Co-op to report worst results in history
26 February 2014 Last updated at 16:03 GMT
The Co-op group is expected to announce the biggest loss in its history next month, of more than £2bn.
Much of the shortfall will come from the group's bank, which had to be bailed out by investors last year.
The Group also says it is planning to sell its farming business - which includes 15 farms - and is considering off-loading its 750 pharmacies.
Emma Simpson reports.