New Index Measures How Co-ops Benefit Communities

http://www.popularresistance.org/new-index-measures-how-co-ops-benefit-communities/

Overall, the 10 largest consumer co-operatives outperform the major supermarkets by 2.6 percentage points, with co-operatives overall investing 6.3% of pre-tax profits in helping communities compared to only 3.7% of the supermarkets. Given the resource cost of investing time and energy into community investment activities and reporting, it is all the more impressive. The multi-billion pound turnover enjoyed by most of the supermarkets gives them access to resources and expertise not available to all, but the very largest co-operatives.

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