Co-op news

08 September 2020
The Co-op announced the launch of plastic film recycling scheme in 50 stores. ‘clean it, scrunch it, bin it’   According to the Co-op, the initiative forms part of a major 50-store roll out which aims to tackle plastic pollution and establish an accessible disposal route for the material, which is not currently collected by UK councils. In-store collection points have been setup in the 5...
04 September 2020
Co-op is joining forces with startup Pinga to trial zero emissions online grocery deliveries in East London. Over 500 products initially available Co-op will initially offer 500 products through Pinga’s App, serving up to one million people living close to five of the convenience retailer’s stores located in Hackney, Stepney and Stoke Newington. Once the order is placed, the groceries ar...
12 August 2020
Co-op has announced it has expanded its partnership with Deliveroo, now offering delivery from 400 stores. Range of 600 products Co-op has become the most widely available food retailer on the Deliveroo app, serving towns and cities across the UK with a combined population of 27 million people. Customers can order from a range of more than 600 grocery and household items, which are ordered ...
17 July 2020
Co-op has announced the expansion of its click-and-collect partnership with John Lewis, to an additional 400 stores. 500 Co-op stores in total by the end of summer The expansion of this partnership means that 500 Co-op stores in total will be hosting John Lewis click & collect points. The service extension has started this month and is due to be finalised by the end of September. John Le...
02 June 2020
Co-op is rolling out robot deliveries to further communities across Milton Keynes and surrounding towns and villages in response to increased demand for convenient delivery services during coronavirus (COVID-19) restrictions. The convenience retailer was the first to trial same-day autonomous robot deliveries in the UK when it teamed-up with Starship Technologies in April 2018, extending the s...
22 May 2020
Co-op has formed a new partnership with Irish start-up Buymie to offer same-day grocery deliveries to over 200,000 households across Bristol.  The move is the first partnership in the UK for Buymie whose mobile app allows customers to book personalised online home grocery deliveries. The news follows Co-op’s announcement on 5 May that it is rapidly accelerating its online expansion as it adapt...
05 May 2020
The Co-op is rapidly accelerating its online expansion to more than double the number of stores planned as it adapts to changing shopper demands caused by the coronavirus crisis. The same-day service was initially trialled at a London store in March 2019, and by the end of 2019 had rolled out to 23 central London and Manchester hub stores.  In parallel, Co-op also developed its online delivery...
27 April 2020
Starship Technologies’ robots started delivering food to NHS staff in Milton Keynes, amid the Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak. Using Starship’s mobile app NHS workers can have food delivered by robots from local food outlets by using Starship’s mobile app. Henry Harris-Burland, VP of Marketing at Starship Technologies, commented: “ We want to make life a little bit easier for these peopl...
17 April 2020
In this article, updated daily, we summarise the latest responses to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic in the UK: Multiples update Morrisons offers 10% discount to NHS staff: From Thursday, NHS staff will be entitled to a 10% discount when shopping at the retailer's stores. The scheme will last until July 12th when it will be reviewed. This latest initiative follows on from Morrisons...
20 March 2020
Leading UK convenience retailer Co-op has announced it will create 5,000 new roles in a bid to provide temporary employment for workers being laid off in the hospitality industry.  The move, comes as the UK hospitality sector bears a significant impact from the Coronavirus (COVID-19) emergency as customers avoid restaurants, pubs and cafes in line with government advice. Recruitment procedure ...