Food Co-op management no confidence?

The Gazette is reporting a no confidence motion in the food co-op board. I don’t know the particulars of this fight, and it looks like it has a personal element, but just from the point of view of an ordinary member, it looks like a problem.

The last newsletter talked about raising prices and membership fees in order to fund a new location and a change management consultant. This sounds like such a bad business decision it could be on a TV show. It smacks of the last communication you have before the news comes that the organisation is now insolvent and the new managers are attempting to refocus on ‘core’ business.

I suspect if there was a little less “world’s best practice for co-operatives”, and a little more common sense, the co-op would continue to do well.

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