- Calgary Co-op
Calgary Co-operative Association Limited (commonly referred to as Calgary Co-op) is a retail cooperative operating in Calgary, Alberta, Canada.
Opened in the 1940s as a food store operated by the United Farmers of Alberta in Calgary and eventually changing hands to the Alberta Co-operative Wholesale Association (ACWA) in 1951, the Calgary Co-operative Association was founded to operate the Calgary food store independently of the ACWA, partially due to member dissatisfaction with how the ACWA managed the venture. The Calgary Co-operative association purchased the Calgary store from ACWA in 1956 for $58,000.
Calgary Co-op manages over $288 million in assets with 23 food stores, 26 gas bars, 17 liquor stores and 7 travel offices operating in the Calgary area, including the communities of Airdrie, Strathmore, and Okotoks, and as of November 2 2008, a home health care subsidiary also located in Calgary. Throughout these locations, the co-operative has over 435,000 members across southern Alberta. Calgary Co-op is a member of Federated Co-operatives.
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