South Wales Co-operative Retail Society

Scope and Content

Minute Books, 1975-1981.

Administrative / Biographical History

Co-operative Retail Services Limited took over the responsibilities of co-operative societies having difficulty surviving for various reasons, for example in the face of the trend for out-of-town superstores from the 1960s onwards. Local autonomous co-operative societies were reduced to be replaced by large regional societies such as the South Wales Co-operative Retail Society.