Dear SLO Natural Foods Co-Op Members and Supporters:
All of us from SLO Natural Foods Co-op thank you for your support this pivotal year. You already know the BIG MOVE is complete. Most of you have seen the wonderful new place that offers more shelf space, more aisle access, a Health and Beauty section and off-street parking.
Rather than spending over $1500 to print and mail this, we decided that email is the most cost effective AND environmentally friendly method to reach our members and supporters.
In addition to getting through the move, we have achieved more than a few milestones:
· Sales Growth of 28% month over month since the move.
· Training & Development - Our General Manager, Gwen Schmidt, has helped to improve staff training and communication, financial reporting and new product development. To further her efforts, we received a $3700 grant from the California Cooperative Development Fund and received several donations to provide needed matching funds to bring a nationally known co-op consultant to do training and development with our team Dec 12-14th. We appreciate your patience during this especially busy time as we made an investment in the wonderful and dedicated folks who keep things running.