First of all, the co-op needs co-owners in order to raise enough money to open. If no one invests in the co-op, this model will not work.
You will be a co-owner of the store with a vote on what types of products are sold and how it operates. Once the store opens, you will be more than just a shopper…you will be a co-owner, with a voice in the values of the store, what is sold in the store, and how the store contributes to our community. Co-owners decide together what type of food to sell and at what price to sell it. Profits from sales are funneled back into the store or used in other ways as determined by the owners.