About The Co-operative Group

Doing the right thing since 1863 - Because we are not just about profit

The Co-operative Group is the UK’s largest mutual business, owned by millions of UK consumers. We operate 3,750 retail outlets, with more than 70,000 employees.

  • Our values
    Led by our values and principles, we work with our members to tackle issues that are important to them
  • Our history 
    Find out how The Co-operative Group has grown from a small shop in Lancashire to a worldwide movement.
  • About our businesses
    We have interests across food, funerals, insurance and legal services.
  • Our Executive
    Find out who is on our executive
  • Our democratic structure  
    Our members are our owners – they tell us what is important to them; we listen and act on it.
  • Our purpose
    “Championing a better way of doing business for you and your communities”