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The greatest hits of the Co-operative Group as an ethical retailer

Posted by Ed Mayo on Wednesday, 11 June 2014

It has been an awful year for the Co-operative Group. But alongside the sorry saga of conflict and confusion, it is worth remembering that the business has been a wonderful innovator for some time in one field, of ethical retail. Read More »

Fairtrade comes up roses

Posted by Ed Mayo on Wednesday, 28 May 2014

After the media scrutiny of Fairtrade over recent days and my last blog in support, I received this warm note from Fairtrade grower, John Nevado: Read More »

Fairtrade is good for producers – what research does and doesn’t say

Posted by Ed Mayo on Sunday, 25 May 2014

The halo effect of Fairtrade has lasted many years, despite periodic critics popping up wanting to complain either that it distorts markets or that it doesn’t distort them enough. Read More »

Fairtrade is good for producers – what research does and doesn’t say

Posted by Ed Mayo on Sunday, 25 May 2014

The halo effect of Fairtrade has lasted many years, despite periodic critics popping up wanting to complain either that it distorts markets or that it doesn’t distort them enough. Read More »

Renewable energy success

Posted by Ed Mayo on Tuesday, 20 May 2014

Good news! Co-operatives and our partners in the field of renewable energy can celebrate a very welcome decision by the Government to introduce a carve-out for community energy generators. Read More »

Renewable energy success

Posted by Ed Mayo on Tuesday, 20 May 2014

Good news! Co-operatives and our partners in the field of renewable energy can celebrate a very welcome decision by the Government to introduce a carve-out for community energy generators. Read More »

The Co-operative Group – Shakespeare’s view?

Posted by Ed Mayo on Tuesday, 13 May 2014

For the past few months, the story of The Co-operative Group has tumbled onto the public stage like a Shakespearian tragedy. Read More »

The Co-operative Group – Shakespeare’s view?

Posted by Ed Mayo on Tuesday, 13 May 2014

For the past few months, the story of The Co-operative Group has tumbled onto the public stage like a Shakespearian tragedy. Read More »

Five reasons why football is co-operative, not just competitive

Posted by Ed Mayo on Monday, 5 May 2014

Ipswich Town are seventeen points ahead of our club, Charlton, in the Championship. But I do love the ‘tractor boys’. It is possible to co-operate as well as compete in football. Read More »

Five reasons why football is co-operative, not just competitive

Posted by Ed Mayo on Monday, 5 May 2014

Ipswich Town are seventeen points ahead of our club, Charlton, in the Championship. But I do love the ‘tractor boys’. It is possible to co-operate as well as compete in football. Read More »

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