The Merc Co+op’s charitable giving program Change for our Community is celebrating four years of giving back to the community. Since it began in January 2014, Change has raised more than $280,000 for over three dozen local organizations.
To do good, we have to do well. The Merc Co+op's annual Impact Reports are published every November. Each report is a comprehensive review on the co-op's activities throughout the preceding year. Impact Reports are intended to give shareholders and other interested people information about our activities and performance as a business.
On Friday, November 1 at 6 p.m., co-op owners are invited to our Annual Co-op Meeting to be held at Cider Gallery. Ticket sales will begin at noon on October 1 and are available in store and online at www.themerc.coop/acm. Meeting tickets are $5 for adults and free for children under 18.*
The Merc Co+op’s Board of Directors represents all 8,100+ owners and shapes the vision for the co-op while evaluating the current performance of the business. The Board of Directors is comprised of nine co-op owners who are elected by the general ownership and serve three year terms. Claim one of your most powerful rights of co-op ownership and vote in our 2019 board elections!
On Thursday, your co-op and the Unified Government of WyCo/KCK hosted a groundbreaking ceremony to launch construction on the new store at 5th & Minnesota. All together, approximately 250 people were in attendance, including: Mayor David Alvey, Rep. Tom Burroughs, the KCK City Commission, seven of our nine board members, the media and our future neighbors.
Your co-op is constantly focused on improving the shopping and dining experience. To that end, we will be updating our deli and back of house production areas.
Phase One of this refresh will begin Sunday, July 7. During this week, our kitchen, bakery and meat & seafood area will receive new walls, floors, fixtures and equipment. In addition, our deli service counter and sandwich station will be updated with new countertops and equipment. In the cafe, we will install a new reverse osmosis water station.