Yesterday we held a prize giving event to celebrate the work our Food Retail Apprentices have done to drive sales on a selection of Co-op products this summer. Joint winner, James Leggett, tells us all about it.

It’s once again packed with great stories and has a real focus on what we’ve been doing to introduce our award-winning own brand products to more communities.

Last month, we celebrated the graduation of 24 apprentices – the first in the country to achieve Level 2 and Level 3 Retail Apprenticeships since Retail Standards were introduced in 2017. This month sees the start of our biggest intake of Food Store apprentices yet – a great opportunity for our colleagues and communities.

Claire Clews and Kirsty Bruce from the Leadership, Talent and Learning Team (LTL) received a royal welcome at the Garden Party at Holyrood Palace for their work transforming the training experience for volunteers.

From Saturday 7 July we’re switching to 100% ‘outdoor-bred’ own brand fresh pork in all our stores.

The results are in from the first year of our pioneering three year project to map how the farmers we work with impact the environment.

At the prestigious Grocer Gold Awards this week we won a major award for making our own-brand packaging easier to recycle.