A Convenient Future

Join the Co-op Trade Briefing from IGD to reconnect with the Co-op leadership team at Manchester Central on Thursday 29 September 2022. Featuring live and interactive sessions, put your questions at the heart of the debate and find out how Co-op are leading the way on the future of convenience retail.

Topics covered include:

    • Responding to changing customer demand and delighting new customers: Understanding market conditions, defining value and utilising our “Missions”
    • Wholesale, franchise and Ecommerce channels supporting future trading
    • Sustaining the future through initiatives including plastic reduction, recycling, power and carbon neutrality
    • Better buying: What will the buying team of the future look like and how will this influence supplier engagement?

Speakers include:

Matt Hood, Chief Commercial Officer, Co-op

Matt Hood

Co-Managing Director and Chief Commercial Officer, Co-op

Alison Jones, Customer & Community Director, Co-op

Alison Jones

Customer & Community Director, Co-op

Cathryn Higgs, Head of Ethics, Sustainability and Policy, Co-op

Cathryn Higgs

Head of Ethics, Sustainability and Policy, Co-op

Ayaz Alam, Trading Director, Nisa

Ayaz Alam

Trading Director, Nisa

Chris Conway, Head of Digital, Co-op

Chris Conway

Head of Digital, Co-op

Martin Rogers, Head of New Channels, Co-op

Martin Rogers

Head of New Channels, Co-op

The event format:

There is a choice of participation options to suit your business needs.

Physical access at Co-op Trade Briefing 2022Physical access at Manchester Central:

  • View the latest strategic updates from the Co-op leadership team ahead of the live Q&As
  • Preschedule 121 video meetings with key members of the buying team at a time suited to you
  • Replay selected presentation content on-demand from the event in your own time
  • Closer to Co-op Zone – shape the live Q&A responses through direct access to the Leadership team
  • Attend live Q&As
  • Visit the Co-op Mission Zones for Food to Go / Drinks / Meal for Tonight / Frozen / Newsagent
  • Network face to face with Co-op colleagues
  • Enjoy a menu brought to you by Co-op’s Delicious Food Team

Online access at Co-op Trade Briefing 2022Online access via our dedicated virtual platform:

  • View the latest strategic updates from the Co-op leadership team on-demand (from 22 September until 13 October)
  • Preschedule 121 video meetings with key members of the buying team at a time suited to you
  • Replay selected video and presentation content on-demand from the event in your own time

Co-op sustainability

Co-op sustainability

Co-op Frozen vending machine

Co-op GRO - plant based chilli

Our attendees had a great experience last year:

Well done to Co-op for the balanced agenda and
the topics covered.

Sales Director OOH, Perfetti Van Melle

Co-op have really seized the opportunity to use these trade briefings to communicate with their suppliers.
Category Marketing Manager, Rich Products

A very good and useful event. Lots of good content and
plenty to think about in terms of how we work together
going forwards.

Sales Director, Monster Brands

It was particularly useful having buyer meetings
after the event.

Commercial Director, Clarke Millar

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