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Terry Leahy versus the world

Why did the UK fall out of love with Tesco? It is good to be reminded.

On desert island disks today, Terry Leahy, ex Tesco Chief, argued that the closure of local shops across the UK represents progress.

In 1984, Tesco announced that it could not see itself opening a shop in the high street “ever again”. It got it wrong on convenience stores, even if right on other things, so I wouldn’t bet against the colour, life and resilience of independent, local stores on Terry Leahy’s say-so.

Terry Leahy versus the world

Why did the UK fall out of love with Tesco? It is good to be reminded.

On desert island disks today, Terry Leahy, ex Tesco Chief, argued that the closure of local shops across the UK represents progress.

In 1984, Tesco announced that it could not see itself opening a shop in the high street “ever again”. It got it wrong on convenience stores, even if right on other things, so I wouldn’t bet against the colour, life and resilience of independent, local stores on Terry Leahy’s say-so.

Who do you want to work for?

It is nice to see that 4 of the top 25 companies listed in the Top Companies For Graduates To Work For in 2012/13 list are co-operative and mutual employers.

This is four times greater nominal market share then co-operatives and mutual have in the overall UK economy.

Who do you want to work for?

It is nice to see that 4 of the top 25 companies listed in the Top Companies For Graduates To Work For in 2012/13 list are co-operative and mutual employers.

This is four times greater nominal market share then co-operatives and mutual have in the overall UK economy.

The ten lessons of the International Year of Co-operatives

2012 was a year of teamwork, sport and a renewed confidence that the country can pull together. It is perhaps appropriate then that the year was also designated by the United Nations, for the first time, as the International Year of Co-operatives.

It is, now we have finished, a fascinating case study, somewhat removed from run of the mill topic of business marketing. After all, when the United Nations names a year in your honour, what impact does that have?

The ten lessons of the International Year of Co-operatives

2012 was a year of teamwork, sport and a renewed confidence that the country can pull together. It is perhaps appropriate then that the year was also designated by the United Nations, for the first time, as the International Year of Co-operatives.

It is, now we have finished, a fascinating case study, somewhat removed from run of the mill topic of business marketing. After all, when the United Nations names a year in your honour, what impact does that have?

No fantasy

The new film out today is Chasing Ice, which premiered in fitting style at the Ritzy Brixton in conjunction with The Cooperative – a night which was topped off with the news that the film has been short-listed for the Best Documentary category at the Academy Awards.

No fantasy

The new film out today is Chasing Ice, which premiered in fitting style at the Ritzy Brixton in conjunction with The Cooperative – a night which was topped off with the news that the film has been short-listed for the Best Documentary category at the Academy Awards.

Twelve has been our favourite number

Co-operatives, their members and their supporters around the world marked the start of 2012, the International Year of Co-operatives, on 12 January. From Chelmsford to China, co-operatives came together to highlight the start of an incredible year.

Twelve months on, what a momentous year it has been. Across the globe co-operatives have celebrated what makes their businesses different. We’ve seen everything from flash mobs to formal conferences. Here in the UK, we’ve seen hundreds of activities, events and promotions by co-operatives up and down the country.

Twelve has been our favourite number

Co-operatives, their members and their supporters around the world marked the start of 2012, the International Year of Co-operatives, on 12 January. From Chelmsford to China, co-operatives came together to highlight the start of an incredible year.

Twelve months on, what a momentous year it has been. Across the globe co-operatives have celebrated what makes their businesses different. We’ve seen everything from flash mobs to formal conferences. Here in the UK, we’ve seen hundreds of activities, events and promotions by co-operatives up and down the country.

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