|Benefits of Becoming an Owner - It Pays To Be A Co-op Owner|
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It Pays To Be A Co-op OwnerWhen the Co-op's most recent fiscal year ended on September 30, 2012 current Sacramento Natural Foods Cooperative owners had earned $385,552 in discounts on the $1,750,465 that they had invested in their refundable Co-op Fair Share accounts. Here's how the discounts were earned:
In addition, together owners received a $150,000 patronage refund – a return of a portion of the Co-op’s profits based one each owner’s purchases. The average refund was $20.42. Combining the patronage refund with their discounts, owners each earned an average of $72.22 last year – a 30.59 % return on their financial investment in the Co-op.