This strong performance means we can keep investing in our ambition and giving back to our members. Growing revenue and profit demonstrates the strength of our Co-op, which in turn means we can invest in strengthening the communities that we serve and give back to our members.
A great summer and England’s success at the World Cup all helped our amazing Food sales – up to £3.6bn – but that’s not the whole story.
We outperformed the market too over this period – showing how well we planned and responded to the opportunity of the weather.
Our wholesaling sales were £269m following the acquisition of Nisa.
We reached 200,000 festival goers with our pop-up stores.
Revenues across Funeral and Life Planning were up 5% to £174m.
Our member guarantee to beat renewal prices on buildings and contents insurance saw a 5% increase in policies.
Over 7,600 travel insurance policies were bought.
And on top of all this we’ve reduced our debt by nearly 10% over this first half of 2018 – keeping us well within our target levels.