Issue 001-2017
JANUARY 2017
In This Issue
Co-op in the News 

The second video promoting the Co-op is up on you tube.
Thank you Miranda Peterson for producing this great video.

Link to Second Co-op VIDEO

SHJ Article Covers Rising Food Prices


Healthy Habits for the New Year


The Co-op promoted Healthy Habits
during the month of January.  If you missed the Facebook posts, click on the links below.  



Owners' Corner

One Year Anniversary:
The Co-op will celebrate its one year anniversary April 22.  The staff has many things planned.  Mark your calendars now.  Details to follow.    

Discounts on Case Orders:
Owners will receive 15% off special case orders anytime. A special order is by the case only. Cannot be combined with any other discount. There are special order forms at each register or just give your list to one of the managers.

Loyalty has its Rewards:
Remember, any owner who spends over $500.00 in a given calendar month, will receive a $25.00 gift card to use on any purchase, or could be given as a gift to some one that has never shopped with us. 





The Co-op Deli staff began offering catering services in January and it has taken off.  Call our staff for  your office lunches, business meetings, parties etc.

Contact WES HOWARD or LINDSEY RAPSHAS to place your order.   Co-op store number:  864-515-3090



February Events at the Co-op


JB Proof Alcohol Ice Cream Tasting  Thursday, Feb 9
4:00 - 7:00pm.  YUMMIE

The first snow of 2017 !
REMINDER
Owner Appreciation Day 
CHANGED 2017

Beginning Jan 2017, owner days will be
EVERY THURSDAY
Because most delivery are on Wednesday, we have the fullest shelves for you on Thursday

Owners will receive 10% off entire purchase
 (alcohol excluded, sorry).

Survey Results


Derek Suhar
On behalf of the Staff and Board of Directors of th e Hub City Co-op, I'd like to thank everyone who took the time to respond to the survey that was sent out a few weeks ago. All the feedback that was shared has been incredibly helpful, and we can see that so many of our owners take pride in the store that they helped create. You shared many positive thoughts with us, as well as several concerns too. The store staff has taken note of these things, and has begun working to address them.

Many of you have expressed an issue about our pricing and the staff has heard your concern. At the Co-op, our products are local, healthful, natural, and mostly or ganic. Due to the quality content of these products, the prices tend to be higher than most similar foods found in conventional grocery stores. Our prices tend to be comparable on products that are available in other places. The staff is committed to working on this.

There are many possibilities to save money at the Co-op, including the following ways:
1- $25 back for every $500 spent per month
2- 15% case discount for owners
3- Purchasing raw ingredients from the bulk section. Shoppers are encouraged to bring their own containers and reduce waste.
4- 5% back by using Lolo (See: www.loloeffect.com )
5- Owner discount day every Thursday - research is being done on expanding the flexibility of owner disc
ount days within current technology.
6- Rotating product specials

There have been many changes in the co-op since we opened in April 2016, in product selection as well as staff. Our first General Manager has moved on, and   I am now the Interim General Manager. Customer service is one of the most important aspects of a co-op. The staff, as well as myself, are dedicated to providing the best shopper experience possible. We are always available to answer questions or provide assistance whenever possible.

In our first year, we have done our best to supply the community with local and healthy produ
cts including fresh, organic produce. There is a lot of opportunity to expand our product selection, and we will continue to research potential suppliers for the store. As we build more momentum, we hope to encourage and support more local vendors to supply our store. If you have any questions or suggestions regarding suppliers for the co-op, please feel free to contact us at any time.

Unlike most grocery stores, there is no large corporation behind the Hub City Co-op. A small staff, volunteer board, and 1750+ community members own and operate the co-op. This allows the ability to be responsive to owner suggestions and shoppers' evolving needs. 

Customer feedback is valued, and always welcomed, to help the staff in focusing its efforts. Together, we can make the Hub City Co-operative one of Spartanburg's most vibrant destinations to eat, shop, and connect.
In Co-operation,

January Happenings  in Pictures  

The Spartanburg Chamber hosted a Health & Wellness Talk as part of their Doing Business Better Series. Speakers (LR) Keysie Maddox (Hub City Co-op), Dr. Justin Schumptrumpf (Precision Chiropractic) Kelly Kozlowski (Pure Barre, Spbg), Isaac Dickson (ReGenesis Healthcare). Over 25 attended.


Isaac Dickson (ReGenesis) spoke at Chamber Well Event.

Due to rain, the Spartanburg Humane Society 
RE-SCHEDULE their adoption drive to MARCH 12
Noon until 4:00am in the St John Street parking lot at the Co-op. 

Mailing Addresses:
 
Hub City Cooperative
PO Box 5823
Spartanburg, South Carolina  29304


Location Address:
176 North Liberty Street
Spartanburg, South Carolina 29306

Questions?  Email us at  marketing@hubcity.coop
 
Visit our Website:      hubcity.coop