P6 Program

Allison Hermes
Saturday, March 11, 2017 - 8:30am - 9:45am
Salon C

Food Co-ops have a long history of supporting small, local and cooperatively owned producers and businesses. In recent years, however, the natural and organic food movement is seeing rapid change, an increase in competition paired with consolidation leave co-op values in jeopardy. While it is important to find a competitive edge within the retail grocery market, as co-op’s it is equally important to keep cooperative principles a priority. This workshop outlines the P6 program, and builds a case for the importance of elevating small, local and cooperatively owned farmers and producers throughout the envisioning of your future co-op.