|Co-op Expands into New Spaces, New Directions|
By Joe Romano,
While every New Year brings new ideas and opportunities for change, 2014 at GreenStar promises a bumper crop of great new projects, partnerships, and initiatives. We've all been working hard to improve and grow our co-op to better serve our community in a variety of ways.
Sunday, 01 December 2013 21:53
By Sadie Hays, L.Ac., MSOM,
Co-Owner, Ithaca Community Acupuncture, P.C.
The Year of the Co-op, 2012, was noteworthy here in Ithaca especially because of the flourishing life of cooperatives in our community. We've got the usual co-op suspects — food stores, housing, bookstores. But 2012 was also a remarkable year for a different co-op: People's Organization of Community Acupuncture (POCA), based in Portland, Oregon. A survey of POCA member clinics showed that community acupuncture clinics provided 753,428 treatments in 2012. Considering that, in 2007, 3.1 million people received acupuncture, the fact that over three-quarter of a million treatments in 2012 were performed in community acupuncture clinics alone shows the power of this movement.
Community acupuncture differs from a typical acupuncture experience in certain ways, but is similar in most respects. In any setting, acupuncture is performed on points located along the fourteen meridians from head to toe; the needles are retained for 30-60 minutes, during which a person rests and maybe even dozes off; and then the needles are removed.
Sunday, 01 December 2013 21:11
Starting in 2014, to help make your shopping experience more of what you want it to be, GreenStar will be replacing 10% on the 10th discount days with U-Pick 10% discounts, allowing you to pick the day and time you want your discount. Got a big basket full of food? Maybe today is the day you pick to get your discount.
The idea is to eliminate the crowding and craziness that the busy 10th of every month has had as a byproduct of these 10% on the 10th Member Appreciation discount days. Now you can feel appreciated without the crowds, because you can pick the day you get your discount.
In the same spirit, we will be offering everyday case sales. The most popular items from our monthly case sales will be on sale every day. Just choose your item from among those displayed in our bulk aisle and get a case sale price anytime.
U-Pick 10% Discount and Everyday Case Sales — just two more ways we're trying to make your co-op a better place to shop
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