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1620 Fort Riley Blvd, Suite 101
Manhattan, KS 66502

(785)539-4811

People's Grocery Cooperative Exchange is a member-owned food store in Manhattan, Kansas specializing in local, organic, natural and allergen-free food options. Our knowledgable and caring staff is dedicated to a sustainable lifestyle, especially as we continue to grow. We offer a wide variety of bulk products, organic and local produce and meats, an extensive supplement and herb selection, a natural grocery department with a focus on small and sustainable companies and deli where everything is homemade. Stop by and grab the most sustainable sandwich and town and check out our selection. You will not be disappointed! 

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Cooperative Principles

People’s Grocery adheres to seven Cooperative Principles as adopted by the International Cooperative Alliance in 1995.


The Seven Cooperative Principles

  1. Voluntary and Open Ownership – regardless of race, gender, or creed; participation is voluntary.
  2. Democratic Owner Control – one Owner, one vote. At People’s, policy and strategic direction are determined by an elected Board of Directors, which meets monthly. Owners elect Directors and vote on major issues each January at the Annual Meeting.
  3. Owners’ Economic Participation – Owners contribute equally to the capital of the Cooperative.
  4. Autonomy and Independence – controlled by Owners; agreements with other organizations must ensure that Owners retain democratic control and that the cooperative remains autonomous.
  5. Education, Training and Information – educate staff, Owners, and Directors so that they can, in turn, contribute effectively to the Cooperative.
  6. Cooperation among Cooperatives – work together to best serve their Owners and to strengthen the cooperative movement as a whole.
  7. Concern for Community – work for the sustainable development of communities through the development and participation of the Ownership