Started by Richard Virgin, General Manager, Fiddleheads Co-op, New London CT, on Thu 17 Apr 2014 - Last comment 1 day 15 hours ago
We are interested in any data regarding co-ops that have made large expansions and for those who were successful, what were the factors that made that work and for any who found that they expanded too much, what data or information might have helped you make a better decision?
Started by Mindy Taylor, Events and Outreach Coordinator @ Grian Train Natural Foods, on Thu 17 Apr 2014
I am working on revamping the sampling program in our stores. I am curious how other co-ops structure sampling. Who sets up, maintains and plans samples in your stores? Is there one perosn in charge of sampling? A team? Do your departments handle their own sampling independent of one another or coordinate efforts? Read more »
Started by Cynthia Hodur, Assistant Manager & Bulk Spice Buyer, Keweenaw Co-op, Hancock, MI, on Wed 16 Apr 2014 - Last comment 2 days 17 hours ago
We're in the process of revamping our staff training and we'd like to introduce a natural foods training. The only thing coming to mind at the moment is giving staff a glossary of terms and a test related to it. What do other Co-ops do for natural foods training? Is it a self-learning opportunity? Is it interactive? Have you instituted a training program that didn't work out? I'd love to hear it all.
Started by Zac Hamlin, Front End and Customer Service Manager, on Mon 31 Mar 2014
We are working to implement a pricing strategy. Under the advice of the NCGA some of our commodity type items will take a drastic price cut. BUT, they will no longer be eligible for discounts...
Do any of you have experience with communicating and faclitating this type of a transition?
I would love to pick your brain.