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Co-op Food is to invest £2m in its chain of convenience stores across North Staffordshire and South Cheshire, with the creation of 200 jobs.
18-May-2016


Co-operative Group is to open up to 15 new stores and ten funeral homes across Yorkshire as part of an £11m investment, with the creation of 250 jobs.
11-May-2016


Co-operative Group is to sell 36 former Somerfield stores with 920 staff to Food Retailer Group, and they will be rebranded as Budgens.
04-May-2016


Co-operative Group is planning to open ten new convenience stores in Wales over the next year, with the creation of 300 jobs.
10-Mar-2016


Co-operative Group is to invest more than £8m in ten new convenience stores across the South West, with the creation of 250 jobs.
09-Mar-2016


Co-operative Food has acquired 15 Budgens convenience shops in London and the South East from Booker for undisclosed terms, as part of plans to expand its retail chain with 100 new stores in 2016.
04-Feb-2016


Co-operative Group has acquired Collective Legal Solutions, the Sheffield-based law firm with 100 staff.
12-Jan-2016


Co-operative Group is planning to open 120 new convenience stores next year.
23-Nov-2015


Co-operative Group is to relocate its CFS Management Services and CIS General Insurance operations to a 35,000 sq ft office at Arndale House in Manchester.
11-Aug-2015


Co-operative Food is to create up to 1,000 new jobs at its nationwide chain of 2,800 convenience stores.
22-Jul-2015


Co-operative Group is to invest £20m opening a further 25 convenience stores in Yorkshire over the next year.
17-Jun-2015


Co-operative Group is planning to open 100 new convenience stores this year, and a further 255 will be refurbished.
13-Apr-2015


Co-operative Group has acquired seven Musgrave GB convenience stores in Bedfordshire, Buckinghamshire and Northamptonshire for undisclosed terms.
03-Dec-2014


Co-operative Group has agreed a deal with NewRiver Retail to develop 63 convenience stores on former Marston's pub sites.
24-Sep-2014


Co-operative Group has sold Sunwin Services, the Bradford-based cash machine firm with 1,500 staff and 14 regional depots, to US-based Cardtronics for £41m.
03-Sep-2014


Co-operative Group is to sell its farming business to the Wellcome Trust for £249m, including 16,000 hectares and 15 farms.
05-Aug-2014


Co-operative Group is to sell its pharmacy business to Bestway Group for £620m, including 770 branches and more than 7,000 staff.
21-Jul-2014


Co-operative Group has agreed a deal with NewRiver Retail to open 54 convenience stores at Marston's pub sites across the country.
08-Apr-2014


Co-operative Group is planning to open up to 150 convenience stores and 50 funeral parlours a year.
06-Mar-2014


Co-operative Group is to relocate its London operations to a new 36,000 sq ft office at St Pauls House in the City.
19-Jun-2013


Co-operative Group is to fully open its new £22m 480,000 sq ft distribution centre in north Derbyshire by October, with the creation of 300 jobs.
23-Apr-2013


Co-operative Group is to sell its life insurance and asset management business to Royal London for £219m, with the transfer of 170 staff.
20-Mar-2013


Co-operative Group has acquired ten Costcutter stores in the London area for undisclosed terms, with the transfer of 180 staff.
20-Nov-2012


Co-operative Group is to relocate its financial shared services centre from Burslem and Leek to its main site in Manchester, affecting up to 65 jobs.
05-Nov-2012


Co-operative Group has unveiled plans to transform the historic Hanover buildings in Manchester city centre into shops and offices, with the creation of up to 900 jobs.
31-Jul-2012


Co-operative Group is to acquire 632 Lloyds TSB and Cheltenham & Gloucester bank branches from Lloyds Banking Group for an initial £350m.
19-Jul-2012


Co-operative Group has chosen Delancey and Landid for the £800m development of the Noma quarter in Manchester city centre, including 4m sq ft of office, retail and residential space.
29-May-2012


Co-operative Group is planning to expand its Bristol-based legal services division with five new regional offices and the creation of 3,000 jobs over the next five years.
24-May-2012


Co-operative Group is to double the number of apprentices on offer to young people across its businesses to 800 this year.
02-Feb-2012


Co-operative Group is to create 340 jobs at a new £22m food distribution centre due to open at South Normanton in Derbyshire in 2013, and a further 740 jobs will relocate from existing sites.
17-Jan-2012


Co-operative Group is planning to expand the 400-strong workforce in its legal services business with 150 new jobs in Bristol and London.
16-Jan-2012


