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Co-op in Deep Trouble

#1 by Sheldonboy , Thu Apr 17, 2014 8:42 pm

Is no big business sacred. At one time the old Co-op was the backbone of the country.
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-27049101


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#2 by astwood , Thu Apr 17, 2014 8:48 pm

Sad news SB my old man worked for them in the 1930s
On a bread round with the horses

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#3 by Slow Jo , Thu Apr 17, 2014 9:04 pm

When I was a kid if anyone had a co op funeral, people said they only had co op for the divvy

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#4 by Sheldonboy , Thu Apr 17, 2014 9:14 pm

They always used to say the Co-op looked after you from the cradle to the grave.


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#5 by Slow Jo , Thu Apr 17, 2014 9:16 pm

If I remember right my mom's co op number was 142791,tatoed on my brain.

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#6 by Voltman , Thu Apr 17, 2014 11:14 pm

It is all down to management and mis-management.
Bigger brands than the co-op have gone under, this one hurts because it was supposed to be the panacea for all that was wrong with retail in the 1860s. Those things that were wrong are now enforced by law and we have many more choices.
In short we don't choose to spend enough at the co-op.

I am guilty of big spends at Tesco and Morrison but I still shop at Co-op because they can be good value and easier to drop into.

It would be a terrible shame if the banking side brought down the whole enterprise.


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RE: Co-op in deep trouble

#7 by Sheldonboy , Fri Apr 18, 2014 9:04 am

Quote: Slow Jo wrote in post #5
If I remember right my mom's co op number was 142791,tatoed on my brain.

My moms co-op number was 228029


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#8 by Voltman , Wed Apr 30, 2014 8:43 am

Bad management and Britannia are to blame.
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-27217198


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#9 by astoness , Thu May 01, 2014 6:54 am

Quote: Voltman wrote in post #8
Bad management and Britannia are to blame.
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-27217198


and prices volty....on the odd occasion i pop into my local co op just for a nose round..they are so expensive in everything they sell..take just before easter for instance...i was looking at their easter eggs and could not believe that the large boxed cadburys eggs with a mug inside were £6 each..down the road at my tescos express they had the very same eggs on offer at £2..needless to say i got mine from there..such a shame really as said by SB the co op was once the backbone of the country..


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RE: Co-op in deep trouble

#10 by Voltman , Thu May 01, 2014 8:12 am

I doubt the Co-op supermarket is ever going to compete on price with the likes of Morrisons…… http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-27230767


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#11 by Slow Jo , Thu May 01, 2014 9:25 pm

Buying spirits last xmas ,captain morgan rum corner shop13 99 co op 16 99, thats why they are going under, over pricing .

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#12 by Sheldonboy , Mon May 05, 2014 5:08 am

The Coop rely on people who are too lazy to look I think.


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#13 by Voltman , Mon May 05, 2014 10:13 am

Who are you calling lazy?
I might be ridiculously wealthy.


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