Published June 11, 2013 by Food Co-op Initiative


What happens when the community purchases an existing grocery store and turns it into a cooperatively owned business? What challenges are encountered, and how can this kind of project best be accomplished? A new case study by Food Co-op Initiative explores two such projects in detail.


One is Placerville Co-op in Placerville, California. The other is Old Creamery Co-op in Cummington, Massachusetts.

Download this PDF to learn about Placerville Co-op and Old Creamery Co-op’s conversion experiences.