Bed Stuy Fresh and Local – Brooklyn, NY

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This business has closed. Location: New York Industry: Grocery Number of employees: 4 Became employee owned: 2016 Assistance: The Working World Learn more The Working World – Bed Stuy Fresh & Local Next City – Brooklyn Grocery Proving Cooperative Business Works Capital Institute – Bed Stuy Fresh & Local DNAinfo – Learn How to Start Worker-Owned […]

Island Employee Cooperative – Deer Isle, ME

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Island Employee Cooperative is a 60-employee worker cooperative on Deer Isle in Maine. The cooperative includes three retail stores selling groceries, hardware, variety goods, and gas. The retiring owners decided to consolidate their three enterprises and sell to employees in order to maintain jobs on the island, and ensure that goods and services remained available […]

O&O Supermarkets – Philadelphia, PA

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This business has closed. Industry: Grocery Location: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Number of employees: 700 Became employee owned: 1982 Summary The O&O Supermarkets were a series of worker cooperatives in the Philadelphia area in the 1980s. The United Food and Commercial Workers (UFCW) Local 1357, in partnership with Philadelphia Area Cooperative Enterprise (PACE), organized the first two […]

Rainbow Grocery – San Francisco, CA

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Industry: Grocery Location: San Francisco, California Number of employees: 250 Became employee owned: 1975 Learn more www.rainbow.coop Sacharoff – Other Avenues are Possible (2016) San Francisco Chronicle – S.F.’s Rainbow Grocery: a counterculture success story (2015) Specialty Food Association – Rainbow Grocery: Getting Bigger Without Going Mainstream (2011) Bilke – Does Cooperation Equal Utopia (2009) Lawless […]