Re: @Super Fast Jellyfish - John Lewis
" [...] unlike many (most?) capitalistic businesses where any profit dividend is only distributed to share holders, not the workers."
Do the Co-op workers get an automatic share of the profits? In my younger days when we shopped at the Co-op we had to remember our family "divvie" number when we paid. As far as I know that "dividend" number had a financial benefit - and presumably my parents had bought some sort of share in the local Co-op.