Co-op Purposes Report


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“Thank you for shopping at our stores this past year and for representing PCC’s vision, mission and values in the communities we serve. After a second full year of social, economic and environmental upheaval stemming from the global pandemic and persistent societal inequities, it is comforting to reflect on the common purpose that unites us: PCC’s vision to inspire and advance the health and well-being of people, their communities and our planet.”
– Krish Srinivasan, CEO
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PCC 2021 Impact: By the Numbers

Aligned with our vision, PCC is committed to a triple bottom line operating model. We balance environmental, social and economic goals while reducing environmental impacts and giving back to the community, including our staff. This comes to life in many ways, such as supporting PCC staff and their career aspirations; building green stores that have standards just as high as the products on our shelves; providing for our neighbors and larger community through grants, donations and sponsorships; and offering fun and educational classes through the PCC Cooking Classes program.

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Serving Our Members

102,066 active members at year’s end; 13% increase in membership from 2020

40 special offers totaling nearly $300 in value for each member

Over $2.4M value in offers that were redeemed

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Supporting Our Communities

Worked with 45+ organizations to support food security system

1.5 million meals provided to local neighborhoods

Connected 14 local, organic farms with 19 partner food banks through PCC Growing for Good program

$117K+ in donations and event sponsorships to local and regional organizations

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Advancing Environmental Sustainability

100% renewable energy; achieved carbon negative store operations

87% of waste diverted from landfills

26% water use reduction per square foot

Approx. 100,000 single-use plastic water bottles eliminated per year through expanded bottle ban

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Educating & Inspiring Through Cooking Classes

7,200+ students participated in classes (virtual and in-person)

483 classes held, 64 in-person

30% of instructors are BIPOC

30 different cuisines showcased

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Focusing on Certified Organic & Local Products

8,600+ organic products offered

7% increase in organic products since 2020

9,000+ local products in stores

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Providing Meaningful Staff Opportunities

90% of our store management positions are filled through promotions of internal candidates

53% of our office staff started their careers at PCC stores

4.38 years: average tenure of unionized PCC store staff — more than double the national average

Take a deeper look at these numbers and other co-op performance metrics from green stores to membership.

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Tracking Our Progress

Learn about how we continued to reduce carbon emissions, added organic products to our stores and remained committed to food security in every community we serve.

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2021: The Year in Stories

PCC’s agility and leadership allowed the co-op to address emerging needs and opportunities in our communities, from taking the lead in allowing reusable containers in-store to facilitating a collaboration between local food banks and major food distributors. These stories and more were showcased in our bimonthly publication “Sound Consumer” that has been informing and inspiring the PCC community since 1961. 

Click the links below to learn more from award-winning journalists about the people, movements and actions shaping our co-op, neighborhoods and planet.

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Photo provided by PCC Community Markets

Supporting & Advancing Organics

New Grants Help Organic Farmers Thrive >
March 2021

Growing for Good >
March 2022

Supported and Advanced Organic as a Climate Change Solution >
April 2021

Can Organic Farming Solve the Climate Crisis? >
March 2021

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PCC Justice, Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Update

In 2021, PCC continued building our culture of learning, compassion and inclusion. We identified that our co-op was in the discovery phase of important JEDI (Justice, Equity, Diversity and Inclusion) work, where we aimed to identify and address gaps in our practices. Our JEDI work is a part of our ongoing operations and we will continue to learn and adjust. PCC’s commitment to JEDI touches every part of our co-op (employment, culture, supplier and product mix, community engagement and giving) and is truly an expression of our mission coming to life every day through every function and at every level.

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Compensation Structure and Philosophy

PCC is committed to being open and transparent with our community. In this spirit, we’re sharing the co-op’s compensation philosophy and structure.

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Financial Statement

Learn more about the co-op’s 2021 financial performance.

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Become a member

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