Tag: co-operative retail conference

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A co-op solution to dying high streets

Co-op retailers can be key players in the revitalisation of city and town centres. To attract people and investment town and city centres must offer more says Professor Leigh Sparks, of the Institute...

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Co-ops urged to unlock the 'purple pound'

By failing to tap into the 'purple pound' co-op retailers could be missing out on a share of £212 billion every year. Households with a disabled person spend £420 million each week according to the...

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Co-operative Party "As the political party of the co-operative movement, we believe that things work best when ordinary people have a voice, and when services are accountable to the people who use...

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James Walton of IGD: Changing landscape offers threats and opportunities for co-op retailers

Co-op retailers will have been buoyed by recent news that The Co-operative Group beat sales growth at its major supermarket rivals for the first time in five years. Sales grew by 1.4 per cent in the...

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James Walton of IGD: Changing landscape offers threats and opportunities for co-op retailers

Co-op retailers will have been buoyed by recent news that The Co-operative Group beat sales growth at its major supermarket rivals for the first time in five years. Sales grew by 1.4 per cent in the...

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Programme

Read and/or download the programme for the 2017 Co-operative Retail Conference. The programme includes all timings, details on speakers, presentation topics and more.

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Relationship between engagement and performance - some surprising results from Mondragon

What can a study of the world's largest worker co-operative tell us about the relation between engagement and performance? The theory suggests higher overall people engagement contributes positively...

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Retail co-ops should return to their "core purpose" to engage members says New Citizenship Project founder

As businesses set up to serve the needs of their members, it follows that co‑operatives should be closely aligned to their membership. So why do some co-ops find it difficult to engage with their...

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What's in store...

Consumer insight, grocery retail trends, governance lessons from oveseas, maximising 'human potential'... these were just some of the themes from the 2018 retail conference. Read on to discover what...

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£100 million challenge on the table for retail co-operatives

Co-operatives UK will announce a ‘£100 million challenge’ for the co-operative retail sector at the Co-operative Retail Conference in Stratford ( taking place from 4 to 6 March, 2016). With 110,000...