Only Three Days Left!
It's almost here: only three days left to have your name forever associated as a Founding Owner of Wild Root Market. Simply mail your Founding Owner Payment Form along with your initial payment to Wild Root Market at P.O. Box 443, Racine, WI 53401. It must be post-marked by Wednesday, August 31, 2011, in order for you to qualify as a Founding Owner.
Please note, however, the campaign does not stop there. We will continue to seek owners. In fact, your participation in that regard will be key to ensuring the co-op's success. Growing our ownership base does not stop after August 31. Simply put, it doesn't stop...ever. Which is why we encourage all of our owners and supporters to recruit at least ten (10) additional owners to the co-op before year's end. As owners, it is our job to encourage ownership by our friends, family, colleagues and acquaintances, now and into the future.
Remember, we are happy to come and speak to your group. We can tailor our presentations to last from as little as 15 minutes to 45 or more. Or we can simply be a presence by manning a table at an event with our banner and informational flyers. Our goal is to educate and inform the public about co-ops in general and, more specifically, the plans for our own. Simply email us at email@example.com and someone from our Founding Team will be in touch.
While we all need to look for ways to spread the word about Wild Root Market in informal ways - to increase our ownership base - we will soon be recruiting individuals to our Ownership Committee to help us fine tune our marketing, education and communications so we can develop a broad-based strategy to grow our owners. If this interests you, please keep an eye on our website and/or facebook for more details.
Grateful, as always, and more enthusiastic than ever,
Your Wild Root Market Founding Team
Desire for Control Sends Consumers to Food Co-Ops
By: LISA RATHKE | Associated Press | 08/16/11 11:00 AM
Cooperative grocery stores have been on a boom-then-bust cycle since they first emerged after the Great Depression.
And the cycle at the moment is back to boom. As more Americans look for more ways to control their spending — as well as where their food comes from — small grocers that are owned by their "member" shoppers and focus on local and natural foods are back in vogue.
Read the full article at the Washington Examiner...
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