Store Manager Kevin Jacobs and Grocery Manager Kent Toms reacted so quickly to help our neighboring communities during the recent Hurricane Igor Disaster. They very quickly engaged local fishermen and recreational boat owners to ferry groceries and supplies to families on Random Island and in the Burgoyne’s Cove areas which were cut off from the rest of the province. The Co-op raised thousands of dollars through in-store and corporate donations to supply hundreds of families who were impacted by the storm. The store proved once again they are a valuable part of our community, and their actions encouraged other stores in our community to also get involved in flood relief activities.
The management and staff of the Clarenville Area Consumers Co-operative continue to provide excellence in customer service, dependability, and reliability over 8,500 members in Clarenville and the surrounding areas. The “Co-op”, as it is most often referred to, continues to return profits to their membership with $15 in sales annually. With healthy revenues, the membership recently voted in favor of a new gas bar and auto wash centre proposed by Co-op Board of Directors. The new gas bar, convenience store and auto was centre will be constructed in 2011, adding new employment to the already 65 or so staff who work there now. The staff members of the Co-op consistently strive for quality improvement and assurance in all departments.