Co-op COVID-19 Updates

Throughout the COVID-19 outbreak, your Concord Food Co-op is working hard to keep our two stores operating safely for all. This has meant that we have needed to adjust our operating programs, policies and procedures. These changes are provided below. We will continue to update this page so that you will have a central location for all Co-op policy changes related to COVID- 19.

If you have questions, please call the store so that you can be directed to the appropriate department.                          Concord 225-6840  New London 526-6650

3/27  Beginning Monday 3/30 the Co-op will be  CLOSING AT 6 PM DAILY

3/27 Effective today, the coffee service is closed.

3/23  We will be unable to accept the use of containers brought from home to be reused in the store. Please use a new bag, container, cup, jar or bottle for your products.

3/23 We are unable to bag your items in your reusable bags. “It is important that shoppers keep their reusable bags at home given the potential risk to baggers, grocers and customers” – Chris Sununu

Curb-Side Pickup for At-Risk shoppers

3/18/2020 Beginning Monday 3/23/2020 the Co-op will offer Curb-Side Pickup for At-Risk** shoppers. This temporary program will be available Monday-Friday until further notice. Customers interested in participating should call the store to place an order. Orders may be placed between 9am-1pm for same-day pickup. Here's how it works:

  • Call the Concord store at 603-225-6840 and ask to place an order for pickup
  • We will gather your order based on product availability
  • A staff member will call you when your order is ready, note any out of stocks, and give you an order total
  • We will charge your card over the phone and hold your order for up to 24 hours
  • When you come to pick up your order, call the store. We will bring your order out to your vehicle.
  • WITH LIMITED STAFF RESOURCES, PLEASE UNDERSTAND THAT WE ARE ONLY ABLE TO OFFER THIS SERVICE TO AT RISK* INDIVIDUALS. **At-Risk is defined as anyone over the age of 60, or has a health condition that increases risk of complications related to COVID-19.

    3/18 Effective immediately and until further notice, the Co-op is not able to take Buyers Club or special orders. 

    3/17   Temporary Return Policy.  Until further notice items that are free from manufacturer defect will not be eligible for returns or exchanges.

    3/17 Beginning 3/20, the Co-op Concord location will open an hour earlier each day to serve only customers who are age 60 and over, or has a health condition that increases risk of complications related to COVID-19.

    3/17 The Co-op will make the following food service adjustments:

    • Salad Bar closed- Selection of Café packaged fresh salads available for purchase at the Salad Bar.
    • Hot Bar closed- Café packaged entrees and sides available for purchase at our Grab & Go
    • Olive Bar closed- Cafe packaged selection available at our Grab & Go
    • The Bakery’s chicken pot pies and more available in the frozen case.
    • As always- Sushi, Sandwiches, quiche and more at the Grab & Go
    • If you have any questions when shopping for your packaged meal, the Cafe staff is ready to help. The Chef said, “We can make it happen.”

    3/16 Midday Movement (Yoga for All) CANCELED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE. Join us every Tuesday and Thursday from 12:15 to 12:45 at the Bank of NH Stage for a 30 minute Yoga session.

    3/16 The Co-op has closed our dining area until further notice.  Thank you for your understanding.

    3/13  Letter from the GM, Chris Gilbert

     Dear Co-op Customers,

    We wanted to let you know that we take the health and safety of our Co-op community seriously. The Concord Food Co-op is committed to keeping you and your family safe and healthy. We are closely monitoring the current COVID-19 outbreak and following the recommendations of the CDC, FDA, and the NH DHHS.

    At our two locations, we practice rigorous cleaning procedures throughout the entire store. We focus heavily on sanitation and food safety and we have increased our use of sanitizing agents, including implementing more frequent sanitation of check-out areas, baskets, shopping carts, and door handles.

    Food safety is of the upmost importance at the Co-op. Our employees must follow a strict set of procedures when handling a wide variety of products from prepared foods to fresh items. We strictly enforce personal hygiene techniques that are most effective at combating viruses, such as hand washing with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. We ask staff to stay home if they are feeling ill. At the Co-op, employees are encouraged to use their paid time off, stay home, and reduce the spread of illness. We offer a comprehensive benefits package with healthcare coverage so employees are not making the difficult choice of choosing to forego a visit to the doctor’s office due to concerns over out of pocket expenses and we will work with employees on a case by case basis to ensure that they have the support they need. We have all also suspended food sampling throughout the store.

    We’ve experienced a high demand for products such as cleaning supplies and hand sanitizers. We’re working closely with our suppliers to provide you with the products you need. We’re searching for new sources of supplies to ensure that products remain available

    We encourage our customers to review the resources below for the most up to date and comprehensive information available.

    Sincerely,                                                                                                                                                                                                                     Chris Gilbert
    General Manager