Celebrate October as Co-op Month, Fair-Trade Month and
Co-op Food Stores as the Business of the Month!
Visit the Co-op Food Stores during the month of October and save 10% off purchase of Co-op Brand Coffee from the bulk department when you congratulate them for being the BOM and learn about the many ways the Co-op Food Stores support our community.
As economic engine, employer, buyer of local foods from our farmers, promoter of healthy food for all, or through philanthropy, the Co-op Food Stores is an invaluable partner and participant in our community.
Co-op Month is an opportunity to celebrate the many ways cooperatives are using innovation to create shared prosperity for their members and communities. The Co-op Food Stores is a shining example of the cooperative principles, especially concern for community. The Co-op Food Store’s mission says it all in six words:
A well-nourished community cultivated through cooperation.
With more than 40,000 cooperatives creating stable jobs and a more sustainable economy across the U.S., co-ops represent a proven way to do business and build communities. Co-op’s see a future where cooperatives leverage their influence and impact through the shared resources of the movement to engage, partner with, and empower people from all walks of life.
Fair Trade Month
Fair Trade is a global movement made up of a diverse network of producers, companies, shoppers, advocates, and organizations putting people and planet first.
Fair Trade USA believes that everyone wants to do what’s right – for their families, fellow global citizens, and the planet. That’s why they’re committed to making the right choices the most obvious ones. Based on the simple idea that the products they buy and sell are connected to the livelihoods of others, Fair Trade is a way to make a conscious choice for a better world. A choice for Fair Trade Certified™ goods is a choice to support responsible companies, empower farmers, workers, and fishermen, and protect the environment. In other words, it’s a world-changing way of doing business.