willow by workers in Bangladesh, are being made available in the UK, the Co-operative said. ...

Asda Finds Horse DNA In Its Spaghetti Bolognese

Posted 14.02.2013 | UK

Asda spaghetti bolognese has become the latest product to be withdrawn from sale after it was found to contain horse meat. The 500g beef bolognese ...

A Return to Offline Gaming?

Chris J. Barnes | Posted 10.03.2013 | UK Entertainment
Chris J. Barnes

I know it's probably too much to ask, but I'm sure I'm not alone. Can we maybe, just maybe, find our way back to the golden age of off-line gaming? At least then I can pick which organisms I play games with.

Supermarkets Sign Up To Price Promotion Principles - But Why Hasn't Asda?

Charlie Thomas | Posted 30.11.2012 | UK

Aldi, Co-Op, Lidl, Marks and Spencer, Morrisons, Sainsbury's, Tesco and Waitrose have agreed to make promotions on their food and drink fairer. But...

Traffic Light Labels Aren't About Demonising Food

Maura Gillespie | Posted 25.12.2012 | UK Lifestyle
Maura Gillespie

People will still drink milk, enjoy bangers and mash and lay out the cheese board because traffic light labels are about giving shoppers the opportunity to make informed choices, not taking choice away.

Post Offices Should Act As Bank Branches, Says Employment Minister

The Huffington Post UK | Ned Simons | Posted 18.11.2011 | UK Politics

Customers should abandon banks that refuse to let them use the Post Office to carry out transactions, the employment minister has said. In a speech...