In the United States, retail food cooperatives have a long and successful history. From the pioneering of nutritional labeling, to the introduction of natural and organic foods, food co-ops have played a leading role in bringing healthy innovations to the markets they serve. Today, NCGA's 128 co-ops continue this tradition with a strong emphasis on supporting local food systems and careful attention to environmental sustainability. NCGA's member and associate food co-ops operate 165 stores, generate over $1.4 billion in annual revenue and are owned by over 1.3 million consumer owners. In the spirit of the International Year of Cooperatives and its theme that "Cooperative Enterprises Build a Better World," NCGA undertook a study to document the social and economic impact that our affiliate cooperatives have on their local communities. The study was conducted by the ICA Group, a not-for-profit consulting firm with expertise in cooperatives, economic development, and business research. This video along with the full report and static infographics are promoted to the public on our consumer website at strongertogether.coop
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