2023-2027 Strategic Plan
by Chequamegon Food Co-opPosted February 3, 2023
Early in 2022, the Chequamegon Food Co-op’s (CFC) board of directors charged General manager, Kiersten Galazen with creating a strategic plan. The first part of the process was for the board to review and update the co-op’s Ends Statement. Co-op management then enlisted the input of the ownership through a week-long in-store open space event and a third party administered shopper survey. Meanwhile, the board of directors tabled in-store in conjunction with the open space. Later, the co-op management team held brainstorming sessions around the various points of the co-ops Ends Statement. The management team worked together to write a shared vision based on the idea of, “the co-op in 5 years.” Meetings were held for all interested co-op staff to talk about the shopper survey and the strategic plan. The board discussed various portions of action items they felt were key to the strategic plan at their 2022 annual retreat. Through all these various forms of input, a plan was formed. Checking in on our plan's progress with the management team and BOD will happen every six months, aligning with February's ends report and then in August. The plan will be reassessed and updated as needed.