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Archive for the 'Co-operative News' Category

Co-ops’ Covid Crisis

Posted on May 11th, 2020 · Posted in Co-operative News

It is too soon to assess the impact of Covid-19 – but we know it is terrible in health, social and financial terms. The eventual impact will be determined by.. read more

Thomas Cook

Posted on February 12th, 2020 · Posted in Co-operative News

More than 150,000 holiday makers had to be repatriated following the collapse of travel agents Thomas Cook.  The business failure could lead to the loss of the firm’s 21,000 employees’.. read more

Co-op legal changes pending in Ireland

Posted on February 12th, 2020 · Posted in Co-operative News

Co-operative legislation in Ireland is set for a major overhaul, but the slow pace of decision-making is leaving uncertainty for the sector. It was back in 2016 that Ireland’s Department.. read more

Co-op Party’s Northern Ireland manifesto

Posted on February 12th, 2020 · Posted in Co-operative News

The Co-operative Party Northern Ireland has produced its first ever local manifesto, despite this being the only UK nation where the Co-op Party is unable to support candidates as sister.. read more

Cyprus Co-operative Bank

Posted on April 25th, 2019 · Posted in Co-operative News

The collapse of the Cyprus Co-operative Bank was neither the largest nor the most famous of the banking failures that domino-ed across Europe in the wake of the ‘great recession’. .. read more

Fairtrade?

Posted on January 25th, 2019 · Posted in Co-operative News

Traidcraft – one of the pathfinders of Fairtrade commerce in the UK – is in crisis.  After completing a restructuring exercise the organisation will be employing just 12 staff, down.. read more

Co-operative Banking

Posted on October 17th, 2018 · Posted in Co-operative News

“The Co-operative Bank has largely avoided the consequences of the market turmoil. Our cautious and responsible approach to business development limited our exposure to the problems that have afflicted many.. read more

Northern Ireland’s Co-operative Policy School

Posted on March 23rd, 2018 · Posted in Co-operative News

Portrush on Northern Ireland’s most northerly coast was not the most hospitable of places during the cold winds of the ‘Beast from the East’, yet the Northern Ireland Co-operative Party’s.. read more

Credit unions go digital – slowly

Posted on March 23rd, 2018 · Posted in Co-operative News

Credit unions are struggling to cope with the challenge of switching to digital functionality, according to a global report from the Digital Growth consultancy.  While this is also true for.. read more

Co-op Group in prime position for Nisa

Posted on January 2nd, 2018 · Posted in Co-operative News

A month can be a long time in business.  In July Sainsbury’s was given exclusivity in its bid talks for mutual grocery chain Nisa.  But in August, the Co-op Group.. read more

Bidding for Nisa

Posted on January 2nd, 2018 · Posted in Co-operative News

A bidding war is taking place between the Co-operative Group and Sainsbury’s to acquire Nisa – the Northern Independent Supermarkets Association and itself a co-operative of grocery traders.  Nisa provides.. read more

Bank damages Co-op Group results

Posted on April 10th, 2017 · Posted in Co-operative News

The Co-operative Group’s announcement of a significant loss resulting from its shareholding in the Co-operative Bank should not be a surprise to anyone who has been paying close attention to.. read more