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    1. May 17, 2015

      Co-op link with Labour fragile despite annual meeting victory

      The Co-operative party’s historic link to the Labour party is under pressure even after it defeated an attempt to cut its...

    2. May 16, 2015

      Labour funding boost as Co-op votes to continue political donations

      The Labour party is to continue to receive money from the Co-operative Group after members voted to keep a near century-old...

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    1. May 14, 2015

      Co-op Group fends off legal threat over governance

      The Co-operative Group is set for another showdown with members on Saturday a year after they approved sweeping governance...

    2. April 10, 2015

      Boardroom trades April 11

      Shares in Greggs gained 70 per cent last year and continued the momentum into 2015, topping 1,038p for the first time this...

    3. April 9, 2015

      Co-op vote could end support for Labour MPs

      Financial support for prominent Labour MPs including shadow chancellor Ed Balls, Stella Creasy and Chris Leslie could be hit...

    4. April 9, 2015

      Co-op needs the ring of cash registers to drown out rebel yells

      The Co-op, which edged back into the black in 2014, can still smack of a 1980s student union meeting. Here, discussions on...

    5. April 9, 2015

      Co-op Group emerges from ‘rescue’ phase

      Britain’s newly slimmed-down Co-operative Group has returned to profit as it looks to draw a line under the most turbulent...

    6. March 25, 2015

      Fonterra sees dairy industry glass half full

      Fonterra says it is optimistic milk powder prices will recover, even as the world’s biggest dairy supplier reported a drop...

    7. March 22, 2015

      Call on Co-op Group to maintain Labour-linked party funding

      A battle is on to preserve Labour-linked party funding from the Co-operative Group ahead of a crunch vote in May. The...

    8. March 15, 2015

      Conviviality does battle for convenience market

      At Bargain Booze in Archway, north London, posters for cut-price wine, beer and chocolate, stuck across the windows with...

    9. March 10, 2015

      Fonterra scrambles to reassure after milk powder threat

      New Zealand’s dairy industry scrambled to reassure customers about the safety of its products after police revealed an...

    10. February 19, 2015

      Allan Leighton vows to end Co-op’s ‘underdog’ status

      Allan Leighton, the retail turnround specialist, has vowed to take the Co-operative Group “back to the future” as its first...

    11. February 19, 2015

      Centrica’s improbably threadbare robber baron

      If Centrica is a profiteer, as enemies have claimed, it is not a very successful one. The energy company made a £1bn...

    12. February 3, 2015

      Co-op set to recruit Allan Leighton as chairman

      The Co-operative Group is set to recruit Allan Leighton, who helped turn around supermarket group Asda, as its first...

    13. December 28, 2014

      Slimmed-down Co-op faces long recovery

      January is the traditional time for dieting but the Co-operative Group has been fasting all year. After a borrowing...

    14. November 26, 2014

      Fonterra learns from a corporate health scare in China

      Theo Spierings was in Europe when he first learnt of a health scare in China related to his company’s milk products last...

    15. November 14, 2014

      Co-op Group recruits one of its fiercest critics

      Sir Christopher Kelly, who led an independent review into the near failure of the Co-operative Bank, has been appointed to...

    16. October 22, 2014

      Witty riposte will only go some way to pacify drug group’s doubters

      Dull quarterly earnings statements with incremental numbers? Not for Sir Andrew Witty, chief executive of drugs giant...

    17. October 12, 2014

      Wellcome Trust looks for new chair to succeed William Castell

      The Wellcome Trust, the UK’s biggest charitable foundation, has begun a search for a replacement for Sir William Castell who...

    18. September 24, 2014

      Fonterra issues sour milk forecast on slowing China demand

      Fonterra, the world’s biggest milk supplier, has cut the amount it will pay farmers after a fall in global dairy prices...

    19. September 5, 2014

      Week in Review, September 6

      A round up of some of the week’s most significant corporate events and news stories. LVMH and Hermès call truce with deal on...

    20. September 4, 2014

      Co-op Group shows signs of life

      Retailers are quick to blame the weather for weak sales, but only the Co-operative Group could note its impact on death...

    21. September 4, 2014

      Co-op Group returns to profit after last year’s ‘disastrous’ £2.5bn loss

      The Co-operative Group has said that the worst is behind it, after 2013’s “disastrous” £2.5bn loss – announcing a return to...

    22. August 29, 2014

      Co-operative Group members back board reforms

      The lossmaking Co-operative Group can begin searching for new leadership after members backed reforms to restructure its...

    23. August 29, 2014

      Co-op management accused of ‘takeover’ as reform vote looms

      The lossmaking Co-operative Group has urged members to adopt sweeping reforms this weekend to guarantee its future despite...

    24. August 27, 2014

      Shareholder value: controlling interests

      It is brickbats for shareholders time. A chorus of voices argue that managing companies purely for shareholder interests is...

    25. August 27, 2014

      Milk supplier Fonterra moves to broaden China footprint

      Fonterra, the world’s biggest milk supplier, is tying up with one of China’s biggest infant formula makers as part of a...

    26. August 10, 2014

      City folk find value in land of ‘The Archers’

      It is not just listeners to The Archers, the BBC’s everyday tale of farming folk, who are reeling as hard-eyed City...

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      August 8, 2014

      The (early) Lunch Wrap

      Good morning New York, FT ALPHAVILLE Osborne deals with the pirate threat: Izzy explains why history has proven that...

    28. August 8, 2014

      Co-op unveils corporate governance overhaul

      The Co-operative Group has outlined governance reforms that will eject the majority of lay members from its board in favour...

    29. August 4, 2014

      Wellcome Trust buys Co-op farms in £249m deal

      The Co-operative Group has raised £249m by selling its farms business to the Wellcome Trust, the charitable foundation, as...

    30. July 18, 2014

      Cash-and-carry group Bestway to buy Co-op pharmacies for £620m

      The Co-operative Group has agreed to sell its pharmacy business to cash-and-carry giant Bestway for £620m, as the UK mutual...

    31. June 6, 2014

      Bibby Line backs expansion for Costcutter stores

      Bibby Line, the 200-year-old family business behind the Costcutter chain of stores, is planning to reinvest some of its...

    32. June 5, 2014

      Co-op model: shambles or solution?

      When separate reviews found that the UK’s largest co-operative had suffered “deplorable governance failures” and a board...

    33. May 19, 2014

      Co-op’s longest serving director joins board exodus

      The Co-operative Group‘s longest-serving director has resigned after an historic vote to reform its governance, the fifth...

    34. May 17, 2014

      Co-operative by name, co-operative by nature

      In the end, they were. Co-operative, that is. A small cadre of activists voted for reform principles that give the...

    35. May 17, 2014

      Co-operative Group agrees to reform

      The Co-operative Group has agreed to reform the way it is run after a year of scandals and record losses that its boss...

    36. May 16, 2014

      Co-operative lobby group fights Myners’ plan to eject lay members

      The battle for the future of the Co-operative Group has intensified ahead of the annual meeting on Saturday, as a powerful...

    37. May 13, 2014

      Lidbetter voices fears if Co-op Group reforms are rejected

      The chairman of the struggling Co-operative Group said she would be “very concerned” about the reaction of its lenders if...

    38. May 13, 2014

      How a proud corporate history can lead to poor governance

      Only a few pages into Lord Myners’ report on the UK Co-operative Group, I had the feeling I had read this before. Soon after...

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