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Our comprehensive guide for groups starting a retail food co-op, with steps, case studies, templates, and more for every stage from organizing to implementation.
Review this webinar for a great intro to the startup process, and learn what you should start doing right now—and what you shouldn’t. Find the path that works.
An excellent video to share with prospective members who are new to the concept of a retail food co-op.
Webinar features the GM of Outpost Natural Foods telling the co-op story from its start in the 1970’s to the present. Outpost learned as it grew, and is a major advocate for all food co-ops.
Must read – incorporation, articles and by-laws, membership, equity, liability, patronage, more.
Co-op steering committees should think cooperatively! Great tips from a peer startup.
The food co-op interest survey template that you can adapt or use for inspiration. Pairs with comprehensive guide to community and member surveys.
Cooperative Grocer Magazine article by Mary Stennes Wilbourn in Nov-Dec 2015..