The Co-op – cautiously individual


Andy Howard MW continues his series on the major UK retailers. See also his performance reviews of Aldi and LidlMorrisonsMarks and Spencer and Waitrose

The Co-op really is the dark horse of the UK grocery market. The company has been in existence since its inception as the Rochdale Pioneers Society back in 1844 and is probably known to a large number of British consumers. However, the size of the business, its reach and current performance will probably come as a surprise to many. I was very interested to attend a press tasting in May because...