environment
Co-op Will Reverse-Vend Away Your Festival Detritus

Supermarket chain Co-op has an exciting new toy to try out this summer, when it'll be installing a reverse-vending machine on festival sites to test public appetite for a deposit-return plastic bottle recycling scheme. Read More >>

shopping
Co-op Plans Self-Scanning Smartphone Shopping This Year

The Co-op supermarket chain is about to put an awfully large amount of trust into the hands of its customers, as it's testing a self-scanning smartphone shopping system that could be launched across the country this year. Read More >>

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Costa and Co-op Open New Branches in the Actual Coronation Street

ITV and high street behemoths Co-op and Costa Coffee have signed a deal to bring a new level of mundane reality to Coronation Street, with a product placement arrangement seeing Co-op and Costa shop fronts added to the background imagery of the soap opera. Read More >>

business
Eh? Wonga, Ryanair and Tesco Are Some of the UK’s Most Improved Brands

We shit you not. Despite Tesco’s long, long list of problems and the fact that everyone hates Wonga and Ryanair, the companies appear to have gone up in our estimations. According to the YouGov BrandIndex, the British public have heard a lot more positive things about the three firms of late, so they're being rewarded with a bit more positive press. Read More >>

porn
Lads’ Mag Tells Co-Op to Go Shove It Over Censorship and Ban Threats

Lads' mag Nuts will no longer be there to brighten up the shelves of the Co-op for bored male shoppers, after the publisher decided to pull the title off the shelves rather than face any potential ban or order to cover up. Read More >>

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Loaded Publisher: Put Crap Food in Modesty Bags to Protect Kids

The publisher of Loaded magazine, one of the lads' mags threatened with the boot by supermarket chain Co-op, has come up with a superb response to the suggestion magazines be censored to protect our children; take it one step further and hide sweets, crisps, cakes and chocolate from them inside blank wrappers as well. Makes sense. Read More >>

Magazines
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Are You Offended By Scantily-Clad Girls on the Covers of Mags?

The Co-operative has caused a right storm over lads' mags, and whether they should be stashed in "modesty" bags like porn magazines. The retailer reckons they're offensive, and wants the girls gone from the front covers, or at least covered up, or it'll stop selling the likes of Loaded, Front, Nuts and Zoo by September 9th. But do they really offend you or cause you embarrassment when picking up your Cross-Stitch Monthly and a pint of milk? Read More >>