|Executive Editor||Rebecca Harvey|
|Mergers||Scottish Co-operator (1893–1974)|
|Predecessors||Manchester Equitable Society's Co-operator (1858)|
|Other names||The Co-operative News|
|Format||Monthly 52 page news magazine|
|Publisher||Co-operative Press Ltd|
|First issue||2 September 1871|
First published in Manchester in 1871 as The Co-operative News, the paper is the world's oldest co-operative newspaper. Originally a weekly newspaper, paper moved to being published fortnightly in 2006, and finally monthly in 2017. Recent years have also seen the newspaper re-brand and move to its current news magazine format.
In 1883 the paper began publishing a Women's Corner, edited by Alice Acland. This fomented the establishment of the Women's League for the Spread of Co-operation later that year. The League was later renamed to the Women's Co-operative Guild.
In 1971 the Scottish Co-operator – founded 1893 – was merged into the Co-operative News.
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