What is a co-op?

Simply put, a consumer cooperative is a democratically governed business that puts people before profit. People's Grocery spends 35%+ of its budget on locally-sourced goods and services to promote the Greater Manhattan, KS area's economic stability. The store's surplus is reinvested into the store or given back to the community that we serve - not given to investors. Cooperatives exist in all areas of society from food (like us!) to electricity, water, banking, housing, education, and agriculture. Those who invest in the cooperatives, known as member-owners, are proud to be part of a movement putting their neighbors and community first. Become an owner and shop at People's Grocery, because your dollars stay down the road at local farms and in commercial kitchens. Join now and own a piece of your local grocery store.