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Co-Op Bans Sale of Eggs and Flour To ‘Young’ Great British Bake Off Fans

HARD cheese for fans of BBC TV’s The Great British Bake Off. A Cumbrian Co-op  is getting into the spirit of Halloween by scaring off baking kids with a message: no eggs and flour for you!



NO Great British Bake off Fans and other rat boy scum!


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Posted: 25th, October 2014 | In: Reviews | Comment

Man Banned From Buying Alcohol In Co-op After Joking It Was For 12-Year-Old Daughter

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“THAT’S your beer sorted out,” said Kieran O’Sullivan, 48, to his sober 12-year-old daughter as they attempted to pay for alcohol at a Co-op supermarket in Worthing, West Sussex. We say attempted because the cashier heard the quip and banned Kieran from buying the booze.

She demanded to see the child’s ID. Was she over 18? If not, then she’d have to get her kicks from smoking bedbugs like all the other kids, or else call the Co-op’s bank and order some crystal meth.

Mr O’Sullivan is a teacher. He probably needs the drink. He tells the Argus:

“So there I am, this middle aged, middle income, average Joe, cracking an innocent joke to my entirely sober 12-year-old daughter when the cashier narrows her eyes and says, ‘I’ll have to see your ID, sir.’ I asked if she was kidding, but then she asked to see my daughter’s ID, which made me laugh.

“She said that by law, if you make a comment about purchasing alcohol for a child then they had to see both our IDs. I asked to speak to the manager but instead of using his judgement, he backed his employee up and said it was the law. I told them I was clearly not getting alcohol for my daughter and the law was all about judgement and about circumstances. But they refused.”

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Posted: 14th, April 2014 | In: Reviews, The Consumer | Comment

Co-op Shopper Served Poo In A Bag

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WITH the Co-op  in the news on account of its now ex-chairman Paul Flowers’ alleged buying of crack cocaine and meth (and there are the allegations about his hiring rent-boys on company time), we turn to Caroline Byrne. She says that whilst shopping at a Co-op store in Basingstoke, Hampshire, her pizza, two cartons of milk and wet wipes were packed in a bag already containing poo.

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Posted: 22nd, November 2013 | In: Reviews, The Consumer | Comment (1)

What the Co Op bank tells us about the financial crash

PA-17071558SO it looks like the Co Op Banks has only just managed to avoid going tits up:

The Co-operative Group has plunged to a £559m first-half loss as bad debts in its banking arm wiped out profits from its supermarkets.

The group said there would be no quick fixes as it embarked on a four-year turnaround plan, after reporting pre-tax losses of £709.4m in the Co-operative Bank in the six months to the end of June.

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Posted: 2nd, September 2013 | In: Money | Comments (2)