New Co-op Conversion Case Study

A new publication provides a very informative look at converting an existing store to a community-based cooperative.  Locate this free pdf at: Food Co-op Initiative commissioned this case study, which was authored by Patricia Cumbie.  It examines conversions of grocery stores in Placerville, Cal., and Cummington, Mass.  The Placerville Co-op and Old Creamery Co-op are now up and running, but the case study offers many cautionary lessons, as well as examples and questions for the rest of the food co-op sector about future conversion efforts.

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