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Co-op stores to create 5,000 new jobs in a bid to help those who’ve lost jobs in bars, pubs and restaurants

Neil Hodgson reports today that the Co-op, has announced plans to create 5,000 store-based roles in a bid to provide temporary employment for hospitality workers who have lost their jobs. Jo Whitfield, Co-op Food chief executive, said: “Whilst our store … Continue reading

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The Employee Ownership Association Annual Conference

The Employee Ownership Association Annual Conference The Employee Ownership Association (EOA) 12th Annual Conference represents organisations which are employee owned or transitioning to employee ownership. This growing sector employs over 200,000 employee owners across the UK. More than 700 attendees … Continue reading

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Ten years ago co-operators anticipated the 2013 crisis but their misgivings were not heeded . . .

This website was inspired by the truthful and trenchant remarks of readers in the Letters pages of the Co-operative News. A few found in the 2005 database are recorded below. Ron Hunter writing from Sussex reminded readers succinctly that “Democratic … Continue reading

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Welsh Co-operative and Mutuals Commission’s call for evidence

The Welsh Government’s Commission – set up to help create more jobs and wealth in the sector – is calling for evidence from interested organisations and individuals throughout Wales and further afield. Most students of co-operatives know that Robert Owen, … Continue reading

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Top search in 2012

The Co-operative Group’s joint venture, the Tianjin Tasly Sants Pharmaceutical Company Posted on June 13, 2011 by admin Neville Cox recently asked: “Has anyone you know given approval for a Co-op owned drug factory in China?  Is it built yet?”    … Continue reading

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Is the tax-avoiding Amazon link-up with Co-operative Food consistent with Co-op values and principles?

The Bookseller reports that Amazon has partnered with Co-operative Food to install collection-lockers in some of its stores. Lockers have been installed in four Co-op stores in Greater London—Chelsea, Parsons Green, New Malden and Edenbridge–as well as two further shops … Continue reading

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