Consumers wanting to shop locally, support values-based businesses and find affordable co-ops in their communities can use the new CooperateUSA mobile app and online directory.
CooperateUSA.coop and the CooperateUSA app are free resources and provide access to 29,000 US cooperatives in a variety of industries, including credit unions and financial service, grocery and consumer goods, healthcare, childcare, housing, transportation, utilities and more.
“Cooperatives continue to outperform for-profit businesses when it comes to consumer satisfaction and now consumers have a free resource at their fingertips that will enable them to experience the co-op difference firsthand,” said Liz Bailey, interim President and Chief Executive Officer of National Cooperative Business Association (NCBA). “It’s never been easier for consumers to shop locally, support values-based businesses and create jobs in their local communities.”
The CooperateUSA.coop online directory offers a co-op locator to search nearby co-ops or co-ops nationwide and provides information and web links to each cooperative.
“National Cooperative Bank is thrilled to be a part of the CooperateUSA mobile app,” stated Chuck Snyder, President and CEO, NCB. “Many people shop at cooperatives and purchase co-op products everyday without knowing much about cooperatives. This tool helps build awareness of this successful business model and makes it easier than ever for consumers to live cooperatively.”