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Definition of the Co-operative Group from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

the Co-operative Group

 
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a company set up in 1863 by members of the Co-operative Movement to produce and buy goods, and sell them in special shops. It now has supermarkets all over Britain, and several other businesses, including its own bank, the Co-operative Bank, and insurance services. Members still receive a share of the profits. It changed its name from The Co-operative Wholesale Society in 2001.