Owner benefit

Patronage Refund

What is a patronage refund?

When co-ops have a surplus (a.k.a. profit) left over at the end of the fiscal year they may distribute the Owners’ share of the surplus back to the Owners in the form of a patronage refund. These profits are distributed in direct proportion to a co-op Owner’s patronage (purchases) and is made up of patronage equity and store credit.