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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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As Morrisons invests more than £100m to cut the price of 150 of its most purchased products, we look at three key developments from the retailer. To drive value messages, Morrisons to cut prices of 150 key products… Morrisons has launched a new round of price cuts, which will offer an average saving of 14%, as it looks to promote value messages and bring shoppers back to its stores. The ret...
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...


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