Co-operative Group suspends News of the World advertising

July 06, 2011

The Co-operative Group has taken the decision to suspend temporarily any further advertising and promotional activity with the News of the World until the outcome of the investigation is known.

The Group is a consumer-owned business which adheres to strong ethical standards. These allegations have been met with revulsion by the vast majority of members who have contacted us.

We would urge everyone involved to bring this matter to a speedy conclusion for the sake of all those who are affected by these events.


For further information contact:

Russ Brady
Head of Group PR
The Co-operative Group
Tel: 0161 827 5856

Phil Edwards
Head of PR - Trading
The Co-operative Group
Tel: 0161 827 5289