Programme

On Demand Content Part 1 from 14 September

Welcome

Simon Wainwright, Director of Global, IGD

Simon Wainwright
Director of Global Insights, IGD

IGD market update

James Walton, Chief Economist, IGD

James Walton
Chief Economist, IGD

Welcome from Co-op Chief Executive, Food, Jo Whitfield, who will present Co-operating for a fairer world, together and introduce you to her team that will take you through Co-op’s strategy.

Jo will share Co-op’s key strategic pillars with a personal view of why it’s so important for the Co-op and its suppliers to deliver on this vision.

Jo Whitfield, Chief Executive, Food, Co-op

Jo Whitfield
Chief Executive, Food, Co-op

On Demand Content Part 2 from 16 September

Closer together

As the Co-op continues to grow, Ali will explain how their values and commercial strength is opening doors to innovative partnerships that engage new generations of customers and members.

Alison Jones, Customer Director, Co-op

Alison Jones
Customer Director,
Co-op

Pioneering for our shared customer

Innovation is needed to face into the rapidly changing grocery market. The Co-op’s history is filled with examples of innovation, making them pioneers of retail. Join Breige and Mark to hear how Co-op’s instincts for innovation will drive them and their suppliers through uncertain market conditions.

Breige Donaghy, Director of Delicious Food, Co-op

Breige Donaghy
Director of Delicious Food,
Co-op

Mark Matthews, Director of Store Innovation, Co-op

Mark Matthews
Director of Store Innovation,
Co-op

Winning with a multichannel business

The Co-op is bigger than just a blue clover on the corner. Join Ayaz and Chris to learn about their expansive wholesale business, their unique and growing e-commerce offer that's penetrating new markets.

Ayaz Alam
Trading Director, Nisa

Chris Conway, Head of Digital, Co-op

Chris Conway
Head of Digital, Co-op

Caring for our planet, it’s good business

In May, Co-op announced radical plans to tackle climate change, join Michael to hear the background to these commitments and how it will impact future supplier trading relationships.

Michael Fletcher, Retail Chief Commercial Officer, Co-op

Michael Fletcher
Retail Chief Commercial Officer, Co-op

Underpinned by great commercials

The Co-op’s vision for a fairer world can only be delivered through a successful commercial business. Join Matt to learn about Co-op’s commercial priorities and what suppliers can do to win with them.

Matt Hood, Commercial Director, Co-op

Matt Hood
Commercial Director, Co-op

Destination Co-op: our Trade Missions

Last year, Co-op launched its five trade missions: Drinks, Food-to-Go, Frozen, Meal for Tonight and Newsagent. One year on, you’re invited to join the Co-op Heads of Category for an update on their mission journey so far and what’s yet to come.

Rebecca Oliver-Mooney, Head of Category - Dairy & Frozen, Co-op

Rebecca Oliver-Mooney
Head of Category - Dairy & Frozen, Co-op

Nicole Tallant, Head of Category - Food to Go, Co-op

Nicole Tallant
Head of Category - Food to Go, Co-op

On Demand Content Part 2 from 16 September

Closer together

As the Co-op continues to grow, Ali will explain how their values and commercial strength is opening doors to innovative partnerships that engage new generations of customers and members.

Alison Jones, Customer Director, Co-op

Alison Jones
Customer Director, Co-op

Pioneering for our shared customer

Innovation is needed to face into the rapidly changing grocery market. The Co-op’s history is filled with examples of innovation, making them pioneers of retail. Join Breige and Mark to hear how Co-op’s instincts for innovation will drive them and their suppliers through uncertain market conditions.

Breige Donaghy, Director of Delicious Food, Co-op

Breige Donaghy
Director of Delicious Food, Co-op

Mark Matthews, Director of Store Innovation, Co-op

Mark Matthews
Director of Store Innovation, Co-op

Winning with a multichannel business

The Co-op is bigger than just a blue clover on the corner. Join Ayaz and Chris to learn about their expansive wholesale business, their unique and growing e-commerce offer that's penetrating new markets.

