50 New Food Co-ops in 5 Years!

New food co-ops continue their very strong growth, with more than 50 new cooperatives opening stores since 2009 – and more opening in 2014.  These groups are located all over the U.S. map and also vary widely in size and scope.  For stories of new food co-op community ventures, along with those on the present website, visit Food Co-op Initiative’s site as well, where the best of the cooperative resources for startups are gathered: http://www.foodcoopinitiative.coop.  After the June 12-14 CCMA conference, where new food co-ops will be announced and applauded, we’ll have an update on this page and in Cooperative Grocer.

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