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The Co-operative Retail Trading Group (CRTG) was set up in 1993 to centralise the buying power for member Co-operative Societies in the UK.

The CRTG controls the buying for all major retail co-operative societies, including The Co-operative Group’s Food business.


There are currently 18 society members of the CRTG, with The Co-operative Group accounting for approximately 73% of share of trade.

All products bought on behalf of member societies through the CRTG are sourced in line with the relevant Co-operative Group policies.