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Coop Name: Co-operative Press Ltd N° of Employees: 6
City: Manchester N° of Members: 400
Country: United Kingdom Year of formation: 1871
Website: http://www.thenews.coop Twitter: Link
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Co-operative Press Ltd, established in 1871, is the publisher of the printed Co-operative News in the UK - the oldest democratically controlled paper in the world - and the Global News Hub website for a global audience. The membership of Co-operative Press is broken down by individual members (307) and organisations (93), both groups have representation on the co-operative's board.

Co-operative News, the world’s oldest surviving co-operative publication, was launched by the Movement for the Movement over 140 years ago in 1871. The News began as a weekly newspaper reporting on the growth of consumer co-operatives after the Movement’s seven principles were established by the Rochdale Pioneers at their first store on Toad Lane. Today, the pages of Co-operative News represent the eclectic nature of co-operatives, with focus directly on the various co-operative sectors, from agriculture to fisheries to fair trade to green energy. As an initiative to promote the 2012 International Year of Co-operatives, Co-operative Press, publisher of Co-operative News, created the Global News Hub platform (www.thenews.coop) to allow co-operatives all over the world to contribute their news and views. Already over 100 editorial partners are posting news from their co-operative communities; and more co-operatives are encouraged to join online: www.thenews.coop/hub Follow Co-operative News through Facebook too, where you can see a timeline of the co-operative’s rich history: www.facebook.com/cooperativenews

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