180 Years of Co-operation in 2024

This year marks 180 years since the founding of Rochdale Equitable Pioneers Society – recognised as the world’s/the UK’s first successful consumer retail co-operative. The society’s founding principles of 1844 became the blueprint for modern co-ops around the world.

As part of our way of celebrating, we have created some logos and are going to be using #Coop180 on our social media channels.

We are encouraging co-ops big and small to share this milestone with us as part of our shared heritage - Download the image files you need here (for web and email as well as for print). Please let us know about any special events you are planning this year and dont forget to follow our social media channels - Facebook and Instagram, X and now Tik-Tok!