New food coop opens in Sher­brooke

Sherbrooke Record - - LOCAL NEWS -

or­ganic Que­bec vine­yards and six from the East­ern Town­ships, as well as a 100 per cent or­ganic fruit and veg­etable sec­tion sourced pri­mar­ily from the re­gion.

A re­gional prod­ucts is­land has also been placed at the en­trance of the store that will pro­mote a lo­cal pro­ducer ev­ery month.

This nearly $3 mil­lion in­vest­ment has en­abled the con­sol­i­da­tion of 30 jobs and the cre­ation of 15 new ones. The com­pany has also demon­strated some ad­di­tional so­cial re­spon­si­bil­ity by us­ing lo­cal so­cial econ­omy or­ga­ni­za­tions to ac­quire, fur­ni­ture, cribs, bags, lo­gos, posters, shelves; and other ma­te­ri­als.

The Coop d'alen­tour opened in 1979 on Welling­ton Street by about ten or­ganic food en­thu­si­asts and has grown to em­ploy more than 115 work­ers and be­come the largest dis­trib­u­tor of or­ganic prod­ucts in Que­bec.

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