Marc Laney on Prioritizing Values Over Profits at the Co-Op

“The Co-Op is not just a grocery store, it's a place to connect with other people in the community”.

February 2024

About The Show:
“The Co-Op is not just a grocery store, it's a place to connect with other people in the community”.

  • Mark Laney

Marc Laney began his journey with Ozark Natural Foods Co-Op as a skeptical college student. Drawn in by the fresh produce, he quickly transformed from a casual customer to a dedicated employee.

While working at the Co-Op, Marc experienced a shift in perspective. He witnessed how the Co-Op prioritized values over profits, fostering a strong sense of community among its members. Unlike large corporations, Ozark's emphasis on sustainability and ethical sourcing has made it a hub for conscious consumers.

Marc's time at the Co-Op cemented his belief in the power of the cooperative model. Local partnerships and a focus on ethical sourcing make for a purchasing experience that's grounded in trust and pride.

Today, Marc isn't just an employee; he's a devoted member of a community that cherishes sustainability, ethical sourcing, and the betterment of its local environment.

What You Will Learn In This Episode:
Discover the significance of supporting neighborhood farmers in creating a sustainable, quality-driven future.
Apprehend the advantages of joining a Co-Op, such as cost savings and increased community engagement.
Recognize the stringent safety measures Co-Ops took to weather the pandemic storm.
Comprehend how the Co-Op model prioritizes ethical values over monetary gains, paving the way for a conscientious marketplace.
Analyze the opportunities for ingenuity and progress offered by the collaborative nature of the Co-Op model.
All this and more on this episode of Ozark Natural Foods The Co-Op Podcast.

Important Links and Mentions In This Episode:
Visit Ozark Natural Foods in Fayetteville to experience the community and locally sourced food.
Check out the Taproom at Ozark Natural Foods for a variety of beverage options and prepared foods.
Purchase organic and locally sourced produce and groceries from Ozark Natural Foods to support sustainable and healthy food practices.
Connect with like-minded individuals at Ozark Natural Foods to build a stronger community around food and nutrition.
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