At last night’s IGD (Institute of Grocery Distribution) Awards, our Co-op won the Business Transformation Award.
This recognised how we turned our Food business around from 2013 to become the UK’s number one convenience retailer.
We did this by focusing on our purpose – ‘championing a better way of doing business for you and your communities’ and investing in our colleagues.
Many of us are familiar with this story, and it’s great to be recognised for what we’ve achieved – especially coming so soon after our interim results which showed how different we are from PLCs and how much we’re putting back into our communities.
Matt Clark, Director at KPMG, said: “The Co-op is a great example of a business which has gone from near extinction to resurgence and growth to make itself relevant again in a fast-paced market.
“On top of being able to demonstrate strong financial results, the scale and complexity of its transformation story enabled it to get back to its core values and simplify the business, all whilst remaining focused on its people, members and community. Congratulations to the Co-op!”
Well done to everyone involved.