The Merc Co+op (KCK)


The Merc Co+op is Northeast Kansas’ only community-owned grocery store, and so much more. With two locations in Lawrence and Kansas City, we provide our regional community a place to shop, gather, eat and learn by offering a hybrid mix of local, organic, natural and affordable groceries.

Since 1974, it’s been our mission to ensure that good food nourishes the communities we serve while cultivating vibrant, local food systems and promoting the cooperative business model. We strive to inspire and advance the health and well-being of people, our communities and our planet. Everyone can shop at The Merc Co+op and anyone can become an owner.

The Merc Co+op operates two stores with nearly 10,000 owners, over 100 employees and $17 million in annual sales. Learn more at