Co-op news

17 February 2020
UK convenience retailer Co-op plans to roll out same-day delivery to more than 650 branches by the end of 2020. Pilot launched in March 2019 This announcement follows on from a successful pilot launched in March 2019, where Co-op used Digital Goodie’s connected commerce platform to provide West London shoppers with same-day delivery. Co-op’s digital team started the design and build of i...
09 January 2020
This is the fourth and final blog in a series in which we look at how the supply chain trends we identified for 2019 have panned out. In this instance, I’ll be taking a look at Clarity on circularity . Across the last few years, we’ve witnessed a significant surge in interest with regards to circular economies. Being sustainable is no longer a PR exercise, but an essential step that brings ...
03 January 2020
Co-op, the major UK convenience retailer, has set out plans to extend its reach in online sales in 2020. Same-day city-centre delivery to roll-out to 650 stores Over the next 12 months same-day delivery services will be made available across almost 100 towns and cities.  This will be facilitated by the expansion of both the Co-op's in-house delivery operation shop.coop.co.uk and its partner...
23 October 2019
Food and grocery delivery service Deliveroo has signed up more than 200 independent and symbol convenience stores and off licences in London, according to reports from The Grocer. On-demand grocery deliveries In an effort to expand its reach of on-demand grocery delivery, Deliveroo has signed up over 200 symbol and independent convenience stores across London. Partner retailers include Budgen...
20 September 2019
Co-op has announced the extension of John Lewis’ ‘Click & Collect’ service trial to 50 food stores. The service is now available across multiple locations Back in May, Co-op has launched the trial in 6 of its food stores to offer customers another option for picking up their John Lewis’ orders. The ‘Click & Collect’ service is now available across many cities, including Bristol, Cambri...
02 August 2019
Co-op’s Retail Business Transformation programme (RBT) is the biggest transformation programme the convenience store retailer has ever undertaken. System pilot launched this week with 15 suppliers The pilot will support Co-op’s “ambitious growth strategy”, bringing new technology to optimise metrics such as availability, stock holding and ranging, in addition to improving the accuracy of fo...
24 May 2019
John Lewis plans to pilot the ‘click-and -collect’ service in areas where it has a lesser reach to its customers. 6 stores to be included in the trial The trial will be initially launched in the following Co-op stores: Angel Square, Manchester (Support Centre store, where it will be available to Co-op colleagues) Manchester Piccadilly Trent Bridge, Nottingham Dulwich – Lordship ...
10 April 2019
Co-op has pledged to sustainable sourcing within its supply chain by joining the global Roundtable on Responsible Soy (RTRS). 100% of sustainably sourced soy Co-op’s aim is to make sure that 100% of its sourced soy within its supply chain is certified as sustainable. RTRS’ standards will be used as a baseline to ensure all the soy sourced for its own-brand products originate from sources cons...
26 March 2019
The Co-op has launched its first online home delivery service that offers customers delivery via a dedicated online store in as little as two hours. Two hour delivery Co-op’s new dedicated online store offers a range of around 1,500 products including food, drink, household goods and health and beauty products. A £5 delivery charge applies to all orders, with a minimum spend of £15. A free cli...
18 March 2019
Regional co-operative retailer Midcounties Co-operative has launched a campaign to tackle the issue of single-use plastics. One Change With its new campaign, One Change, Midcounties Co-operative aims to reduce the use of single-use plastics including plastic bags, straws, water bottles and packaging. The campaign aims to drive change through engaging members to tackle the use of these items. Th...