Ayaz Alam
Trading Director, Nisa

Chris Conway, Head of Digital, Co-op

Chris Conway
Head of Digital, Co-op

Caring for our planet, it’s good business

In May, Co-op announced radical plans to tackle climate change, join Michael to hear the background to these commitments and how it will impact future supplier trading relationships.

Michael Fletcher, Retail Chief Commercial Officer, Co-op

Michael Fletcher
Retail Chief Commercial Officer, Co-op

Underpinned by great commercials

The Co-op’s vision for a fairer world can only be delivered through a successful commercial business. Join Matt to learn about Co-op’s commercial priorities and what suppliers can do to win with them.

Matt Hood, Commercial Director, Co-op

Matt Hood
Commercial Director, Co-op

Destination Co-op: our Trade Missions

Last year, Co-op launched its five trade missions: Drinks, Food-to-Go, Frozen, Meal for Tonight and Newsagent. One year on, you’re invited to join the Co-op Heads of Category for an update on their mission journey so far and what’s yet to come.

Rebecca Oliver-Mooney, Head of Category - Dairy & Frozen, Co-op

Rebecca Oliver-Mooney
Head of Category - Dairy & Frozen, Co-op

Nicole Tallant, Head of Category - Food to Go, Co-op

Nicole Tallant
Head of Category - Food to Go, Co-op

On Demand Content Part 3 from 20 September

Value Chain and Cost to Serve

Value creation supports our Co-op vision, not only through managing complexity and cost for us and our suppliers, but also allowing us both to build a more sustainable operation. Our Cost to Serve and Value Chain programmes work together with our supply base to deliver against these critical goals. Join Guy Stuart and team to learn how you can work with them to create value in the best way.

Guy Stuart, Head of Value Chain, Co-op

Led by Guy Stuart
Head of Value Chain, Co-op

Inclusion and diversity

The Co-op is on a journey to champion inclusion and diversity in its business and across its supply chain and partners. Sinead Bell invites you to join her to start a conversation on how we can collectively focus on inclusive ways of working and how we can support one another to create a fairer world.

Sinead Bell, Buying Director, Fresh and Chilled, Co-op

Led by Sinead Bell
Buying Director, Fresh and Chilled, Co-op

Winning across all Co-op Channels

Co-op recognises itself to be a multichannel business, but what does that mean for our suppliers? Adele Balmforth will help you understand the Co-op’s key channels and where the opportunities for growth lie for suppliers.

Adele Balmforth, Buying Director, Ambient, Co-op

Led by Adele Balmforth
Buying Director, Ambient, Co-op

Data, Insight and Category Planning

Co-op continues to develop a culture of using insight to drive decision-making. Using a variety of inputs, and systems, there are opportunities for the Co-op and their suppliers to explore. Join Ben Kisby to learn about Co-op’s insight toolkit and how it can help you better understand the Co-op customer.

Ben Kisby, Head of Commercial Strategy & Planning, Co-op

Led by Ben Kisby
Head of Commercial Strategy & Planning, Co-op

Day One | 21 September

Morning Session

09:00 – 12:15

On Demand content recap

Utilise your time in this session to select and catch up on the content releases from 14 September, 16 September and 20 September.

12:15 – 13:00

Break

Take a break and also visit the range of category booths.

Afternoon Session

13:00 – 13:45

Main Plenary live Q&A joined by

Breige Donaghy, Director of Delicious Food, Co-op Breige Donaghy
Director of Delicious Food, Co-op

Michael Fletcher, Retail Chief Commercial Officer, Co-op

Michael Fletcher
Retail Chief Commercial Officer, Co-op

Matt Hood, Commercial Director, Co-op

Matt Hood
Commercial Director, Co-op

Alison Jones, Customer Director, Co-op Alison Jones
Customer Director, Co-op

Andy Perry, Director of Supply Chain and Logistics, Co-op Andy Perry
Director of Supply Chain and Logistics, Co-op

13:45 – 14:15

Delicious Food Showcase

Michelle Rowley shares insights into how the latest trends are influencing Co-op's product development. Look forward to a sneak peak into Co-op’s Christmas offer, including a look at how Co-op are tailoring range to meet the growing demand for plant-based and free from products.

