The Co Operative

The Impact of Foreign Players on the Premier League and on England's National Team

Mark Hendrick | Posted 12.06.2014 | UK Politics
Mark Hendrick

The blaming of the number of foreign players for the decline of the England squad, like the blaming of immigrants for the decline of job opportunities or wages is a smokescreen, detracting from the real issue.

Future of British Co-operatives Rests on Radical New Thinking

Professor John Wilson | Posted 22.06.2014 | UK
Professor John Wilson

Former CEO Euan Sutherland's parting shot across the bows of The Co-operative Group (The Group) following his resignation was that it was 'ungovernabl...

Keep Calm, and Co-operate

Ed Mayo | Posted 16.05.2014 | UK
Ed Mayo

This has not been an easy time for The Co-operative Group. The departure of its CEO, Euan Sutherland, and report by Lord Myners on boardroom failures, has prompted a good deal of public and private debate, not least around the model of governance that the business has.

The Co-operative Movement's Political Voice Is Crucial

Gareth Thomas | Posted 22.04.2014 | UK Politics
Gareth Thomas

Week in week out the 32 Co-operative MPs, 17 Peers, 4 Members of the Scottish Parliament, 9 members of the Welsh Assembly and hundreds of councillors champion this same vision of a society where power is shared more evenly; where businesses are run in the interests of members and communities .

Still Standing: The Reputation of Co-operatives

Ed Mayo | Posted 08.04.2014 | UK
Ed Mayo

The challenges of The Co-operative Bank and the furore around the role of the former chair, made co-operatives - businesses that are member-owned - an unhappy national news story in late 2013. Three months on and I feel that I can breathe again. But what difference did these high profile troubles make to the wider co-operative sector and the long-term reputation of our business model?

We've Lost Trust in Pre-prepared Food After Horsemeat Scandal

Helen Coen | Posted 24.12.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Helen Coen

Where our food comes from is a hot topic, and people have lost trust in pre-prepared food - especially after the horsemeat scandal which hit the media in May this year.

Why the Days of Page 3 Are Numbered

Victoria Sadler | Posted 14.10.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Victoria Sadler

The Sun cannot possibly continue for much longer against this groundswell of opinion. But given its stringent, seemingly intractable, position of defending Page 3, it seems that it has boxed itself in. There are rumours that News International has created a task force to look at how Page 3 could be revamped and modernised. Yet how to do this without losing face?

Co-Op Pledges 40% Female Representation By 2018

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 13.03.2013 | UK

The Co-operative is to set new targets for increasing the number of women on its boards under moves to make them more representative of the communitie...

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. ...

Not So 'Good With Food' - Co-Op Profits Take A Hit

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 23.08.2012 | UK

Profits at the Co-Operative Group have plummeted by a third in just six months after PPI claims, fierce retail competition and difficult economic cond...

Ethical Food Shopping: A Pact With the Devil

Nic Compton | Posted 10.09.2012 | UK Lifestyle
Nic Compton

Having been married and had a family, then been single, then been married and had a family again, I can say conclusively it's easier to be green when you're single. In fact, I'm pretty sure there must be a rule somewhere which states that your ability to be green is inversely proportional to the number of people in your household.

Co-operative Group On Track To Sell 632 Braches

PA | Posted 27.06.2012 | UK

A deal to sell 632 branches to the Co-operative Group is still on track, Lloyds Banking Group said on Wednesday. There had been fears the sale had ...