PCC Community Markets (PCC), the largest community-owned food market in the U.S. and one of Seattle’s original grocers, today issued its annual Co-op Purposes Report provided in service to the co-op’s membership which grew by 13% in 2021 to more than 102,000 members by year’s end.
PCC is a member-owned and operated co-op with 16 stores serving the Puget Sound area with a mission to ensure good food nourishes the communities it serves while cultivating vibrant, local, organic food systems.
The report begins with a letter to co-op members from newly appointed CEO, Krish Srinivasan, who was previously the co-op’s Chief Financial Officer since 2018:
“After a second full year of social, economic and environmental upheaval stemming from the global pandemic and persistent societal inequities, it is comforting to reflect on the common purpose that unites our co-op: PCC’s vision to inspire and advance the health and well-being of people, their communities and our planet,” said Krish Srinivasan, PCC Community Markets CEO. “I am deeply committed to transparency with our staff and members. Our Co-op Purposes Report is one element of that work that is in service to our members, providing an overview of our collected mission-related work, accomplishments and impact in 2021.”
Read the full release here.