2018 Annual Report

You’re local and so are we. Local is our thing. And together, we’ve done great things over the past year.

These days, it seems every grocery store claims to be “local.” Calgary Co-op’s roots go back to Alberta’s farmers and ranchers and our first food store that opened in 1956. You could say the Calgary Co-op was here before local was even a thing.

As a member-owner of Calgary Co-op you’ve supported local producers and local jobs. You’ve helped investment stay in the Calgary area, and helped your neighbours through local charities and community organizations.

We’ve honoured our tradition of providing you with a local, independent shopping alternative. As a member-owned and locally operated co-operative, we’re always evolving to meet the changing needs of our community and respond to market and economic forces. We owe it to our members to ensure the businesses we operate remain profitable and provide a return through the annual member refund each year.

2018 in Review

2018 highlights from Board Chair, Patricia McLeod and CEO, Ken Keelor

2018 Member Patronage

Calgary Co-op members received $31.5 million through the annual member refund: $7.8 million was paid in share equity and $23.7 million was paid in cash.

The 2018 annual member refund for purchases made from Oct. 29, 2017, to Nov. 3, 2018, is as follows:

  • 2% refund on purchases from our food, convenience, home health care, and wine, spirits and beer stores
  • 2% refund on all pharmacy purchases, including the full cost of prescriptions and professional services, even if all or some is covered through benefits
  • 6 ¢ per litre refund on all fuel purchases including gas, diesel and auto propane from our gas stations

Annual Reports

Financial information, board reports other annual highlights.