Cooperative Ownership

What is a Co-Op?

A cooperative, or co-op, buys and sells products or services just like any other business.
The difference is a co-op is owned and governed by its members, the people who use it,
rather than by stockholders. And, profits are reinvested in the co-op or distributed to its
members. Cooperatives adhere to a set of seven cooperative principles that guide how the
business is run and how decisions are made.

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