Category Archives: Co-operative Group

Grassroots co-operatives come to the fore

As Co-operatives UK chair Ed Mayo frequently stresses, the Co-operative Group is just one large segment of a 6000 strong movement, which was – we add – over-shadowed by the hubristic posturing of a few executives. Before looking at the … Continue reading

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“Ultimately, the members own the Co-op . . .”

. Symbolic: ‘One Angel Square’: the award-winning headquarters of The Co-operative Group in Manchester On Friday, Claer Barrett, deputy UK News Editor at The Financial Times, reported on the Co-operative Group’s outlined governance reforms. Stripping out various belittling adjectives and … Continue reading

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A member wants to understand Co-operative structures

Robert writes: As you say in one website post: ‘members have little influence on management’ and I certainly, though a member, after reading a recent newspaper report, have no idea of who the “mutual’s powerful regional representatives” are or where … Continue reading

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The Co-operative Group’s farms sale

Following up Cllr Howard Allen’s thoughts on the subject published earlier, feedback has come from Pete Riley, who was involved in assessing a bid for the Co-op’s fruit farm at Tillington, in Herefordshire. He visited the farm in early June … Continue reading

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News about a bid for the Co-op’s Herefordshire fruit farm

A group has been set up to bid for the Co-op’s fruit farm at Tillington near Hereford. This covers over 500 acres and is estimated to be worth up to £10m. The Co-op Group will accept bids for individual farms … Continue reading

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Myners’ threat: banks will take control of the Co-op Group if reforms not accepted

Read the account of the meeting in the Co-operative News This threat was reported by Jonathan Guthrie, City editor of the Financial Times, in an unpleasant article with deeply contemptuous gibes at the expense of the bank and retail sector … Continue reading

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Co-op farm sell-off – why we should be concerned

In this week’s Solihull News, Councillor Howard Allen, Green Party Parliamentary Candidate for Solihull writes: The Co-operative Group’s decision to sell off its farms in a rushed firesale is another disgraceful decision from a totally failed management. The Group announced … Continue reading

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