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 nearly eight million members. It operates 4,500 retail outlets and employs approaching 87,000 people.

  • 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 offer everything from food and healthcare to legal and funeral services.
  • Our Ethical Plan
    Find out how we plan to be the most socially responsible business in the UK
  • Our democratic structure  
    Our members are our owners – they tell us what is important to them; we listen and act on it.
  • Our vision 
    “To build a better society by excelling in everything we do”