Category Archives: Co-operative Group

Investment boutique Rothschild advises Co-op Group, Members Council ‘toothless’

In August some disturbing news was published in the Letters columns of the Co-operative News. The first letter, from Robert Jones of Chelmsford, deplored a lack of co-operation leading to competition between co-operatives; the second came from John Macbeth, Stoke-on-Trent … Continue reading

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The independent difference: Midcounties Co-operative

After reading the last post, a concerned co-operator sent word that he was pleased to say the Midcounties was different. Members did get to vote on the report at the AGM and decide on how much to donate to the … Continue reading

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Co-operative Group announce some drivers will be transferred to Eddie Stobart; bad management alleged

The Group’s board has announced that some drivers will be transferred to Eddie Stobart and 85 staff at the Coventry national distribution centre were told they could be moved to the private haulier in April. The Group currently operates around 3,000 … Continue reading

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Co-operative Group own goal?

Andrew Bounds of the FT reports that the Co-operative Group has appointed two non-executive directors with public company experience: Peter Plumb, chief executive of Moneysupermarket.com, and Stevie Spring [right], chair of the Inspired Thinking Group [ITG Group]. Previously all 20 directors … Continue reading

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Co-op Group‘s judgment questioned; choice of director an ‘own-goal’ ?

Andrew Bounds in the Financial Times [May 14] reports that the Midcounties, a large independent society which owns part of the Co-op Group, has strongly criticised the board over the “untransparent” process of nominating and electing new directors, replacing the board … Continue reading

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Is the Co-operative Group heeding Professor Lang’s advice?

In short: “We have got to re-design the whole food system because frankly it is environmentally crazy”. In 2013, Susan Press in the Co-operative News reported a challenge issued by Professor Tim Lang, Head of City University London’s Centre for … Continue reading

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What will the future hold for the Co-operative Group?

It is reported that 83.7% of Co-operative Group members have voted in favour of the changes to the structure of the board at the Special General Meeting. Changes include: A board of 11 people with a majority of independent directors … Continue reading

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