Michael Fletcher joined the Co-op in 2013 and as the Chief Commercial Officer is responsible for the sourcing and trading strategies across the FRTS, Co-op and Nisa.
Michael has been in Food Retail his entire career and has extensive operational experience in developing and leading commercial strategy, opening new markets and leading integration projects. As part of his development, Michael managed stores for a year, this gives him a passion for executing all commercial activity through the store lens.
Over the past 18 months, the Commercial team has been through a significant change programme which is at the heart of building a Co-op fit for the future. The teams have been responsible for integrating Nisa into the Co-op, designing and building a new Enterprise Platform that will support our ambition for “tailored” convenience, developing a Co-op Brand proposition that has won over 100 awards (this year alone) and creating a vision for the sourcing of food which charts a path to a more ethical and sustainable food future.
Michael is married and has three children. Whilst he has ambitions to play golf and sail he tends to be found on sports fields including helping coach at his local rugby club. Keen to support children’s education Michael is a Governor of Co-op Bebbington High School