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The Political Power of Cooperation

An Open Letter to Our Elected Representatives

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Allan Reetz
Allan Reetz Director of Public and Government Affairs, Hanover Co-op Food Stores
About Hanover Co-op Food Stores

The Hanover Co-op Food Stores—also known as the Hanover Consumer Cooperative Society—is owned by more than 24,000 members. The Co-op seeks to build a well-nourished community cultivated through cooperation. From its founding in 1936 by 17 Dartmouth College professors and their spouses, the Hanover Co-op is now one of the oldest and largest of its kind in the United States. In recent years, this business has served more than 5,000 customers a day. For more than 85 years, this cooperative has stood by its founding commitment to buying locally produced food and goods. From locations in New Hampshire and Vermont, this consumer-owned business generates sales of $85 million annually from three grocery stores, a community market, and two auto service centers.

Hanover Co-op Food Stores
Administrative Offices
224 Holiday Drive
White River Junction, VT 05001

Mailing:
P.O. Box 633
Hanover, NH 03755