Category: GM Report

GM Reports

Lee Bradford’s last day as our General Manager was September 1. Since then, we have interviewed via Zoom six potential GM candidates from a wide pool of applicants. We anticipate […]
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I hope this note finds everyone in good health and spirits. It is with mixed emotions that I write to you today. As many of you have heard, I have […]
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First and foremost, I wanted to extend our thoughts and well wishes to everyone who has been impacted by the recent flooding across the state. At the BFC, we are […]
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July Update

July 1, 2023
May this update find you all in good health and spirits! This month presents an opportunity to look back on our 2023 fiscal year, my first full year as GM, […]
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June Update

June 1, 2023
I hope this month finds everyone in good health and high spirits as summer approaches. We are finishing up our fiscal year, and planning for next year and beyond is well underway.  At the heart of the BFC is a deep commitment to serving our community, and developing a clear vision and responsible financial plan is critical to our ability to do so.
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I am writing this from my hotel room at the National Cooperative Grocers spring meeting. One year ago I attended this same meeting as a brand-new GM. Now, I am reflecting on an amazing first year at the Brattleboro Food Co-op - and there is a lot to think about. First, thank you to everyone on the BFC team. You have been patient, kind, and supportive while holding me to the high standard you deserve. To our Board, thank you for being such vibrant thought partners and for your service to our community.
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I am going to depart from our regularly scheduled programming this month to share that our Store Manager, Whitney Field, has given her notice and is moving on to new […]
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March Update

March 1, 2023
As the Board and I have shared over the past few months, we are exploring additional ways that our Co-op can help address income disparity in our community. As our […]
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February Update

February 1, 2023
In the past several updates Jerelyn and I have shared that the Board is currently reviewing our Ends policies through the lens of two issues – income disparity and climate change. I wanted to take a step back and share why this is so important to me as General Manager. Ends are the desired results or outcomes that the Co-op is working towards. Ends are typically higher level, long-term, and are often related to the mission and purpose of the organization.
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January Update

January 1, 2023
Happy New Year everyone and thank you for an incredibly successful holiday season at the Brattleboro Food Co-op! I hope everyone found a few moments of peace and stillness during […]
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December Update

December 1, 2022
November was certainly a busy month for us here at the Co-op.  I want to start by thanking everyone who attended our Annual Meeting. We had an informative event and […]
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November Update

November 1, 2022
I want to start this month by thanking those who are running for the Board of Directors. Core to our identity as a cooperative is the principle of democratic member […]
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