Transgourmet Germany acquires Niggemann Food Frischemarkt GmbH.
In January, the Bell Food Group acquires Hügli Holding AG, a leading manufacturer of long-life convenience products.
By acquiring Polar Comestibles, Transgourmet Switzerland is continuing to broaden its expertise in fresh fish and food retail.
The Coop Member Press undergoes a complete overhaul in February, with more editorial content and a fresher look.
Coop introduces two new own-label sustainability brands, Heumilch and Bio Campiuns.
In April, Transgourmet acquires Zurich-based company Braschler‘s, in a move which bolsters its expertise in fresh fish, meat and food retail.
Bell Food Group subsidiary Eisberg acquires the company Sylvain & Co with retroactive effect to 1 January.
Coop celebrates the 25th anniversary of own-label sustainability brand Naturaplan with a whole raft of measures and events.
In May, Coop acquires Swisscom‘s equity stake in Siroop and merges the platform with Microspot.
With the opening of the online logistics centre in Jegenstorf in May, Microspot becomes a key non-food platform.
Coop adds Switzerland’s first-ever fruit yoghurts which are completely free of added sugar to its range.
In June, Coop announces that, in future, it will also be using sustainably produced organic palm oil in its own-label food products.
In July, the Bell Food Group acquires a stake in Dutch start-up Mosa Meat, which leads the way in the development of beef from cell cultures.
Coop raises the minimum requirements for conventional milk in August, placing even greater emphasis on animal welfare.
In August, the first Coop shopping centre based on the new concept, the Rhy Markt in Feuerthalen, opens its doors.
Following the launch of the Sapori d’Italia store format in 2017, in August Coop brings the first products in the new Sapori d’Italia own-label brand to its stores.
September sees the launch of new lifestyle furnishings format Livique, which has emerged from the former Toptip home furnishings store.
In October, the first food court based on a new concept opens in the Coop Wankdorf shopping centre in Bern.
In November, Coop replaces the “Supercardplus” with the “Supercard credit card”.