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Proudly Serving Our Members for Over 75 Years

The Consumers Cooperative Society of Santa Monica was formed in 1936 by a small group of individuals working together to enhance the lives of members and their community.

Now close to 30,000 members strong, the Santa Monica Co-Op is dedicated to providing a variety of services our members need. At the same time, we are committed to supporting local communities through education, financial literacy and community service.

Officers Elected at CCSSM Annual Meeting

The 2014 Annual Business Meeting of the Volunteer Board of Directors of the Consumers Cooperative Society of Santa Monica was held on Saturday, January 25. Belva Roberts and Mary Yasui-Yamabe were elected to fill two vacant director positions.

The Co-Op that Changed the South
by David Thompson

It was a small cooperative store on a little known island off the coast of South Carolina. During the harshest days of the civil rights struggle, embattled black leaders came through its doors seeking inspiration.

Among the legendary leaders who visited the co-op were: Ralph Abernathy, Dorothy Cotton, Conrad Brown, Fannie Lou Hamer, Martin Luther King Jr…

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This article was published in the Cooperative Business Journal, February 14, 2014

Did you know?

  • Over 1 billion people are members of cooperatives worldwide.1
  • It is estimated that cooperatives account for more than 100 million jobs around the world, 20% more than multinational enterprises.1
  • In the United States, more than 29,000 co-operatives operate in every sector of the economy and in every congressional district. Americans hold over 350 million co-operative memberships. 2
  • Land O’ Lakes, Ace Hardware and Ocean Spray are cooperatives.

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