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Employees Take Partial Control of Capitol Hill Grocer in First of its Kind Move in U.S.


[photo courtesy Central Co-op]
Seattle’s Central Co-op recently became the first grocery store in the U.S. to shift from an entirely member-owned store to what’s called a “solidarity co-op,” where members and employees own equal shares of the business. Seattle-based Puget Sound Business Journal reported on the move, which differentiates Central Co-op in the increasingly crowded and competitive natural grocery industry.

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