Elder Discount To End

The Brattleboro Food Coop (BFC) Board of Directors and General Manager Lee Bradford have been in conversation for more than a year now about our discount programs as well as our patronage dividends.  Patronage dividends are divided among all shareholders while discounts are provided to specific groups.                                                                                 

The Consumer Coop Management Association Gathering

Cooperatives are member-owned, member-governed businesses that operate for the benefit of their members and, ultimately, their local communities. In co-ops, members pool resources to bring about economic results that are unobtainable by one person alone. Most simply put, a cooperative is a business voluntarily owned by the people who use it and operated for the benefit of its members. Today co-ops around the world, including the Brattleboro Food Co-op, are guided by seven principles that can be traced back 150 years to a small store in Rochdale, England. These principles that guide our work can be reviewed here: ?  Of interest, as I write, is number six: Cooperation Among Cooperatives.

Board Member Steps Down

Denise Glover has stepped down from the Co-op’s Board of Directors. Denise, who until recently was employed at the Co-op as a sub cashier, was serving as a staff director. Our policy is that when staff members leave the Co-op, they must step down from the Board.

The Board has appreciated Denise’s service and perspective as a staff member and, in particular, her active participation on the GM Search Committee. The Board wishes Denise well as she moves on.