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ladyjules08 February 22, 2014 at 11:42 PM
Maybe it's because they treat their team members terribly. Or maybe it's because they have refused Read Moretheir team members pay raises for 2 years now (using the opening of Whole Foods as a reason for the initial freeze, but never lifting said freeze even though they claim that Whole Foods did not hurt them financially). Take the time and stop and talk to their team members, you will find that most of them are not happy because of how the co-op is poorly run, specifically by upper management. And as far as overcoming Trader Joe's and Whole Foods, they may have withstood it financially, but they hurt their reputation by being unprofessional and poor sports by putting down those establishments publicly. If you don't believe me check out their public board meeting notes. I expect more from a cooperative. I was a die hard shopper at the Davis Co-Op until I started to learn how unhappy their team members were and how incredibly threatened they were by the opening of Whole Foods. So much so that they refer to them as the "enemy". I know this because I was a super worker there the summer before Whole Foods opened. And honestly, I was embarrassed by their behavior.
Smorty February 24, 2014 at 10:08 AM
With Trader Joes, Whole Foods and Farmers Market ... maybe the CO-OP has outlived its usefulness.
a_newman_cpa February 25, 2014 at 02:01 AM
There is not really much we can do. I was at the board meeting tonight. The board was not willing Read Moreto discuss or comment on the firing. This is legalese for " we are going to ask our lawyer what we can say". One past board member implied that this was ongoing issue that the board had tried to resolve with Eric for a while. Sandy, Eric's wife stated categorically that neither she nor Eric were aware of any such communication. But don't worry. It doesn't matter. It's just business....and I'm taking mine to whole foods and trader joes. They don't pretend to be a cooperative.
Carl Petersen III February 24, 2014 at 06:35 PM
A response to a comment that is misquoted. One of the quotes that I focus on in this week's blog:Read Moreht tp://goo.gl/L5mPCw
Libi Uremovic February 08, 2014 at 09:09 PM
it's a community newspaper - it's up to the community to publish what's important toRead Morethem... ------ --------------------------------------------------------------------- one of the patch editors taught blogging classes at a library to teach his community before he was terminated .... maybe he knew what was coming...
sara Caulfield February 06, 2014 at 10:09 AM
There have been two articles in the Davis Enterprise that are available online. Feb. 4Read Morehttp://www.da visenterprise.com/local-news/crime-fire-courts/crash-victim-grateful-for-kindness-of-strangers/ Feb. 6. http://www.davisenterprise.com/local-news/crime-fire-courts/not-guilty-plea-for-driver-accused-of-causing-fatal-davis-crash/
Bill Kendrick February 07, 2014 at 01:24 PM
Probably because:Read Morehttp://www.nytimes.com/2014/01/30/business/media/aols-struggling-patch-unit-has-mo re-layoffs.html
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