National Co+op Grocers Adds Three Co-ops to its Membership

Saint Paul, MN – National Co+op Grocers (NCG) — the business services cooperative for retail food co-ops nationwide — continues to grow its membership from coast to coast. NCG earlier this month added three new member co-ops in Oregon, Vermont and New Hampshire, expanding its reach to 164 members operating more than 230 storefronts in 39 states.

“Co-ops are essential cornerstones of their communities, and we are happy to support these new members as they continue to the vital work of supporting vibrant communities and sustainable food systems,” said C.E. Pugh, NCG Chief Executive Officer. “Our recent Food Co-op Impact Report found that co-ops lead all food retailers nationwide in percentage of sales derived from local, organic and fair-trade foods and products. Our newest members will no doubt continue to extend that impact to their respective communities.”

The new members are:

Coos Head Food Co-op, Coos Bay, Oregon

Coos Head Food Co-op is the oldest operating natural food store on the southern Oregon coast. Founded in 1971 with a mission to contribute to the health and well-being of the community, the co-op serves as a source of wholesome, natural and organic foods. The co-op currently serves nearly 1,400 active owners and generates more than $2 million in annual sales.

Morrisville Food Co-op, Morrisville, Vermont

Morrisville Food Co-op first opened in 2017, establishing itself as the Lamoille Valley Region’s community food hub. The co-op emphasizes healthy, organic, fresh and locally produced products raised in an environmentally and socially responsible manner. The co-op serves more than 1,400 active owners and has annual sales of nearly $2 million.

Wolfeboro Community Food Co-op, Wolfeboro, New Hampshire

Since 2017, Wolfeboro Food Co-op has been committed to nourishing its community with locally sourced, organic, natural foods and products. The co-op is Wolfeboro’s only natural and organic market and strives to make healthy living attainable.

About NCG

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 164 member co-ops operate more than 230 storefronts in 39 states with combined annual sales of $2.5 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

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