IGD Co-op Trade Briefing 2018

Join IGD and Co-op for a day of looking to the future and building supplier relationships

22 November 2018 / Manchester

We would like to invite you to the one day IGD Co-op 2018 Trade Briefing, hosted by Michael Fletcher, Retail Chief Commercial Officer and Matt Hood, Retail Trading Director and IGD.

Following on from the success of last year’s event, the day will help delegates learn practical ways to action Co-op’s strategy. This event will also give us the chance to help strengthen our relationships and businesses together.

This year, the trade briefing will provide both high-level strategic insights and practical category details to help you really get the most out of the day.

Become a part of the ‘succeeding together’ Co-op vision.

Why should I attend?

Co-op’s commercial and strategic plan


Co-op’s Food Leadership Team will share their commercial plan and what it means for suppliers

Attend breakout sessions specific to your category


Co-op, director-led sessions will provide insight around each category as well as a future outlook

Discover how you can become part of Co-op’s success together


The Co-op Food Leadership Team will outline how they will expand customer reach and their vision for the future

Networking opportunities


Meet and connect with Co-op buyers in dedicated 121 sessions and discover how you can succeed together

Download our new infographic to discover the latest trends among Co-op shoppers that will help you get closer to the largest convenience retailer in the UK.

What will I learn?

Join us for an insight-packed day at Manchester Central. This is a fantastic opportunity for current and potential Co-op suppliers to:

  • Get an update on Co-op’s strategic plans and what they mean for suppliers
  • Better understand Co-op’s values, including its commitment to branded products, local products and British farming
  • Hear the latest on the Nisa acquisition.
  • Attend breakout sessions specific to your category for a deep dive into your area.
  • Spend time connecting with Co-op colleagues through 121 chats

In addition, hear from IGD experts who’ll share their latest research. Our Chief Economist, James Walton will present our latest economic outlook.

Confirmed speakers include

Michael Fletcher

Michael Fletcher
Retail Chief Commercial Officer

Matt Hood

Matt Hood
Retail Trading Director

Who should attend

The IGD Co-op Trade Briefing 2018 is an event for current and potential suppliers to Co-op.

Delegates who will get the most value from the event will include:

  • Senior commercial leaders, including CEOs and Sales Directors
  • Co-op account directors, managers and executives
  • Convenience and wholesale channel controllers and specialists
  • Category and account managers working on the Co-op account

IGD Co-op Trade Briefing 2018


IGD Members: £435 | €520

Non-members: £725 | €870

Small business rate: £250 | €300

Prices displayed ex-VAT. 

IGD reserves the right to alter any element of the programme, such as speakers, times and venue, should the need arise. All bookings are subject to acceptance of IGD Terms & Conditions. IGD reserves the right to reject any order at its discretion.

Cancellation fees

Cancellations to be confirmed in writing

Over 30 days notice - Full refund
15 - 30 days notice - 50% refund
Less than 15 days notice - No refund/transfers

Please email [email protected]

Additional information

As part of IGD’s commitment to help small businesses to grow, IGD is offering a small business rate for this event. 

To qualify for a discounted rate  you will need to be a small manufacturing business with a global turnover of less than £10 Million. Please note this is not your annual turnover with this retailer. Place your order above and email your annual global turnover to [email protected], or get in touch if you have any questions.

Pioneer Awards

The Pioneer Awards will also be taking place on Thursday 22 November at Manchester Central at 6pm after the trade briefing.

To book your seats for the Pioneer Awards click here.