Expanding Neighborhood Markets
Cooperative Grocers

Cooperative Grocers have experienced a steady expansion over the last two decades.  They have grown from basement operations that offered a limited selection to full service grocers that rival many supermarkets in size.  Wisconsin and Minnesota currently have more than 70 co-ops.  The largest grocers, such as the Wedge in Minneapolis and Mississippi Market in Saint Paul, have become anchors of their respective neighborhoods and compete for customers with traditional supermarkets located nearby.