Concord Food Co-op

Our MissionCo-op Cartoon with Clouds

Concord Food Co-op is owned by its customers who have purchased memberships. We provide high quality natural and organic food and other products to our community with an emphasis on local sourcing, while operating in an environmentally responsible and sustainable manner and compensating employees fairly.

Ends Policy

Because of all that we do, Concord Food Co-op’s Owners, customers and community will benefit from:

  1. A wide variety of high quality natural and organic foods and environmentally sound products at fair prices.
  2. Support for environmentally and socially responsible producers and suppliers, especially for local and regional products where available within our price and quality standards.
  3. A workplace where staff is valued, supported, respected and compensated fairly.
  4. A pleasurable and friendly place to shop, with customer service that is cheerful, courteous and knowledgeable.
  5. Information on health and nutrition, on social, political and economic issues related to food and household products, and on the value of consumer control through the cooperative system.
  6. A successful cooperatively owned business.

Cooperative Principles

  1. The business and affairs of the Concord Food Cooperative, Inc., a corporation in the State of New
    Hampshire and hereafter referred to as the Co-op, shall be conducted in accordance with the
    following cooperative principles as promulgated by the International Cooperative Alliance:
    1. Open Membership. Without gender, social, racial, political, or religious discrimination.
    2. Democratic Member Control. One vote for each Member, with no proxy votes.
    3. Member Economic Participation. Members contribute equitably to the capital of the Co-op and
    decide how to allocate any surplus income.
    4. Autonomy and Independence. No agreements with outside entities that fail to ensure democratic
    control of the Co-op by its Members.
    5. Education, Training, and Information. So Members, Directors, and employees can contribute to
    the development of the Co-op and inform the general public about the nature and benefits of
    cooperation.
    6. Cooperation among Cooperatives. Strengthening the cooperative movement by working together
    through local, regional, national and international alliances.
    7. Concern for Community. By working to assure it thrives and is developed sustainably.