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Speaking to an audience of over 900 suppliers in Manchester on 29 September, major convenience retailer Co-op has set out the future direction of its food business with a new strategic blueprint entitled ‘Pure Convenience’. Led by new Food Managing Director Matt Hood and the new-look senior team, with Adele Balmforth as Director of Proposition and Sinead Bell as Commercial Director, the business shared its vision to evolve the Co-op proposition as it faces into the challenges posed by the developing cost-of-living crisis.

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The Co-op has launched a new food strategy, which is focused on convenience and value, following on from the announcement of its first half results, which saw the Group generate an operating loss of £20m. Co-op Food: sales +1%, operating profits down Co-op Food’s revenue increased year-on-year by 1% to £3.91 bn, aided by higher fuel sales. Like-for-like sales of food, excluding fuel, were d...
Speaking at its annual Expo at Stoneleigh, Warwickshire the new Nisa Managing Director, Peter Batt has announced a £5m investment in cutting the cost of Co-op private label goods for the network’s independent retailers. Recognizing the growing cost pressures facing retailers, the investment will reduce the cost-price of more than 1,000 Co-op lines supplied to them, beginning with the first 100 ne...
Leading UK convenience retailer Co-op has announced that Matt Hood (previously Commercial Director) has been promoted to Managing Director of its Food Retail operation while Peter Batt becomes Managing Director of its Nisa wholesale subsidiary. Jo Whitfield and Michael Fletcher stepping down Matt Hood replaces Jo Whitfield, having deputized for her as the head of the Co-op retail business w...

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