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Brittany Baird

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

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(267) 254-5079

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Operational and Financial Improvement

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  • Profile Overview arrow
  • Profile Overview
  • Articles from CDS Consulting publications
  • Articles in Cooperative Grocer or other publications
  • Other works by Brittany Baird

Brittany Baird is an operations and management consultant who has dedicated her life’s work to assisting cooperatives and natural foods stores.

Since her first job sweeping the floor of the local health food store, Brittany has been developing a keen understanding of the inner workings of the natural food industry.  Over her career, Brittany has worked as store manager of Big Bear Natural Foods, in Morrisville, Pa, grocery manager of Weavers Way Co-op in Philadelphia, PA as well as general manager of both the Belfast Food Co-op in Belfast, Maine, and Creekside Food Co-op in Elkins Park, Pennsylvania.  Brittany is honored to work with value-driven businesses and is in awe of the power co-ops have to revolutionize their local economy and create cultures of community.

Brittany specializes in working with co-ops who need assistance navigating sudden management transitions, improving net profit and sales growth, or developing plans for operational efficiency.  Brittany has also worked extensively with boards of directors and co-op staff, facilitating critical conversations, and encouraging growth through the mediation of conflicting viewpoints.  She uses her strong interpersonal skills to engage stakeholders at all levels of the organization to work toward common goals.  Brittany loves what she does because she "believes that co-ops are the key to a healthy food system". As an experienced interim general manager, Brittany works quickly to triage and prioritize issues facing the co-op and to form relationships with staff that ensure the stability of the business. 

Brittany's services include:

“ Brittany engages stakeholders, works collaboratively with those of different viewpoints, and provides everyone with a sense that, in her hands, the business is heading in the right direction. ”

Jon Roesser, General Manager, Weavers Way Co-op, Philadelphia, Pa

“ Brittany has been instrumental in contributing to the success of our company. We highly recommend that any retailer take advantage of her experience and knowledge in the industry. ”

Abdul Gardee, Owner, Big Bear Natural Foods, Morrisville, Pa

“ Brittany's vision, leadership, financial acumen, and operational knowledge turned our organization around in a short time and set us on a clear course for future growth. We would not be where we are currently without her influence. ”

Doug Johnson, General Manager, Belfast Co-op, Belfast, ME