Menomonie Market Food Co-op and Roanoke Natural Foods Co-op To Join P6

P6 is extremely excited to share that we have two new retail food co-ops joining P6! Menomonie Market Food Co-op in Menomonie, Wisconsin, and RoanokeĀ Natural Foods Co-op in Roanoke, Virginia, are the latest co-ops to sign on to the program. For those of you attending the annual meeting, you’ll get to meet staff from both stores.

Roanoke Natural Foods Co-op

Roanoke Natural Foods Co-op LogoRoanoke Natural Foods Co-op is celebrating its 40th anniversary this year. The store has two locations as well as an urban farm. They are excited about joining P6 because they have been searching for a better way to explain their stance on food. The program will support their shoppers’ decisions to buy from small, local, and cooperative businesses. They hope that over time, the P6 brand becomes an expectation for their shoppers who chose the co-op over other stores because they tell the whole story of the food they sell. They will be launching the P6 program as a part of their 40th anniversary celebrations this year.

Menomonie Market Food Co-op

Menomonie_Market_Food_Co-op_STMenomonie Market Food Co-op is currently in the process of opening a new storefront location. They have been able to marshal funding from a federal grant, from the city, and from their members (including $1 million from members!) to open a new, bigger location in Menomonie. MMFC has a strong relationship with neighboring co-op Viroqua Food Co-op, positioning them to jump right into the P6 network. They already have a large number of products on the shelves that fit the P6 criteria. They are willing to go the extra mile for the P6 principles and are looking forward to making that idea a concise and well-integrated part of their new co-op. They will be launching the P6 program in their new space, meaning that P6 labels can be on the shelves from day one in the new location.