A Co-Operative Food store, operated by the Co-Operative Group , is seen through the passenger window of an automobile in Disley, UK. Photographer: Paul Thomas/Bloomberg

A former government minister appointed only four months ago to revive Britain’s Co-operative Group quit the job today, throwing the 170-year-ol(...)

It’s far from clear what Mike Ashley’s plans are for the 11 per cent stake he now owns in House of Fraser

What is Mike Ashley up to? First, in a move that caught the City on the hop, he gate-crashed the Chinese takeover of House of Fraser, snapping (...)

  The Co-op, which can trace its roots back to 1844, has long-standing political links with the Co-operative Party, which has been affiliated to the opposition Labour Party since the 1920s. Photograph: John Stillwell/PA

Is asking for advice a sign of weakness or a display of strength; a refreshing willingness to listen to new views or a sign that you have no id(...)

A logo sits on a sign outside a Co-Operative Bank Plc bank branch as a British union flag flies above in Keighley, UK. Photograph: Nigel Roddis/Bloomberg

Britain’s Co-operative Group has scrapped the sale of its general insurance business following a restructuring deal which means it does not have to co(...)

As a mutual organisation, owned by its members and managed for their benefit, the Co-operative is supposed to be different from other banks.

As a mutual organisation, owned by its members and managed for their benefit, the Co-operative is supposed to be different from other banks. So it see(...)