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When was co op founded and by who?
The Co-operative Group
|One Angel Square The Co-operative Group’s headquarters in Manchester UK
|11 August 1863 in Manchester
|Manchester, England, UK
|Number of locations
|Allan Leighton (Group Chair) Steve Murrells (Chief Executive)
Who invented the Co op?
Robert Owen. Robert Owen (1771–1858) is considered as the father of the cooperative movement. A Welshman who made his fortune in the cotton trade, Owen believed in putting his workers in a good environment with access to education for themselves and their children.
Why was the co op founded?
The Co-op Group has its origins in Rochdale, Lancashire. The Rochdale Pioneers Society was famously established in 1844 based on the notion of ethical trading and belief that the profits of the business should be shared amongst members according to their purchases.
What was the history of the co op?
Co-op history Destined to be different since 1844. The Co-op Group has its origins in the co-operative consumer societies started by the Rochdale Pioneers. In 1863, independent co-op societies formed The Co-operative Wholesale Society (CWS). They provided Co-op products to sell in hundreds of Co-op stores.
Where was the first co-operative movement founded?
The world’s top 300 co-operatives by themselves have an estimated global turnover of 2.2 trillion USD, as revealed by the 2014 World Co-operative Monitor. The International Co-operative Alliance was founded in London, England on 19 August 1895 during the 1st Co-operative Congress.
When did the Co-operative Society start in England?
In 1863, twenty years after the Rochdale Pioneers opened their co-operative, the North of England Co-operative Society was launched by 300 individual co-ops across Yorkshire and Lancashire. By 1872, it had become known as the Co-operative Wholesale Society (CWS).
Where was the International Co-operative Alliance founded?
The International Co-operative Alliance was founded in London, England on 19 August 1895 during the 1st Co-operative Congress. In attendance were delegates from co-operatives from Argentina, Australia, Belgium, England, Denmark, France, Germany, Holland, India, Italy, Switzerland, Serbia, and the USA.