If you live in the Twin Cities area of Minnesota, you might have visited the annual Seward Arts Festival last weekend which featured more than 200 artists, musicians and peformers, with open studios, performance and live music events throughout the neighborhood.
Seward Community Co-op timed their Principle Six launch event to coincide with this festival. The co-op offered food, prizes and specials to introduce the community to our new Co-operative Trade Movement, a joint project of Equal Exchange, Seward Community Co-op and five other leading co-ops across the country.
By all accounts, it was a huge success! There were demos of P6 products, one-day specials on P6 items throughout the store, and shopping cart give aways for those who purchased $20 or more in P6 products. From this month on, Seward Co-op shoppers will be able to see on their receipts the percentage of their purchases that are P6… meaning the percentage of their total shopping dollars which they spent on products meeting our highest values: co-operatively owned, small farmer/producer, and local.
Read more about Seward Community Co-op’s Principle Six launch here.
Read the front page coverage of Principle Six on last Saturday’s Star Tribune business section here.