C.E. Pugh

National Co+op Grocers

C.E. Pugh is CEO of National Co+op Grocers (NCG), the business services cooperative for retail food co-ops located throughout the U.S. NCG’s 145 member and associate co-ops operate more than 200 storefronts in 37 states with combined annual sales of nearly $2.1 billion.

A native of southwest Virginia, C.E. has spent his entire adult life in the grocery industry. He views improving the food system as a spiritual endeavor and believes food co-ops will continue to lead in creating more just and sustainable local food economies.