A Milestone For Your Co-op
March 2012, the Co-op gross sales were over $50,000 for the first time ever! Of course, March was a long month (we were open 27 days) and the Tasting Fair helped. We are growing! The first 3 months of 2012 averaged over $46,000.
Several factors contribute to this growth, not the least of which is an increased membership. Also, a major factor is our store, which is four times larger than the 10th Street store, plus we’re more centrally located.
The last year (2009) in the little store on 10th Street, we averaged less than $33,000 a month. The first year here on Broadway, we averaged almost $40,000 a month.
This extra space has allowed us to expand, especially in the spice department and our gluten-free department—two things we have offered for years and the supermarkets are just beginning to recognize. We have a lot more products in each department now.
All departments have expanded. The next time you come in, browse a little. You never know when you might stumble across a treasure.
~Ken Johnson, Board Member