River Road Team Memebers volunteering at Free Fry Day in Portage.
Our Brand Values
July 20, 2018

What makes Co-op unique?

Among its other qualities, Co-op is Locally Invested, is Community Minded and offers Lifetime Membership Benefits.

Locally Invested

Homestead Co-op is here for you. We live where you live, work where you work and we are helping grow the economy right here. We are your neighbours and we make sustainable investments in the communities we share. Doing business with your Co-op creates good jobs and economic activity close to home – just as it has been since your Co-op opened for business.

Community Minded

A strong social conscience has always been part of how your Co-op operates. Our business has been built on a foundation of community involvement and service. We will run a strong, financially viable business that has the potential to return profits to our members and we invest in the communities in which we operate. We are part of your hometown and care about and support the causes that matter to you, your community and neighbouring communities.

Lifetime Membership Benefits

Your Co-op membership offers you a lifetime of rewards including the promise of high-quality products and service at competitive prices. We also offer the potential for annual cash-back and an equity account that grows over time, as well as the opportunity to get involved as a member-owner. This makes us a different kind of business; our profits are your profits and they are invested directly back into the community through you.


At Co-op, sustainability is more than our environmental commitments and actions—it’s how and why we operate. It takes constant adaptation to meet the changing needs of our members and communities, but each Co-op across Western Canada is built serve their community and can make changes right in their backyard.

Co-op organizes our sustainability efforts in four different categories, allowing us to prioritize activities, measure impact and be accountable to our communities at each level. These initiatives are already underway, and more will be added as our sustainability work progresses.

Convenience, Selection, Quality, Service & More!

Convenience - Co-op stores are built to serve the local community and are typically small to medium sized stores that are easy to get into, easy to shop at and easy to get out of.

Product selection - In addition to a good selection of your favourite national brand products, Co-op has private label products, which offer extra value and a no-hassle guarantee. Learn more about our Co-op Food brands: https://www.food.crs/more/brands

Local products - Co-op buys local products whenever possible. For more information on how your Co-op is truly local, please visit: https://www.food.crs/more/local.

Personalized service - We at Co-op strive to treat each customer as an owner of the business. We try to offer a friendly, pleasant shopping experience. Many people comment on the friendly, down-home, relaxed, rural atmosphere, where the staff know you (and your kids) by name, and where we even sometimes remember your number. High-Performance Service provides a noticeably different experience at the gas pumps.

Co-op Equity and Cash Back - Please see the question: "What is Co-op Equity and Cash Back?" on our Membership FAQ page.

Co-ops support your local community - Please see other pages on our Local tab or our social media accounts on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter to see how Homestead Co-op is involved in your community.

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