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 firstname.lastname@example.org.