Our consultants have supported over 250 food co-op expansion projects over the last 30 years. We understand both retail business and cooperative associations and can help you strengthen and integrate best practices for both in your business. We also emphasize the use of data to make important decisions, giving you assurance and advice from respected sources you can trust. From our proprietary customer transaction data, staff survey results, and CoCoFiSt, our recommendations are based on data.
CDS Consulting Co-op has a broad range of services to help, including:
Leadership Development, Startup Co-ops, Capitalization
Expansion Planning, Business Development, Financial Pro Forma, Capital Campaigns
Market/Location Analysis, Real Estate/Expansion Analysis, Consumer Research
Capacity Assessment, Transitional Planning and Coaching
Operational and Financial Improvement
Employee Surveys, Human Resources Systems, Tools and Training