SLO Natural Foods Co-op: Onward and Upward!
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 Mondays - Saturdays:
8:30am - 7:30pm
Sundays 10am - 5pm 
San Luis Obispo's Neighborhood Market & Member Owned Co-Op
October 15, 2015

New Point of Sale System
for SLO Natural Foods Co-op
If you’ve shopped at the Co-op this week, you might have seen that we’re having a new Point of Sale (POS) system installed which will take the place of our separate POS and membership database. This is one of the long hoped-for improvements that we’re now able to implement and is a major step toward membership in the National Co+op Grocers (NCG). Among many other benefits, membership in NCG will allow us to receive lower wholesale prices, savings which we can then pass on to you.

The new POS will allow for more efficient ordering and inventory control. Also, by integrating membership records we will be able to offer timely and accurate information (such as your current equity balance and renewal date) directly from the registers. In addition, this system will allow us to offer “Members Only” sales as an additional membership benefit.

If you are a member, you will receive your new permanent membership card the next time you shop. Your membership will now renew on your anniversary date instead of running through the calendar year; a notice will come up in the register when your membership fees are due. As always, once you have paid for a full equity share ($300) you will not pay anything more toward your membership again. 
                                   Gwen and the new POS system.
Double discounts will be reverting back to one per month instead of 12 per year. This means that members will have three remaining discounts for 2015 (Oct/Nov/Dec) but instead, we will credit members for six double discounts – two per month – for the rest of 2015. If this still leaves you with fewer than the 12 double discounts that you are entitled to for the calendar year 2015, please bring your membership card in to Gwen, our General Manager, and she will see that the correct number of discounts are applied to your account. Effective Jan 1, 2016, members will be able to use one double discount per month. Regular daily discounts for members remain unchanged.

“Second” memberships will still be in effect but the second cardholder will not have a physical card; instead, their name will be attached to the primary member in the database. If an unused double discount is available for the current month, both the primary and the secondary member will have the option to use it; double discounts will no longer be limited to the primary member.

We ask for your patience as we implement and learn this new POS system. We are scheduled to go live on Thursday, October 15th and we look forward to being better able to serve you!
Thanks for reading, being a Co-Op Member and supporting Local, Sustainable Community Health. Your support of the store supports local, sustainably grown food and farmers and non-GMO standards.
If you've any questions or comments about the newsletter, please contact us at
SLO Natural Foods, 2494 Victoria Ave. San Luis Obispo, CA 93401       805-544-7928