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Don Moffitt

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Durham, North Carolina

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(919) 812-3474

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Expansion and Business Planning

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

Don Moffitt’s career has spanned thirty years of leadership in multiple business environments, including retail store operations, new store development, and project management.

For two decades, he held a number of positions with Whole Foods Market, including VP of Store Development and President/ COO of the Southeast region. In 2000 he began advising food industry startups and established businesses.

Recently, he was project manager for the startup food co-op Durham Co-op Market. In addition to his extensive retail experience, he served as an elected member of the Durham City Council.  Don also has a professional BArchitecture from the University of Texas at Austin and an MBA from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

Don thrives in atmospheres that demand initiative, improvement and collaboration, which is why he enjoys assisting co-op clients with their business growth and development as community leaders.  He understands that technical assistance for cooperatives includes delivering on the needs of owners and the community.

“I work with co-ops because of their contribution to local economic development, as well as how they serve as a Third Place in their community,” he said.  Don’s skills include early stage development assistance, expansion planning, pro formas and financial feasibility work, real estate support and coaching, “I measure my success by the success of my clients.”

Don’s services include:

“ Don Moffitt's tireless work as project manager was probably the single-biggest driver of Durham Co-op Market's successful startup. He has a passion for community service. Don's experience in the grocery business gives him the ability to chart the long term while managing the short term exceptionally well. ”

Michael Bacon, former President, Durham Co-op Market, Durham, N.C.

“ Don combined extensive experience in natural-food-store design, site selection, operations and management with excellent financial skills. He built strong relationships with key stakeholders through careful listening and close collaboration. He played a key role in site acquisition, pro-forma development, community fundraising, lender relationships and equipment selection. I highly recommend him! ”

Leila Wolfrum, General Manager, Durham Co-op Market, Durham, N.C.