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    1. April 22, 2016

      Co-op set to ring changes with auditing switch from KPMG to EY

      The Co-operative Group is set to end its 40-year auditing relationship with KPMG and drop the firm in favour of Big...

    2. April 18, 2016

      Four ways to bring galactic executive pay back down to earth

      Cristiano Ronaldo celebrates goals with a leap and a pose — arms extended downwards, chest thrust forward — that enrage...

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    1. April 12, 2016

      Funeral business reaps profits as UK death rate soars

      Few businesses have as reliable an income stream as funeral directors. But profits at the biggest British undertakers...

    2. April 7, 2016

      Co-op and Foxtons: compare and contrast

      It’s enough to give capitalism a bad name. A chief executive, having completed a vital restructuring, blindsides his...

    3. April 7, 2016

      Co-op boss asks for 60% pay cut

      The chief executive of the Co-operative Group has asked for a sharp pay cut, as Britain’s biggest mutual works to...

    4. March 25, 2016

      Co-op head urges businesses to resist ‘unfounded’ legal claims

      Businesses should take a stand against “unfounded” legal claims, the Co-operative Group said after defeating a former...

    5. March 1, 2016

      Supermarkets target boost from click-and-collect deals

      Rock bottom prices alone no longer cut it. Britain’s biggest grocers are being forced to try new tactics to hold on to...

    6. January 20, 2016

      Co-op boss accused of breaking his own policies in sacking claim

      The chief executive of the Co-operative Group has been accused of breaking his own procurement policies and ignoring...

    7. January 7, 2016

      Former Co-op director in sacking claim

      The Co-operative Group’s former procurement director told an employment tribunal Thursday that she was dismissed after...

    8. December 10, 2015

      FT Seasonal Appeal: UK seeks greater focus on trafficking

      Police and prosecutors have failed to focus enough on human trafficking, with too few prosecutions of the hidden crime,...

    9. November 10, 2015

      Founders’ vision keeps engine running

      Marconi, Warner-Lambert, BellSouth, Lehman Brothers, Cadbury, Rowntree, Mannesmann, Aventis — the rate at which...

    10. October 11, 2015

      Government digital agency fights to protect budget

      The Government Digital Service, which has saved millions for taxpayers and been lauded as “an unsung triumph” by the...

    11. September 3, 2015

      Co-op food sales rise as rivals fall

      The Co-operative Group has offered more evidence of its recovery, reporting rising revenues in its food stores even as...

    12. September 1, 2015

      Co-op Bank shares to be traded in online auction

      Shareholders in the Co-operative Bank will be able to trade their holdings in an online auction this month, offering a...

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      August 20, 2015

      Opening Quote: Co-Op Bank- still more challenged than challenger

      Sign up for the full pre-market email briefing Co-op Bank has reported an improved Common Equity Tier One – a measure...

    14. August 18, 2015

      Fonterra chief bullish on dairy prices

      The chief of Fonterra, the world’s biggest milk supplier, has issued a bullish outlook on the struggling global dairy...

    15. June 26, 2015

      Co-op Group appoints two non-execs to shake-up board

      The Co-operative Group has appointed two non-executive directors with public company experience as it continues to...

    16. June 23, 2015

      Co-operative sector ‘in good health’ despite bank woes

      The growth of the co-operative sector fell behind that of the wider economy for the first time in at least five years...

    17. June 11, 2015

      New Zealand cuts interest rates as dairy boom sours

      The collapse in oil prices has caused strains in the Gulf. Now New Zealand — sometimes known as the Saudi Arabia of...

    18. 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...

    19. 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...

    20. 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...

    21. 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...

    22. 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...

    23. 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...

    24. 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...

    25. 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...

    26. 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...

    27. 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...

    28. 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...

    29. 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...

    30. 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...

    31. 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...

    32. 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...

    33. 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...

    34. 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...

    35. 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...

    36. 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...

    37. 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...

    38. 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...

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