GreenStar at 40

Friday, 01 July 2011 18:39

By Dan Hoffman,
Council Member and Unofficial Co-op Historian

11-07-diane-ith-paradeWow! 40 years! That's four decades... two full generations... almost 15,000 days-in-the-life. And a lot of apples, if you've been with us all those days, trying to keep the doctors (and food profiteers) away.

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A Positive Change to Our Reusable Bag Policy

Friday, 15 April 2011 19:53

By Brandon Kane,
Interim General Manager

11-04-bagsThe benefits of reusable bags are probably not a mystery to any of GreenStar's members. Each time we bring in our own bags to do our shopping we are doing our part to reduce the paper and petroleum industries' production of disposable bags. This in turn reduces the presence of these items in our landfills and reduces the pollution associated with their manufacture. Because of this, GreenStar has always encouraged the use of reusable bags in our stores through a rebate policy.

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Staff and Council Look to the Year Ahead

Friday, 11 February 2011 16:55

By Brandon Kane, Interim General Manager, and
12th Moon, Council President

2011 promises to be a year of transformations for GreenStar. It is also a year to celebrate our growth and accomplishments 40 years after the 1971 founding of the Ithaca Real Foods Co-op, a group buying co-op. The business eventually became GreenStar Cooperative Market, and was incorporated on Winter Solstice, Dec. 22, 1982. Now, 28 years later, we are a two-store organization, operating a warehouse, with combined sales of $15 million, serving a membership of over 7,500! Happy Birthday, GreenStar, and we look forward to another 28 years of service to our member-owners, our community and as an example of the cooperative, democratic business model.

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