People pass a Co-operative Bank in Brighton in southern England
People pass a Co-operative Bank in Brighton in southern England February 26, 2014. Britain's Co-operative Group said on Wednesday it was selling its farming business and looking at offloading its pharmacies after a banking crisis that has sent its losses spiralling to the worst levels in its 170-year history.
The sales are part of a restructuring at the member-owned group, rocked in the past year by the discovery of a 1.5 billion pound ($2.5 billion) capital hole in its banking arm and a drugs scandal involving ex-chairman, Methodist minister Paul Flowers. REUTERS/Luke MacGregor (BRITAIN - Tags: BUSINESS HEALTH)