Co-operative Group has acquired the David Sands chain of 28 convenience stores in Scotland for undisclosed terms, with the transfer of about 700 staff.
11-Jan-2012


Co-operative Group is creating up to 300 jobs at a new £25m 503,000 sq ft distribution centre at Newhouse near Glasgow.
26-Jul-2011


Co-operative Group is in discussions to sell its former department store on Newgate Street in Newcastle for £12m, which would lead to the development of a 230-bed hotel.
13-Jul-2011


Co-operative Group has announced plans to recruit up to 2,000 apprentices over the next three years, as part of a £9m investment in its Apprentice Academy.
13-Jun-2011


Co-operative Group is considering plans to open hundreds of bank branches in supermarkets, depending on the success of a trial in Horbury, West Yorkshire.
31-May-2011


Co-operative Group is to expand the 246-strong workforce at its travel call centre in Burslem, Staffordshire, with 120 new jobs.
12-May-2011


Co-operative Group is to start recruiting 1,000 staff for a new 467,000 sq ft distribution centre due to open in Andover in June.
11-Apr-2011


Co-operative Group has confirmed plans to open 50 new outlets this year, 125 next year and 175 in 2013.
31-Mar-2011


Co-operative Group is said to be considering the Castlewood business park in Derbyshire as a potential location for a new 500,000 sq ft distribution centre, which would create 900 jobs.
23-Mar-2011


Co-operative Group is to create 1,700 new management jobs in its chain of 3,000 food stores over the next five months.
10-Feb-2011


Co-operative Group is looking to recruit additional staff to its property team to support the expansion of its chain of 3,000 supermarkets with at least 300 new sites over the next three years.
03-Nov-2010


Co-operative Group is planning to start opening a further 300 food stores next year, after completing the integration of the Somerfield chain.
04-Oct-2010


Co-operative Group has unveiled plans to open a £20m 430,000 sq ft distribution centre in Avonmouth in 2012, and up to 730 staff could relocate from Wellington and Bridgwater.
15-Sep-2010


Co-operative Group is planning to recruit up to 2,000 apprentices at its Manchester-based food, financial services and travel business over the next two years.
20-Jul-2010


Co-operative Group has won permission to redevelop its store in Larne into a new superstore, with the creation of up to 300 jobs.
10-Jun-2010


Co-operative Group is to invest £5m in the creation of a network of regional hubs to offer a new service to help more companies to become co-operatives over the next three years.
21-Apr-2010


Co-operative Group is looking to open up to 150 additional travel shops on high streets over the next four years.
13-Apr-2010


Co-operative Motor Group is to invest £250m in the revamp of 19 car showrooms, in order to convert them from the Sunwin brand.
26-Oct-2009


Co-operative Group is to invest £25m in the integration of the former Somerfield stores into its network, including major changes to their IT systems.
12-Oct-2009


Co-operative Group is in negotiations to set up a 504,000 sq ft distribution centre at the ProLogis Newhouse scheme near Glasgow.
04-Aug-2009


Co-operative Group has confirmed plans to close the Somerfield headquarters in Bristol next year, and some of the 750 staff could relocate to Manchester.
17-Feb-2009


Co-operative Group is to submit plans to invest £100m in the development of a new 400,000 sq ft headquarters for 3,000 staff at the Northern Gateway in Manchester by 2011.
23-Dec-2008


Co-operative Group is looking to dispose of 126 local stores, in order to gain approval from the Office of Fair Trading for the £1.6bn acquisition of Somerfield.
21-Oct-2008


Co-operative Group is considering plans to open mini-banks in up to 125 food stores, with the creation of 250 jobs, depending on the success of a £2.5m trial.
28-Aug-2008


Co-operative Group is to acquire Somerfield, the Bristol-based chain of 880 supermarkets, for £1.6bn, and up to 120 stores are expected to be sold on to other retailers.
17-Jul-2008


Co-operative Travel Management has acquired Parador Travel Management, the London-based travel services firm, creating a nationwide network of 16 offices.
12-Jun-2008


Co-operative Group is to invest £1.5bn in the transformation of its estate of more than 4,300 retail outlets over the next three years, in order to create a single unified brand.
21-Apr-2008


Co-operative Group is to build a new £12m 270,000 sq ft distribution centre in Birtley, Tyne & Wear, by 2009, and 274 staff will transfer from two existing sites in Birtley and Blaydon.
08-Jan-2008


Co-operative Group has acquired PCT Healthcare, the Chesterfield-based chain of 52 pharmacies with 400 staff.
05-Dec-2007


