The cooperative difference is our competitive advantage. CDS Consulting Co-op is dedicated to building and strengthening cooperative businesses.
We use assessment, planning, resource access, training, coaching, support, and continuous improvement. We tailor our services to your needs in these comprehensive areas of development:
Our consultants specialize in working with food cooperatives to achieve growth, increase profitability, improve board leadership, strengthen management, and fully serve their members and community. Together, we have over 200 years of combined experience consulting with food co-ops and an average of 22 years in the industry.
We provide top-notch services that are comprehensive and personalized. Our consultants and programs have worked on over 500 projects helping cooperatives achieve their goals.
CDS Consulting Co-op members celebrate receiving the 2014 Howard Bowers Award for Innovation at CCMA, June 2014.
Front row: Thane Joyal, Joel Kopischke, Marilyn Scholl, Mark Goehring
Second row: Leslie Watson, Todd Wallace, Carolee Colter, Jeanie Wells, Patricia Cumbie, Ben Sandel
Third row: Rose Marie Klee, John Foley, Adam Schwartz, Michael Healy, Mel Braverman, Kevin Edberg, Nicole Klimek, Bill Gessner
Not present: Debbie Suassuna, Joan Stockinger, Kate Sumberg, Paul Feiner, Helena O’Connor, Art Sherwood, Mark Mulcahy, Walden Swanson, Pete Hodgson, and Melanie Reid