Michelle Rowley, Head of Product Development & Innovation, Co-op

Led by Michelle Rowley
Head of Product Development & Innovation, Co-op

14:15 – 15:00

Closer to Co-op live Q&A joined by

Ayaz Alam, Trading Director, Nisa

Ayaz Alam
Trading Director, Nisa

Adele Balmforth, Buying Director, Ambient, Co-op

Adele Balmforth
Buying Director, Ambient, Co-op

Sinead Bell, Buying Director, Fresh and Chilled, Co-op

Sinead Bell
Buying Director, Fresh and Chilled, Co-op

Ben Kisby, Head of Commercial Strategy & Planning, Co-op

Led by Ben Kisby
Head of Commercial Strategy & Planning, Co-op

Guy Stuart, Head of Value Chain, Co-op

Guy Stuart
Head of Value Chain, Co-op

Day Two | 22 September

Morning Session

09:00

Welcome

Simon Wainwright, Director of Global Insights, IGD

Simon Wainwright
Director of Global Insights, IGD

Category Panel Presentations followed by a live Q&A

Select the sessions you would like to attend and put your questions to the category specialists. For any sessions that you miss, you can catch up on demand for up to two weeks after the event date.

09:10 - 09:50

Impulse

Thomas Bradley, Head of Category - Impulse, Co-op

Thomas Bradley
Head of Category - Impulse, Co-op

Frozen

Rebecca Oliver-Mooney, Head of Category - Dairy & Frozen, Co-op

Rebecca Oliver-Mooney
Head of Category - Dairy & Frozen, Co-op

10:20 - 11:00

Food to Go & ISB

Nicole Tallant, Head of Category - Food to Go, Co-op

Nicole Tallant
Head of Category - Food to Go, Co-op

Dairy

Rebecca Oliver-Mooney, Head of Category - Dairy & Frozen, Co-op

Rebecca Oliver-Mooney
Head of Category - Dairy & Frozen, Co-op

11:30 – 12:10

Meals & Events (Chilled / Prepared)

Oliver Pinder, Head of Category - Meals & Events, Co-op

Oliver Pinder
Head of Category - Meals & Events, Co-op

Newsagent, Non-Food & Kiosk

Dahlia Stroud, Head of Category - Non Food, Fuel and Kiosk (Cigarettes, Tobacco, News and Magazines), Co-op

Dahlia Stroud
Head of Category - Non Food, Fuel and Kiosk (Cigarettes, Tobacco, News and Magazines), Co-op

Afternoon Session

Category Panel Presentations followed by a live Q&A

Select the sessions you would like to attend and put your questions to the category specialists. For any sessions that you miss, you can catch up on demand for up to two weeks after the event date.

12:40 – 13:20

Drinks

Simon Cairns, Head of Category - Drinks, Co-op

Simon Cairns
Head of Category - Drinks, Co-op

Bakery

Richard Dennett, Head of Category - Bakery, Local, Regional & World Foods, Co-op

Richard Dennett
Head of Category - Bakery, Co-op

13:50 – 14:30

Produce & Protein

Hazel Appleyard, Head of Category - Produce and Protein, Co-op

Hazel Appleyard
Head of Category - Produce and Protein,
Co-op

Home and Personal Care & Grocery & Edibles

John Dickson, Head of Category - Home and Personal Care & Grocery & Edibles, Co-op

John Dickson
Head of Category - Home and Personal Care & Grocery & Edibles, Co-op

15:00 – 17:00

Pre-booked buyer 1-2-1 meetings plus booth engagement

Use this time to take meetings with Co-op colleagues, visit the virtual booths and download any extra information you need.

On Demand Content Part 1 from 14 September

Welcome

Simon Wainwright, Director of Global, IGD Simon Wainwright

Director of Global Insights,
IGD

IGD market update

Welcome from Co-op Chief Executive, Food, Jo Whitfield, who will present Co-operating for a fairer world, together and introduce you to her team that will take you through Co-op’s strategy.

Jo will share Co-op’s key strategic pillars with a personal view of why it’s so important for the Co-op and its suppliers to deliver on this vision.