Co-operative Group is seeking a suitable site for a new 200,000 sq ft headquarters in Manchester, in order to relocate 3,000 staff from existing offices on Corporation Street.
30-Oct-2007


Co-operative Group is planning to invest £200m in the modernisation of its stores next year, and 200 more convenience stores will open by the end of 2009.
15-Oct-2007


Co-operative Group is considering plans to set up a new distribution centre on the M62 corridor between Warrington and Brighouse, casting doubt over the future of 370 jobs at existing depots in Talke and Eccleshall.
13-Sep-2007


Co-operative Group has sold its Shoefayre chain of shoe stores to Shoe Zone for undisclosed terms.
11-Sep-2007


Co-operative Group is to sell off eight food stores in Yorkshire, Lancashire, Derbyshire and Northumberland, in order to win regulatory approval for its merger with United Co-operatives.
15-Aug-2007


Co-operative Group is to invest £20m in the development of a prescription drugs manufacturing plant in Tianjin, China, in a joint venture with Tasly Group that will give it greater control over its supply chain.
06-Aug-2007


Co-operative Group of Manchester and United Co-operatives of Rochdale have agreed terms for a merger to create the world's largest consumer co-operative with annual sales of more than £9bn.
19-Feb-2007


Co-operative Group is to acquire 21 pharmacies from Alliance Boots, including branches in County Durham, Northumberland, Devon, Somerset and East Anglia, taking its total chain to 454.
15-Jan-2007


Co-operative Group has acquired 30 Gordon Davis pharmacies in Nottinghamshire and Leicestershire and ten Raygale Chemists in the north-east, taking its total network to 429 branches.
05-Jul-2006


Co-operative Group Pharmacy is planning to open about 40 stores this year, taking its total pharmacy chain to more than 400.
05-May-2006


Co-operative Group is to set up a new Co-operative Legal Services business in Bristol, with the creation of 150 jobs over the next five years.
25-Apr-2006


Co-operative Group is to invest £23m refurbishing its convenience store chain, and £37m will be spent on new equipment.
24-Apr-2006


Co-operative Group has acquired an 86% stake in Fairways, the chain of 49 funeral parlours in East Anglia, London, Hampshire and Worcestershire with 225 staff, for £11m.
31-Mar-2006


Co-operative Group is looking to open a further 24 HomeStore outlets, and is seeking suitable 30,000 sq ft sites on retail parks.
06-Mar-2006


Co-operative Group has sold Syncro, its engineering division with 400 staff in Salford, Manchester, Gateshead, Paisley and Bristol, to Aston Ventures for undisclosed terms.
01-Mar-2006


Co-operative Group Pharmacy has acquired the Duran Drive-Thru pharmacies in Norton Canes and West Bromwich for undisclosed terms.
13-Feb-2006


Co-operative Group is to shed 59 jobs at its distribution centre in Birtley and 137 jobs at its centre in Nottingham, due to the development of a new site in Coventry.
14-Apr-2005


Co-op is to build a new regional distribution centre in West Thurrock, with the relocation of up to 550 staff from two existing sites in Gillingham and Swanley.
31-Jan-2005


Co-operative Group has acquired Howard & Palmer, the Swansea-based pharmacy chain with 174 staff and 30 branches.
18-Oct-2004


Co-operative Group is to invest £8m in the development of a 300,000 sq ft distribution centre in Coventry by next June.
04-Oct-2004


Co-operative Group is to acquire Conveco, the Bristol-based chain of 64 convenience stores with more than 900 staff, for an estimated £25m.
11-May-2004


Co-operative Group is to invest £18m in its travel business, including the expansion of its branch network, refurbishments, new technology and acquisitions.
03-Nov-2003


Co-operative Group has acquired the Balfour chain of 76 convenience stores and 35 newsagents from 3i for £30m, and will spend £16m converting them to its Welcome format.
01-Jul-2003


Co-operative Group is planning to acquire the Norpak chilled and frozen foods distribution business in Staffordshire from United Co-operatives for undisclosed terms.
06-May-2003


Co-operative Group has acquired the Alldays chain of 600 convenience stores for £131m, and will soon announce plans for a major refurbishment programme.
29-Oct-2002


Co-operative Group has acquired GT Smith, the West Yorkshire-based chain of 13 stores, and will invest £4.2m converting the sites into its Market Town and Welcome formats.
27-May-2002


Co-operative Group is to invest £20m on refits and local stores in Scotland over the next year.
21-Jan-2002