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.
In case you missed it… here’s our FALL newsletter!
We try our best to stay in touch with the co-op members on a regular basis. One of the ways we do that is through our newsletter. In our fall newsletter, we chatted about member benefits, co-op week, and introduced some of our new board members. You can check it out here.
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Our 2014 Annual General Meeting
Thanks to all who joined us for our 2014 Annual General Meeting on Thursday, May 15th. You can read the agenda at this link. We are delighted to welcome new directors Heather Forbes, Marie Dickens, Amy Fell, Dragana Panic, along with re-elected director Graham Anderson. Thanks to outgoing directors Reid Kaufmann, Anthony Abato, Anelyse Weiler and Hannah Lewis.
Our attendees heard a presentation from guest speaker Colin Dring, Executive Director of the Richmond Food Security Society, Treasurer of the BC Food Systems Network, and Board Member of the Garden City Conservation Society. Colin spoke about the history of BC’s Agricultural Land Reserve and the current threats it faces through Bill 24.
To learn more and get involved in preserving the ALR, please visit the BC Food Systems Network website: http://bcfsn.org/what-we-do/protecting-the-agriculture-land-reserve/
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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