I believe that it is very important to reduce our use of plastic. Plastic is very harmful to the environment and human health. I urge the Co-op to replace the plastic bags used for loose teas and spices with paper bags. I have seen this being done at other grocery stores for such purposes. [...]
Are the parking spaces at the North Store that have charging stations dedicated only for electric vehicles? Should they be? Bill Genné, North Store Manager The parking spaces with charging stations are not currently designated exclusively for electric vehicles. The amount of time they get used for charging is fairly limited and because [...]
I am curious about the labeling of origin information for produce. In addition, how do we know for sure that organic produce from Mexico is indeed organic? Kyle Mays, North Store Produce Manager, and Natalia Mikkola, South Store Produce Manager Thank you for the question! We do our best to keep one origin [...]
Do you have any plans to update and improve the outdoor eating area at the North store? Bill Genné, North Store Manager Yes! We are planning on making improvements to the outdoor seating area, including the addition of more plants and greenery. We are excited to make this space a more visually appealing [...]
The play structure outside the South Store seems very rickety. Do you have plans to replace it? Amy Bassett, South Store Manager Thank you for the feedback. We will be taking our current play structure down soon to ensure we are only providing access to safe play equipment. We hope to be able [...]
In the deli, I've noticed you have items labeled with "V" for vegan. I am not vegan, but would like to know when something is animal death free. Do you have a label for that? Jeremy Northway, South Store Deli ManagerThanks for taking the time to give us your thoughts!For all of our deli prepared [...]
It would be very helpful to have coat/purse hooks in the bathrooms. Amy Bassett, South Store Manager Thank you for the suggestion! We have coat/purse hooks installed on the door of each restroom. We hope this helps!
Why did you paint the North Store and how did you choose the color? Bill Genné, North Store Manager Painting the North Store was the first step in unifying both of our stores aesthetically. Although we have two locations, this helps us emphasize the fact that we are one Co-op and one community. [...]
Why does the Co-op still sell products in plastic packaging and provide plastic bags? Bill Genné, North Store Manager Kyle Mays, Produce Manager, North Store Sustainability is one of the Co-op’s core values and we are continually working to reduce our footprint on the environment. Certain products, like berries and some greens, still [...]
The lines on the handicap spaces on the south side of the store are difficult to see. Amy Bassett, South Store Manager We agree! We will be striping our lots this summer in July to help remedy this.