WHAT IS A CO-OP?
• A cooperative is a special form of business owned and managed by the people who provide and/or use its goods and services. Resources are pooled to satisfy a common goal as economically and efficiently as possible.
• As a locally-owned business, a co-op is committed to the people and the community it serves. Member Owners have a voice in what is available for purchase, as well as in the overall organization of their particular co-op. Member Owners get the most buying power for their money, and the money stays in the community, contributing to its economic strength.
• At Sevananda Natural Foods Market Member Owners literally own the store, so membership benefits are much more than just the discount.
1. Voluntary/open Membership
2. Democratic Member control
3. Member economic participation
4. Autonomy and independence
5. Educate, train and inform
6. Cooperation among cooperatives
7. Concern for community
Want To Make A Difference? Join The Co-op Movement.
It’s easy. Just listen to this show, then take action.
Co-Op 101: Everything Co-op.
World views & world change with co-op industry leaders
Local, regional, and global co-op economics
Health & Wellness, Food safety, co-op start up & development
Mondays 4:30-5:00pm on WRFG 89.3FM