Owner Rights and Benefits

As a Willy Street Co-op Owner, you can:*​

  1. Receive discounts on products​​
    • Take advantage of Owner Rewards sales and sign up to receive the flyer by email
    • Get 10% off wellness and bodycare items on the first Wednesday of each month (Wellness Wednesday)
    • Receive the sale price on the products featured as part of each week's Meat Sale Thursday
  2. Receive discounts when you buy products in large amounts
  3. Order products that are not normally sold at the Co-op
  4. Receive discounts on in-store cooking classes and presentations
  5. Celebrate with other Owners at the Annual Meeting and Party
  6. Receive the Reader with monthly information, discounts and recipes from the Co-op (in the mail or sign up to receive it by email)
  7. Vote in Willy Street Co-op elections and run for election on the Board of Directors
  8. Share your opinion about Co-op projects and participate on Owner advisory groups
  9. Sign up for the Access Discount Program, if you have a financial need​
  10. Receive a 5% discount on Reader advertising

When Willy Street Co-op makes a profit, the Board of Directors can decide to give a refund, or money back, to its Owners. Your refund depends on how much you shop at the Co-op during the year. If you receive a refund, you will receive a percentage of the profit as store credit. The rest of the profit is invested, or saved, in your name to support the Co-op as it grows.

As an Owner, you support the goals of Willy Street Co-op to:

  • be part of an active community that is financially responsible and cares for the environment.
  • support small, local, and cooperative farms and businesses.
  • be a great place to work, offering employees great pay, health care and retirement benefits, and the opportunity to participate in company decisions.
  • support the community by giving money, or grants, to local nonprofit groups for programs that involve food, nutrition and well-being, sustainable agriculture, cooperative education and social change.

As an Owner of Willy Street Co-op you will join many people in the community to build a local business that is responsible, cares for people in the community and listens to the opinions of its Owners and employees.

*Benefits are limited to Willy Street Co-op Owners only.