When people hear the word Co-op in the north, many think of our retail stores. Retail makes up the majority of our business and throughout the north you will see our distinctive green and red striped buildings.
The Merchandising Division provides group procurement services to help reduce the cost of buying groceries. The annual re-supply for stores served by ship is also co-ordinated by this division. From recreational vehicle parts to fresh produce, our retail stores have it all. For smaller communities such as Colville Lake, a new retail facility ensures that members will have local access to the services and infrastructure they need. Some Co-ops pay out patronage dividends based on the member’s annual purchases. It really does pay for members to do all their shopping at the Co-op.