On Demand Content Part 2 from 16 September

Closer together

As the Co-op continues to grow, Ali will explain how their values and commercial strength is opening doors to innovative partnerships that engage new generations of customers and members.

Pioneering for our shared customer

Innovation is needed to face into the rapidly changing grocery market. The Co-op’s history is filled with examples of innovation, making them pioneers of retail. Join Breige and Mark to hear how Co-op’s instincts for innovation will drive them and their suppliers through uncertain market conditions.

Breige Donaghy, Director of Delicious Food, Co-op Breige Donaghy

Director of Delicious Food,
Co-op

Winning with a multichannel business

The Co-op is bigger than just a blue clover on the corner. Join Ayaz and Chris to learn about their expansive wholesale business, their unique and growing e-commerce offer that's penetrating new markets.

Caring for our planet, it’s good business

In May, Co-op announced radical plans to tackle climate change, join Michael to hear the background to these commitments and how it will impact future supplier trading relationships.

Underpinned by great commercials

The Co-op’s vision for a fairer world can only be delivered through a successful commercial business. Join Matt to learn about Co-op’s commercial priorities and what suppliers can do to win with them.

Destination Co-op: our Trade Missions

Last year, Co-op launched its five trade missions: Drinks, Food-to-Go, Frozen, Meal for Tonight and Newsagent. One year on, you’re invited to join the Co-op Heads of Category for an update on their mission journey so far and what’s yet to come.

On Demand Content Part 3 from 20 September

Value Chain and Cost to Serve

Value creation supports our Co-op vision, not only through managing complexity and cost for us and our suppliers, but also allowing us both to build a more sustainable operation. Our Cost to Serve and Value Chain programmes work together with our supply base to deliver against these critical goals. Join Guy Stuart and team to learn how you can work with them to create value in the best way.

Inclusion and diversity

The Co-op is on a journey to champion inclusion and diversity in its business and across its supply chain and partners. Sinead Bell invites you to join her to start a conversation on how we can collectively focus on inclusive ways of working and how we can support one another to create a fairer world.

Winning across all Co-op Channels

Co-op recognises itself to be a multichannel business, but what does that mean for our suppliers? Adele Balmforth will help you understand the Co-op’s key channels and where the opportunities for growth lie for suppliers.

Data, Insight and Category Planning

Co-op continues to develop a culture of using insight to drive decision-making. Using a variety of inputs, and systems, there are opportunities for the Co-op and their suppliers to explore. Join Ben Kisby to learn about Co-op’s insight toolkit and how it can help you better understand the Co-op customer.

Day One
21 September

Morning Session

09:00 – 12:15

On Demand content recap

Utilise your time in this session to select and catch up on the content releases from 14 September, 16 September and 20 September.

12:15 – 13:00

Break

Take a break and also visit the range of category booths.

Afternoon Session

13:00 – 13:45

Main Plenary live Q&A joined by

Breige Donaghy, Director of Delicious Food, Co-op Breige Donaghy

Director of Delicious Food, Co-op

Alison Jones, Customer Director, Co-op Alison Jones

Customer Director,
Co-op

13:45 – 14:15

Delicious Food Showcase

Michelle Rowley shares insights into how the latest trends are influencing Co-op's product development. Look forward to a sneak peak into Co-op’s Christmas offer, including a look at how Co-op are tailoring range to meet the growing demand for plant-based and free from products.

Day Two
22 September

Morning Session

09:00

Welcome

Simon Wainwright, Director of Global Insights, IGD Simon Wainwright

Director of Global Insights,
IGD

Category Panel Presentations followed by a live Q&A

Select the sessions you would like to attend and put your questions to the category specialists. For any sessions that you miss, you can catch up on demand for up to two weeks after the event date.

Afternoon Session

Category Panel Presentations followed by a live Q&A

Select the sessions you would like to attend and put your questions to the category specialists. For any sessions that you miss, you can catch up on demand for up to two weeks after the event date.

15:00 – 17:00

Pre-booked buyer 1-2-1 meetings plus booth engagement

Use this time to take meetings with Co-op colleagues, visit the virtual booths and download any extra information you need.

Co-op delivery

Co-op summer

Co-op Christmas

Co-op soft plastic recycling