We initially launched our Essentials program as a way to make our food available to a wider community. The program ensured that essentials—basic natural foods—were affordable and accessible to everyone, regardless of their budget or income level.
Currently, through our partnership with National Co-op Grocers, we’ve had the opportunity to increase the number of items we offer at everyday low prices. By offering better prices on a wider range of products in our stores, we’re able to go beyond just the essentials. Thus, we’ve changed the name of the program to Co+op Basics.
With Co+op Basics, you’ll find low prices on many popular grocery and household items. From milk to ground turkey to cereal, you’ll find both new value-priced brands as well as the same low prices that we offered on our Essentials items.
Don’t worry, we aren’t lowering our product standards or paying our farmers and employees any less. We’re simply committed to improving our selection of items so that everyone can buy their essentials at the co-op, even when money is tight. You’ll find a growing list of over 300 Co+op Basics items in our stores. Looking to save? Look for the purple Co+op Basic tag on our shelves.
Everyone can benefit from these lower prices – no need to enroll in a special program.
We recommend the following delicious meals made with Co+op Basics ingredients: