Britain's biggest union has welcomed the vote for reform of the troubled mutual.
Adrian Jones, national officer of Unite, said: "The vote for reform is a welcome step in the right direction and one which we hope will put the Co-op Group on the road to stability.
"Going forward it is vital that our members and employees have a voice in the reform process for it to succeed and ensure the Co-op Group has a fighting chance while retaining its unique values and ethos."
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