The Midcounties Co-operative has reported record sales of locally-made goods after the Society took steps to support local suppliers at the height of the Covid-19 pandemic.
The Midcounties Co-operative, the UK’s largest independent Co-operative, has agreed a deal to purchase four of the Cotswolds-based Warner’s Budgens food stores, a deal that will complete this summer.
The UK’s largest independent co-operative society is separating the management of its 25 supermarkets from its total estate of 238 food stores as part of a new strategy to increase the performance of its units that are more than 8,000sq
Community groups in Worcestershire received a welcome boost after grants totalling £9,200 were awarded by The Midcounties Co-operative from the Society’s Community Fund. Eight local good causes were each presented with a donation of up to £2,000 by Isobel Burbidge, vice
The Midcounties Co-operative has presented Teenage Cancer Trust with a cheque for £550,000 to help fund over 20,000 hours of care for young people, celebrating the end of its two-year partnership with the charity. A special event was held to
The Midcounties Co-operative has strengthened its senior management team with the appointment of Phil Ponsonby as group general manager of its Food business. He joins the Warwickshire-headquartered Society, the largest independent co-operative in the UK, from Southern Co-operative where he
The Midcounties Co-operative has appointed former Waitrose director Mark Wilson as group general manager (GGM) of its Food Retail business. Wilson, who was director, retail operations (North) for Waitrose, will take over responsibility for Midcounties’ 240 supermarkets and convenience stores
Community retailer The Midcounties Co-operative has announced record annual gross sales of £943m in its annual results for 2012/13, 20% higher than the previous year. The results show the biggest increase was from its Co-operative Energy business, where sales surged
International and national figures have been announced as speakers for the UK’s leading conference that brings together directors, managers and executives of co-operative retailers from across the UK. The annual event – which takes in Birmingham from 22–24 February 2013
Midcounties Co-operative is launching a new food-to-go format. The first store will open in Gloucester in 2013 and a further four to five stores are in the pipeline, according to Andy Cresswell, deputy chief executive, trading. Speaking at the IGD’s
The Midcounties Co-operative has welcomed 50 young people onto its Retail Apprenticeship Programme giving them the chance to start and develop their career with the community retailer following on from the success of last year’s pilot programme. Over 500 people