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Notes from the GM

January 2019

New! Year! I hope it’s happy,  I hope it’s healthy! It’s also important to remember that there is no magic switch, no easy turning of the dial; we are all always in process.

Just like an individual, Daily is always in process, too.  We have new staff, new items, new procedures, new plans for the store.

In the retail world, January and February are the time to regroup.  Post-holidays, we go from being slow to the gradual rebuild of the rhythm of the year.  Daily has some internal and external projects going on, and I hope that excitement radiates out to our customers.  We also are working on a refresh of the sales floor and better customer offerings for coffee, tea, and grab & go items.

Also, a reminder that we open at 8am now--every day!  We would love to become a part of your morning routine--coffee, coconut water, protein bar, snack for later… grab some local produce while thinking ahead toward dinner.  Let us know what we can do to be a more integral part of your everyday lives.

Another refresh coming up for us in January is a newly designed website.  We are v. excited about the new look, more detailed information, and a new blog.  Still all located at the URL  The blog will be updated a couple of times a week, with posts including wellness information, produce highlights, grower or vendor profiles, or national trends.  Explore these new avenues of communication with Daily.

Welcome to 2019-  We look forward to processing with you and our community!


Owner-Member Specials and Daily Deals for Everyone will continue to be updated bi-monthly with new specials taking effect on the 1st and 16th of each month.
*NEW* Produce Specials will now be updated weekly.
Check our website or in-store signs for new specials throughout the month! Click each image to see larger files.
Landon Bubb and Tina Patterson just returned from a Cooperative Board Leadership 101 training conference at French Broad Co-op in Asheville. 
The goal of the CBL 101 training program is to create a solid foundation which ensures that boards and managers have a shared understanding of roles and responsibilities, shared and cooperative principles and values, cooperative governance and leadership, and basics of organizational finance.
If you want to learn more about this conference come to the board meeting taking place on January 8th!

More Updates:

The next board meeting is set for 7pm on Tuesday, January 8th at Collective Harvest (940 W. Broad St. Suite B)! All Owner-Members are welcome. There will be an open member forum.

Since January 2nd, Daily Groceries has opened at 8am, everyday. Closing hours will not change. We will continue to close at 9pm, everyday. 

Daily is officially plastic bag free at the cashier kiosk! Let's celebrate this by loving the earth today!

Theo Horne has taken over Kelsey Young's position as Marketing and Outreach Coordinator! Give him a shout out if you see him at Daily and feel free to send him an email with any questions or suggestions!
Here's a list of Fun Facts to help you get to know the new voice of Daily: He recently adopted a dog named Marge (who he sometimes refers to as Margarine), his favorite local drag queen is Video Tronic, coconola granola is his #1 bulk bin snack, and his favorite book is Alma Rose by Edith Forbes. Feel free to bring up any of these points to work your way into an hour long convo! 

We are currently putting together a new member volunteer program! This program will focus on outreach opportunities and community building! We're very excited about what's in the works, so stay tuned to hear about upcoming opportunities. 

December's contributions to our Daily Change Fund have come to an end. Together, through 422 individual contributions, we raised $186.03 to be split between the NEGA Food Bank and Athens' Land Trust! Let's keep it up in January as we fundraise for NEGA Food Bank and Wholesome Wave! Interested in applying to be a recipient of the fund? Pick up an application in the store or email us at!

Lastly, Happy New Year! We're so grateful for each of you and the contributions you make to Daily + the larger community. We can't wait to see what this year brings!

Cooperative Principle 7

Concern for Community -
Cooperatives work for the sustainable development
of their communities through policies approved by their members

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