Co-op Funeralcare welcomes CMA announcement

28 March 2019

Pippa Wicks, Deputy CEO for the Co-op commented:

“We welcome the CMA’s decision to launch a market investigation and we hope it will lead to improved protection for families through access to consistently high standards of funeral care and a range of services that offer value at an affordable price.

“We’re pleased to see that the CMA investigation will also look at ways in which competition and prices in relation to crematoria services can be improved for the benefit of customers.

“We’ll continue to work with the CMA as they progress with the market investigation.”

Media Contact:

Russ Brady: Russ.Brady@coop.co.uk / 07880 784442
Emily Penkett: Emily.penkett@coop.co.uk / 07738621201

About the Co-op

The Co-op is one of the world’s largest consumer co-operatives and has a clear purpose of championing a better way of doing business for you and your communities. Owned by millions of UK consumers, the Co-op operates a total of 3,750 outlets, with more than 70,000 employees and an annual turnover of over £9 billion.

Home to the UK’s leading funeral provider, Co-op Funeralcare conducts almost 100,000 funerals annually across over 1,000 funeral homes. Combined with its leading legal services business, the Co-op is also a national provider of later life products and services ranging from funeral plans, through to wills and probate.