The Co-op charts growth amid disruption

the co-op, books, retailLess than a year after acquiring Australian Geographic from the Myer family, The Co-op chairman Joe Merhi and his CEO Thorsten Wichtendahl are looking to add another brand to the member-owned company’s retail stable.

The pair have spent the last eight months effectively doubling the size of the business by integrating Australian Geographic’s network of 66 stores, improving its product offer and implementing digital services to turn the brand around.

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