NCG Welcomes Us To The Table
Spiral Food Co-op is excited to announce that we are, as of July 1, 2020, full members of National Co+op Grocers (NCG). This means that there will be a bunch of shifts and changes coming for our store, very soon.
National Co+op Grocers (NCG) is a business services cooperative for retail food co-ops located throughout the United States. (Read More) Essentially, Spiral Food Co-op now belongs, as full members, to a cooperative of cooperatives. This gives us a number of benefits that helps us stay competitive in the grocery business, provide better products and services to our community, and have access to a network of cooperatives who all share the same values.
In 2014 Spiral’s former General Manager Bard Webster was able to finish all of the paperwork in order to become Associate Members of NCG. This meant that we had access to certain marketing materials, price breaks, and the network of cooperatives. The Associate Member program was established to help small or emerging cooperatives. This intermediate program has been dissolved by NCG in favor of maintaining a path to full membership for all interested cooperatives.
In May of 2020 six of the Associate Members were unanimously approved