The Co-operative Group has taken the decision to suspend temporarily any
further advertising and promotional activity with the News of the World until
the outcome of the investigation is known.
The Group is a consumer-owned business which adheres to strong ethical
standards. These allegations have been met with revulsion by the vast majority
of members who have contacted us.
We would urge everyone involved to bring this matter to a speedy conclusion
for the sake of all those who are affected by these events.