Welcome to the City Foods Cooperative Marketplace!
We are a start-up cooperative in the North Columbia area of Columbia, SC. Our primary focus at this time is to bring a source of healthy, affordable food to an area that currently lacks a true grocery store, forcing many neighborhood residents to rely on canned or boxed foods from convenience and discount stores. What makes us different from other grocery stores that have served this community in the past or are still operating is that we’re a cooperative (learn more about what this means here). We believe that this neighborhood is capable of supporting and investing in a local business and that by working together, we can not only open a store—we can be the owners of Columbia’s next successful local business.
So what’s next for City Foods Cooperative Marketplace? We’re still in the process of creating that together. As a member-owned and controlled cooperative, what we do next depends on you! If you’d like to have a say in our future, consider becoming a member.