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Voices / Letters from readers

We help co-ops, not weaken them

Originally published in The Commons issue #375 (Wednesday, September 21, 2016).



RE: “Still searching for democracy at Putney Food Co-op” [Letters, Feb. 11]:

This opinion contains innumerable inaccuracies and accusations which are simply untrue.

CDS Consulting Co-op has absolutely no ties with United Natural Foods. The consultants who co-own our co-op love food co-ops, treasure the cooperative structure, and are committed to the widespread practice of cooperative values in business.

The purpose of our work with food co-ops is to help them continue to be successful, independent, community-owned businesses by identifying and using best practices, sharing what works with other co-ops, and working for operational improvements.

We have no desire to homogenize co-ops or weaken legitimate member control.

I welcome anyone with questions or concerns to contact me directly at 802-387-6013 or marilynscholl@cdsconsulting.coop.

Marilyn Scholl


Putney

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