LONDON Feb 17 Britain's Co-operative Group,
whose banking arm in fell into the control of bondholders after
regulators discovered a 1.5 billion pound ($2.5 billion) capital
hole, is carrying out a national survey on the future strategy
for the 150 year old group.
"We will be asking people up and down the country what they
believe The Co-operative should really stand for," said the
group's chief executive Euan Sutherland. "The results will feed
directly into our wider review of strategy and purpose."
Beyond its minority stake in the Co-operative Bank, the
Co-operative Group's interest include a chain of supermarkets,
pharmacies and funeral homes. The public consultation on the
group's future runs until March 24.
($1 = 0.5977 British pounds)
(Reporting by Laura Noonan; Editing by Mark Potter)