Moulton Co-operative Society

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
Moulton Co-operative Society Ltd
Former type Consumer co-operative
Industry Retail (Grocery)
Fate Merger
Successors Midlands Co-operative Society
Founded 1861[1]
Defunct 2009
Headquarters Moulton, UK
Area served Northamptonshire

The Moulton Co-operative Society Limited, or simply Moulton Co-op, was a small regional consumer co-operative in the United Kingdom. The society was formed in 1861 and operated a single supermarket in Moulton, Northamptonshire. In January 2009, members voted overwhelmingly to transfer arrangements to Midlands Co-operative Society, which took effect on 8 February 2009.[2]

History[edit]

The Moulton Co-op was one of the last single store societies in the Midlands region, following the mergers of Desborough, Ilkeston and Raunds co-ops with the Midlands Society in recent years. John Mitchinson became Chief Executive of Moulton in 1986, serving until the merger.[2]

Location[edit]

  • Stocks Hill, Moulton, Northamptonshire

Co-operative movement[edit]

The society was at the time of merger a member of the UK-wide Co-operative Retail Trading Group (CRTG) and sold The Co-operative brand products. It was also a corporate member of hybrid consumer and wholesale co-operative, the Co-operative Group.

2009 Revamp[edit]

After Midland Co-op took the company over the store was re-vamped. It was set to be re-opened on 26 August 2009.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Mutuals Public Register, Moulton Co-operative Society Limited , number 259". FSA. Retrieved 2009-01-22. 
  2. ^ a b Bowman, Dave (2009-01-20). "Moulton Co-op to join forces with Midlands". The Co-operative News.