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* Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/TheCooperative
 
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The Co-operative Group began in 1863 as The Co-operative Wholesale Society (CWS). By 1900 it was supplying goods to 1,439 retail co-operative societies, had entered manufacturing and farming, and had established Co-operative Insurance and the Co-operative Bank. In the early 1920’s many co-operative societies were going out of business, so CWS established Co-operative Retail Services Limited (CRS) which aquired failing societies and brought them back into the movement.
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The Co-operative Group began in 1863 as The Co-operative Wholesale Society (CWS). By 1900 it was supplying goods to 1,439 retail co-operative societies, had entered manufacturing and farming, and had established Co-operative Insurance and the Co-operative Bank. In the early 1920’s many co-operative societies were going out of business, so in 1934 CWS established Co-operative Retail Services Limited (CRS) which aquired failing societies and brought them back into the movement.
  
 
In 2000 the CWS and CRS merged to form The Co-operative Group.
 
In 2000 the CWS and CRS merged to form The Co-operative Group.
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The Co-operative Group has sold off the Farms and the Pharmacy and has lost control of the Co-operative Bank and Co-operative Travel.
 
The Co-operative Group has sold off the Farms and the Pharmacy and has lost control of the Co-operative Bank and Co-operative Travel.
  
Its constitution changed in May 2015 and has loosed its links with the Co-operative Movement, effectively becoming just another supermarket.
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Its constitution changed in May 2015 in response to its financial difficulties.
  
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Contact: Ed Powell, [[edward.powell@coop.co.uk]]
 
 
The Co-operative is unable to pay a dividend to members for the time being after making big losses.
 
 
 
Contact: Ed Powell, [mailto:edward.powell@co-operative.coop edward.powell@co-operative.coop].
 

Revision as of 11:20, 9 February 2020

The Co-operative Group

Its operations span food, electrical, insurance, legal services and funeralcare.

The Co-operative Group began in 1863 as The Co-operative Wholesale Society (CWS). By 1900 it was supplying goods to 1,439 retail co-operative societies, had entered manufacturing and farming, and had established Co-operative Insurance and the Co-operative Bank. In the early 1920’s many co-operative societies were going out of business, so in 1934 CWS established Co-operative Retail Services Limited (CRS) which aquired failing societies and brought them back into the movement.

In 2000 the CWS and CRS merged to form The Co-operative Group.

2013 was the 150th anniversary year.

The Co-operative Group has sold off the Farms and the Pharmacy and has lost control of the Co-operative Bank and Co-operative Travel.

Its constitution changed in May 2015 in response to its financial difficulties.

Contact: Ed Powell, edward.powell@coop.co.uk