Swimming against the Tide towards the Mainstream: The CWS & Fred Lambert, 1956-1970 - an Unsung Visionary? . Tony Webster: Mainstreaming Co-operation: An Alternative for the 21 st Century?. The post war context & the problems of the Co-operative Movement 1945-1973.
Tony Webster: Mainstreaming Co-operation: An Alternative for the 21st Century?
- Regional CWS warehouses – to ease CWS into buying role for the movement
- Saw this as essential – amalgamated societies, argued Lambert, = likely to become more independent of CWS – cut their own deals with wholesalers and manufacturers
- argument for closer collaborative relationships between CWS &Retail societies & other national bodies
Influence over Joint Reorganisation Report of 1965, Operation Facelift & Regional Plan of late 60s.