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Encyclopedia > PCC Natural Markets
PCC Natural Markets
Type Consumers' Co-operative
Founded 1953 (Seattle, Washington)
Headquarters Seattle, Washington
Key people Tracy Wolpert, CEO
Industry Grocery store
Products Organic food
Revenue $93 million USD (2005)[1]
($35M)
Slogan "Fresh Flavors. Local roots."
Website www.pccnaturalmarkets.com

PCC (Puget Consumers Cooperative) Natural Markets is a food cooperative based in Seattle, Washington. With over 35,000 members, it is the largest consumer-owned food cooperative in the United States.[2]. Both members and non-members may shop at the retail locations, but members receive certain discounts. Image File history File links PCC_logo. ... Consumers Co-operation is a form of capitalism that is oriented toward service rather than pecuniary profit. ... 1953 (MCMLIII) was a common year starting on Thursday. ... Nickname: The Emerald City Location of Seattle in King County and Washington Coordinates: Country United States State Washington County King County Incorporated December 2 1869  - Mayor Greg Nickels Area    - City 369. ... Nickname: The Emerald City Location of Seattle in King County and Washington Coordinates: Country United States State Washington County King County Incorporated December 2 1869  - Mayor Greg Nickels Area    - City 369. ... Chief Executive Officer (CEO) is the job of having the ultimate executive responsibility or authority within an organization or corporation. ... This Flagship Randalls store in Houston, Texas is an example of a supermarket. ... An organically-grown apple. ... Revenue is a U.S. business term for the amount of money that a company earns from its activities in a given period, mostly from sales of products and/or services to customers. ... The United States dollar is the official currency of the United States. ... Image File history File links Green_Arrow_Up_(Darker). ... Look up slogan in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... A website (or Web site) is a collection of web pages, typically common to a particular domain name or subdomain on the World Wide Web on the Internet. ... Co-op redirects here. ... City nickname Emerald City City bird Great Blue Heron City flower Dahlia City mottos The City of Flowers The City of Goodwill City song Seattle, the Peerless City Mayor Greg Nickels County King County Area   - Total   - Land   - Water   - % water 369. ... Consumers Co-operation is a form of capitalism that is oriented toward service rather than pecuniary profit. ...


PCC was started in 1953 and continues to function member-owned and operated. The members govern through established bylaws and yearly elect a Board of Trustees (who represent the interests of the members). Like other grocery cooperatives, the profits from the retail store operations go directly back into the stores or to the community (through classes, education or charitable efforts).


Current PCC programs include:

501(c)(3) is a provision of the US tax code that provides exempt status, for Federal income tax purposes, for some non-profit organizations in the United States (see 26 U.S.C. Â§ 501(c)(3)). The term refers to: Section 501. ... Sustainable agriculture integrates three main goals: environmental stewardship, farm profitability, and prosperous farming communities. ... Organic cultivation of mixed vegetables in Capay, California. ...

Relationship with Madison Market

PCC has a supporting relationship with Central Co-Op's Madison Market, a grocery co-op operating in Capitol Hill. In 1978, Captiol Hill Co-op dissolved for financial reasons and PCC agreed to provide technical and financial assistance for the Central Co-Op to replace it, and to not compete in the same operating area.[3][4] Capitol Hill Capitol Hill is the second most densely populated neighborhood in Seattle, Washington, United States, after Belltown (the north part of downtown). ...


Notes

  1. ^ PCC Natural Markets 2005 Annual Report, PCC Natural Markets, 2005.
  2. ^ PCC website
  3. ^ Madison Market Natural News September 2006
  4. ^ PCC History

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