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Co-operative Group Food Restructuring

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Co-operative Group

Food Restructuring

NACO has been engaged in a consultation exercise with the Food Executive to review the current operating model in light of the challenging trading conditions and the resultant impact on financial performance.
This has resulted in the development of a new, transformational operating model which is focused on driving efficiency and removing duplication of tasks and cost by creating ‘One Business’ across all of Food Operations, Commercial, Supply Chain and Farms.
The First Stage Review
In the first stage of this review and implementation, the Food Executive has completed a review of the responsibilities and accountabilities of their direct reports (Role Band 1 positions) and announcements on the revised structure were made by Sean Toal, Chief Executive Food Retail (Acting), on Monday 9 January.
The detail of this has been widely publicised but the content of the announcement can be found on the NACO website by following this link
The senior team are now reviewing their reporting structures and will include Head Office functions together with field support teams in both Retail Operations and Logistics.
Formal Announcements
Initial consultation with NACO will commence in February with the formal consultation period commencing toward the end of that month. At that time there will be formal announcements and NACO will be representing the views of members and seeking to protect their interests during that period of consultation.
In order to have a voice colleagues need to be a member of the appropriate Trade Union recognised by the Co-operative Group to represent the interests of managers and professionals in Role Bands 1 to 5 – NACO.

Together, we're a powerful team
NACO has a long and distinguished history of representing colleagues in the Co-operative Movement and it has never been more appropriate than now to be a member. If any of your colleagues have not yet taken the opportunity to benefit from membership now is the time to encourage them to reconsider. It also worth noting that the NACO Member-get-Member campaign will mean that you and the colleague you introduce each benefit from £30 of Co-operative Vouchers. Find out more about Member-get-Member
NACO will represent members throughout this exercise and communicate on developments on a regular basis. If you have an individual concern you can contact the NACO National Office by calling 0161 351 7900 or via


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