Wednesday, 2 July 2014

Co-operative fortnight

Don't know if you're aware, but we are in the middle of Co-operative fortnight.

Of course, many people remember the "Co-op divi" - the dividend paid to Co-op members based on the profits made each year - that still goes on, although in a different form - I have a membership card, and collect points every time I shop at the Co-op.  The principle is the same though, instead of profits going to remote shareholders, they go back to the society's members.

We don't shop at the Co-op every week, but we do go from time to time - there's a shop on our way home from work that we use if we need something quickly, and a nearby Co-op supermarket we sometimes use for a "big shop".

As the big supermarkets seemingly get more powerful, it's good to know that there's still a company that runs according to co-operative principles, and is interested in people, rather than profits.

1 comment:

  1. They just sent me some money off vouchers - a good incentive to go and shop there!