Michael Fletcher joined the Co-Op’s Senior Leadership team in 2013 as the retailer’s Trading Director becoming the Chief Retail Commercial Officer for the Food Business.
The Co-Op is the UK’s largest consumer co-operative and has always been seen as a pioneer and a catalyst for change in the sector.
Michael joined The Co-operative Food’s Executive team at an exciting time, as the business embarked on a new strategic direction under the leadership of CEO, Steve Murrells. Since joining the Co-op, it has expanded its operations, acquired new businesses, such as NISA in 2018 and at the same time expanded their focus on their customers, communities, suppliers and the environment under the banner of ‘It’s what we do’.
Michael has extensive operational experience, developing and leading commercial strategy, opening new markets and leading synergy initiatives and is passionate about supporting the execution of all commercial and supply chain activity through the lens of store colleagues.
Previously at Tesco for 22 years, Michael undertook multiple Category Director roles, including a posting as Commercial Director for Tesco in Malaysia.
The Co-op were the first signatory to become a partner of Water Unite, recognising the unique approach of the organisation to creating a new, innovative way of funding development and the SDGs.