Ownership

Everyone is welcome.

Your ownership in the Cook County Co-op allows us to support local producers, provide every employee with benefits, and donate directly to organizations working to create a healthy and sustainable community.

For questions or account updates, contact us.  


Cost & Sign-up

How to sign-up
– Ask for an owner packet at the cash register
– Sign-up must be completed in-person but you can contact us to get an application in advance

Full ownership is $120
– You may pay everything at once, or make installments of $12.
– Benefits begin with your first payment.
Financial assistance is available.


Owner benefits

Monthly
– Owner Appreciation Day: 5th of each month – free coffee and 5% off most purchases
– Wellness Wednesday: 3rd Wed. of the month – 10% off many wellness items

Annual
– Owner dividend earnings: You receive dividends when we’re profitable.
– Vote for Board of Directors: Be part of choosing our leaders

Savings for everyone*
– Bi-weekly sales: Co-op deals change approximately every two weeks with sales in every aisle
– 20% off special orders at any time (10% for meat)


Community reinvestment

– Support local producers – 20% local product sales and scholarships for producers
– Donate in our community – Share with local organizations so they can serve
– Provide fair wage jobs – 35+ jobs with health insurance, profit-sharing and retirement
– Invest in sustainable practices – From renewable energy to maintenance and packaging
– Advocate for organic – 30% organic product sales


Refunds & Cancellations

If you are moving on, just complete the termination form and send it to us via email or drop it off.

Termination of Ownership Form

Refunds are made within 90 days of a written request. You may sign a form in the store or email us. Our board of directors reviews terminations monthly.


Resources & Forms

Financial Assistance Programs

Change of Address Form

Termination of Ownership Form

Email us for bylaws or other public documentation


*Exclusions apply for some sales, special orders, and coupons: co-op deals, co-op basics, and manager specials.