Saint Paul, MN, National Co+op Grocers (NCG) — the business services cooperative for retail food co-ops nationwide — today announces its newest member, Greenbelt Co-op Supermarket and Pharmacy.
Located in the historic Roosevelt Center in Greenbelt, Maryland, the co-op’s mission is to provide food, pharmacy and other consumer services to its members and the community.
"The Greenbelt, Md. area has a rich history of cooperative businesses and the Greenbelt Co-op’s roots can be traced back more than 80 years to its predecessor, Greenbelt Consumer Services," said C.E. Pugh, chief executive officer, NCG. "NCG is delighted to welcome Greenbelt Co-op to our national network and we look forward to supporting the co-op’s continued success."
Nearly 11,000 community members own Greenbelt Co-op. With 10,000 sq. ft. devoted to retail, last year the store earned more than $13 million in sales. The co-op offers its customers a variety of traditional grocery items, natural and organic foods, beer and wine, a pharmacy and special events such as wine tastings, food samplings and wellness programs.
NCG’s board of directors approved the membership application from Greenbelt Co-op at a meeting on April 19, and the new membership took effect May 1.
National Co+op Grocers (NCG), founded in 1999, is a business services cooperative for retail food co-ops located throughout the United States. NCG helps unify food co-ops in order to optimize operational and marketing resources, strengthen purchasing power, and ultimately offer more value to natural food co-op owners and shoppers everywhere. Our 148 member co-ops operate more than 200 storefronts in 38 states with combined annual sales of nearly $2.3 billion. NCG is a winner of the dotCoop Global Awards for Cooperative Excellence and a certified B Corp. Find a map of NCG member co-ops. To learn more about co-ops, visit www.welcometothetable.coop.
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