Even in this crisis, the Rutland Co-op is not only thriving but surpassing projected sales due to our dedicated staff and wonderful community! It proves how essential small, community focused businesses are in challenging times.
We made up this timeline detailing how the Co-op was doing financially during the first few weeks of the 2020 COVID-19 crisis. Items in purple were actions that federal and local governments took that affected our business, and above in orange are the actions we took to better serve and protect our community.
March 2020 ended almost $30,000 higher in sales than in 2019. During this time of financial uncertainty this is amazing, especially considering that our management has allowed employees who weren’t comfortable working to stay home, giving them the opportunity to return when their situation allows. Those still working are powering through; constantly revising and adapting policies and procedures to reflect the State of Vermont and the CDC’s ever changing guidelines, and still giving you the best customer service possible. It hasn’t been easy, but it is our duty, as well as our honor, to continue to serve our community.
Thank you to our local distributors, farmers, and of course our Member-Owners, customers, and community members that allow us to help you each and every day.
We will get through this together!