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An altogether different way of doing business

Co-op Fortnight 2023

In 2023, Co-op Fortnight celebrated how co‑operatives offer an altogether different way to do business, to support communities and people. 

What is a co-op?

Many of us have heard of co-ops, but do you actually know what one is? High street convenience stores are the most well-known type of co-op here in the UK, but they're not the only type of co-op.

A co-op is a business or organisation that’s owned and controlled by its members, to meet their shared needs. The members can be its customers, employees, residents or suppliers, who have a say in how the co-op is run. Find out more >>

Altogether different

Read stories about how co‑operatives offer an altogether different way to do business; to support communities; and to support people:

Co-op Fortnight: Co-op Fortnight championing a different way to do business

Central Co-op: Make a choice to make a difference: Adding quality coffee or nuts to your shop can help improve the livelihoods of global communities

Chorlton Bike Deliveries: "It's all about supporting the local community" - Meet the co-op helping Chorlton residents by delivering essential goods and more

Co-operative Development Scotland: Why co-ops are an altogether different way of doing business and setting one up could be transformational, featuring Greencity Wholefoods, Isle of Eigg Brewery, New Leaf Co-op and Granite Care Consortium.

Co-op Group:

CwmpasHow five communities are responding to the housing crisis in Wales

East of England Co-operative: 

Lincolnshire Co-op: 

Loco Home Retrofit: 'We want to help end climate change' – the Glasgow business on a mission to save the planet, one home at a time

Midcounties Co-op:

Co-op Fortnight has been featured in Belfast, Bristol, Cambridge, Cheshire, Cornwall, Coventry, Derby, Devon, Essex, Gloucestershire, Grimsby, Hertfordshire, Hull, Kent, Leicester, Lincolnshire, North Wales, Nottingham, Plymouth, Reading, Somerset, Staffordshire, Stoke, Surrey, Teeside, Wales (national).

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Get involved with Co-op Fortnight

In 2024, Co‑op Fortnight takes place from Monday 24 June to Sunday 7 July. Get involved >>

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