"Cooperation is far more than a reformist movement. We are working for no patchwork modifications, for no ‘reconciliation of Capital and Labour,’ for no ‘infusion of a better spirit’ into old industrial forms. We are laying the foundations of a new industrial civilization."Margaret Lewelyn Davies,Presidential address to the British Cooperative Congress, 1922
"The Cooperative Wholesale Society, the largest food production and distribution enterprise in the country, never failed to provide supplies to bombed areas."