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Greetings Daily Groceries Co-op community,


Welcome to the very first issue of the Daily Groceries Co-op Newsletter official re-launch!

In our continuing effort to keep you well informed on all the current events at Daily, we have added this monthly newsletter to our existing communications repertoire. We are all very excited by this new format and are looking forward to the opportunity every month to update our wonderful co-op community on all the new developments and exciting happenings in our store as well as the co-op at large.

I am very pleased to be able to kick off this inaugural August issue with another even more exciting announcement. Daily Groceries Co-op has hired a new General Manager!

Kara Brown has accepted the position of General Manager and will be joining our team in the coming days. Kara brings with her a wealth of cooperative experience and as a native Georgian is passionate about the local food system and continuing to develop the co-op’s role in supporting the whole of the community of Athens. Please join us in welcoming her into the Daily Groceries family and offer her a warm Daily greeting when you see her in the store!

With this great new development, my time here at Daily is now coming to a close.

It has been my good fortune to have had the opportunity to be a part of this great co-op community over the past four months in my role as Interim General Manager. I have greatly appreciated your kind words of support, as well as your passion and motivation to help Daily Groceries continue to grow in new ways. I am looking forward to seeing what’s next for the store and what great things the future may bring as Daily Groceries Co-op continues to evolve.

The future looks bright from here.

Thanks to all,

James Morrell
Interim General Manager
CDS Consulting Co-op

NEW SPECIALS!


 
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.

More news and opportunities: 


Athens' summers mean less traffic and slower sales. Fortunately, we have been able to use this extra time to complete important training sessions through our co-op's co-op, NCG (National Co-op Grocers). Our team have attended Marketing, Human Resources, and Grocery Buying Conferences so far. Our Produce Manager will wrap up our summer of professional development with a Produce focused conference mid-August. We also had staff attend the annual CCMA (Consumer Cooperative Management Association) conference.

In addition to our training, our staff member, Matthew Epperson, was invited to give the opening presentation at a summer co-op camp - the Georgia Co-op Council Youth Conference! In a partnership with Athens' Land Trust, we collectively sponsored a local member of the Young Urban Farmers program, Yusuf Ra'aid. Yusuf spent a week learning about co-ops and touring several of the over 300 co-ops in the state of Georgia! 
Yusuf and other campers toured a dairy co-op and got to feed baby calfs!!
In addition to hiring a new GM, we also hired a new Front End Manager (Louis Arnold!) and a new Produce Manager (Jen Oliver-Provost!). Both new managers have been with Daily for awhile in different roles. Our previous Produce Manager, Jane, has stepped back into her preferred role as Local Produce Buyer. 

We're not done yet, though. We are actively searching for a new Deli Manager. Follow the link below to learn more about the position and to apply!
 
Job Opportunities
Our Outreach team is looking for Owner-Members who are interested in volunteering to represent Daily at local events (like the West Broad Farmer's Market!) as well as folks who would like to be notified of volunteer opportunities that our staff are involved in. We also welcome your input on any volunteer opportunities we might have overlooked! Reply to this email if you are interested in volunteering with us!

Thank you to everyone who filled out our customer survey at the beginning of summer. Your feedback is greatly appreciated and we look forward to sharing the results! One question asked customers to describe Daily using only one word. Check out the responses via the word cloud below!  
Thanks again to all of our 1556 Owner-Members and countless friends in the Athens' Community. Daily would not exist without your continued support. We look forward to seeing everyone during this great local produce season and hope you think of us for all your healthy, back-to-school lunch needs! Keep an eye out for more updates in September! 

"I love how Daily helps me connect and re-connect with members of my community!"


- Chase W.,

Customer Service Team

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