40th Anniversary Celebrations & 2015 AGM
Please join us at our Annual General Meeting and 40th Anniversary celebrations on Thursday, April 30 2015.
We’ll have our 2014 Annual Meeting, followed by story sharing from our passionate members and a social to celebrate our 40th Anniversary.
Where: WISE Hall, 1882 Adanac Street
AGM Proceedings: Doors at 6:30pm, Meeting start 7:00pm
Member Stories & Social: 8:30pm
We are looking for longstanding and founding members, as well as enthusiastic recent members to share stories at the event. If you or anyone you know would be interested in sharing your experience with the co-op, please get in touch at email@example.com!
We are also looking for board members to join us, especially those with marketing & member engagement experience. Interested nominees are asked to fill out this brief application form by Friday April 17, 2015 and send to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Changes to Member Benefits
Effective March 3, 2015, the East End Food Co-op is introducing Member-Only Specials as a new way of delivering member benefits and eliminating the 1.5% discount at the till.
This change is designed to offer a new way for members to enjoy special benefits while ensuring long term financial sustainability for the co-op. Read more about the changes here.
The Spring Newsletter arrives!
Read all about it! You can check it out here.
Reporting back: Shopper Experience Research
Thanks to over 300 members and shoppers for completing the East End Food Co-op Shopper Experience Survey! The EEFC worked with Chris Diplock of Collective Research Group to gain insights into the preferences and opinions of our shoppers. We’re pleased to see that the Co-op is doing well in most of our service and product categories. We also have some valuable new information to help us improve communication and engagement with our members. This research summary outlines some of the study’s key findings and includes notes on how the EEFC intends to or is already responding to this feedback. The public version of the full research report can be accessed here.
All Shoppers Welcome
The East End Food Co-op is located at 1034 Commercial Drive, between Parker & Napier Street in Vancouver, BC Store Hours: 9am – 9pm, 7 days a week —————————————————————————- Welcome to the East End Food Co-operative: We specialize in meeting our community’s demand for products that promote a socially just and ecologically sound food system, which includes local, fair trade, and organic products. We are proud that all EEFC staff members are fully unionized. As a member-driven store, we are part of a growing movement for communities to define their own food systems. All shoppers are welcome. Founded in 1975, the Co-op was initially a volunteer-run buying club in a warehouse location, at a time when it was difficult to get natural foods, particularly in bulk. Members of the Co-op own the store. They may serve on the Board of Directors and committees. They attend member meetings, give direction to the Co-op, and – of course! – shop at the store. ———————————————————————————————-
1034 Commercial Drive. Open 9am – 9pm, daily.
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