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A Word from the General Manager
05/31/2024 - Gary Taylor

Hello Cooperators.We are excited to introduce a new program here at the Coop that will begin on June 5th! 

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A Word from the General Manager
03/01/2024 - Gary Taylor

We have a lot going on in March! We have begun our remodeling project in the old Cafe corner. The extra space will allow us to greatly expand on our refrigerated options and increase our space for items that tend to sell out quickly.

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A Word from the General Manager
01/31/2024 - Gary Taylor

Hello Cooperators, Wow, what a crazy month! Freezing cold and icy weather caused us to close for a couple of days to make sure our staff stayed safe. After that, a break in Lincoln Square's original drainage line forced us to close for another day while work crews came out to fix it.

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A Word from the General Manager
01/03/2024 - Gary Taylor

Hello Cooperators - Happy New Year! I hope you will all be safe and prosperous as we move forward into 2024. I want to thank everyone for your support throughout 2023. I am thrilled to be a part of this organization.

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A Word from the General Manager
12/04/2023 - Gary Taylor

Hello Cooperators! I must have blinked. How is it already December? 2023 is definitely flying past us and we are trying to wrap up the year on a positive note!

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A Word from the General Manager
11/01/2023 - Gary Taylor

Hello Cooperators, Wow, Summer is over and the Holiday season is already underway! I hope you all had a safe and happy Halloween!

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A Word from the General Manager
09/29/2023 - Gary Taylor

In this letter I just want to emphasize the importance of being an owner. Historically 70% of our sales come from owners and you are a huge part of our success. Without you all we could not have accomplished everything we have in the last 49 years for this community.

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A Word from the General Manager
09/01/2023 - Gary Taylor

Hello Cooperators! September is going to be an extremely busy month for us, and for you, here at the co-op! We have an amazing amount of sales and activities going on just for all of you!

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A Word from the General Manager
08/02/2023 - Gary Taylor

Hello Cooperators!

Wow! There is a lot going on at the Co-op this month!

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A Word from the General Manager
07/02/2023 - Gary Taylor

Hello Cooperators! I hope you have all recovered from the power outages and downed trees the last few days! Here at the Co-op we were able to weather the storm without loss of very much product. We lost power from around 1:15 pm to 4:20 pm and were able to reopen the store at 5 pm on Thursday.

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A Word from the General Manager
06/01/2023 - Gary Taylor

All co-ops that are part of National Cooperative Grocers (NCG) are eligible for some fantastic deals to offer our owners. We get this opportunity a few times a year to offer incredible savings on some of our most popular items and they are almost always seasonal!

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A Word from the GM
02/01/2023 - Gary Taylor

Hello Cooperators! Today's hot topic is... EGGS! If you have been paying attention to the news lately (or shop anywhere for eggs other than Common Ground Food Co-op) you may be wondering what in the world is going on with egg prices.

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A Word from the General Manager
01/02/2023 - Gary Taylor

Welcome to 2023. I hope you all have a great new year! 2022 was definitely a challenging year in the grocery industry, but Common Ground is surviving well!

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A Word from the GM
11/30/2022 - Gary Taylor

Hello Cooperators!   Today I wanted to talk a little more about the impact of inflation and supply chain disruption on our beloved Co-op as well as our customers and owners. We are all facing...

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A Word from the GM
10/31/2022 - Gary Taylor

Hello Cooperators! It is so crazy how fast time flies in the grocery industry. It seems like yesterday that the outdoor farmers market started and it has already come to a close for 2022.

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Upcoming Owner Election
08/31/2022 - Gary Taylor

2022 is flying past us and election season is here!

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A Word from the GM
08/01/2022 - Gary Taylor

Our 3rd End which states "The Co-op is an educational resource on food issues."  This End covers a multitude of topics ranging from farming practices to cooking classes to food security and affordability issues. At this point in time the greatest issue weighing on my mind is the latter.

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A Word from the GM
05/02/2022 - Gary Taylor

In this month's newsletter I would like to address one of the questions that came up at the FinMoO in regards to the highest levels of inflation that we have seen since 1981. (Food inflation was nearly 8% for the month of February and March is expected to be up similarly.)

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April Update from the GM
03/31/2022 - Gary Taylor

Hello Cooperators!   I am very happy to make this pre-Financial Meeting of Owners announcement in our newsletter! If you want to hear more, please come to the FinMoo on April 14th!   During...

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A Word from the GM
03/01/2022 - Gary Taylor

Hello Cooperators,   We needed to make a tough decision this month in regard to our masking policy.    When making decisions such as this we try to include as many staff opinions as possible....

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Word from the GM
11/30/2021 - Gary Taylor

I hope everyone is doing well as we enter the middle of the holiday season! This month I feel I need to open up about the cost inflation that we have been dealing with that started nearly two years ago and has steadily grown more problematic.

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Word from the GM
10/01/2021 - Gary Taylor

Hello Cooperators! As we enter the holiday season I would like to let you all know about what is happening at the Coop!

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