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August Manager's Message

August 3, 2017

Summer is quickly coming to an end, but we’ve been working hard in-store to prepare everyone for “Back-to-School Fun”! Are you ready? New products, new hot bar options, and slowly creating a new, improved in-store experience through customer service, member perks, and resetting our shelves with your product requests!

We took advantage of these slower summer months to brainstorm how we (staff & board members) could enhance the overal…

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July Manager's Message

June 29, 2017

Summer solstice has come and gone, and the longest day of the year is behind us already. Independence Day celebrations, fireworks, and cook outs are now on the very near horizon and nothing says summer-time like fresh corn, watermelons and peaches, all of which are found right here at your local food co-op.  So far, for June we have seen a total of 6% growth over last year’s sales. This means that more people are shopping at the co-op; more peopl…

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Meet Team Member: Joey Geier

June 19, 2017

Joey has been a part of the Co-op since before we even opened the doors!

He is our customer service manager and manages the wellness and coffee departments as well! Originally from Tampa Florida, he has lived in the Upstate for 14 years and attended USC Upstate for Non-Profit Administration and worked for Little River Roasting for many years.

His favorite part about working at the Co-op is interacting with customers and his favorite produ…

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DIY Beard Oil for Father's Day

June 12, 2017

 

Make dad a handmade gift this Father’s Day that he will love using!  Is your dad clean-shaven?  No worries; this recipe can also be used to create a DIY cologne!  Jojoba is relaxing and is easily absorbed into the skin. Almond oil will soften dad’s prickliest hairs. The blend of tea tree, cedar wood, and orange is both soothing and invigorating. 

Follow the two easy steps below to make this DIY gift. 

 

 

 

 

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Manager's Message: June

June 5, 2017

"If half of our owners spent $5 per day, every day, we would be making some serious progress."

With the summer approaching quickly, it is now June, and we are almost to the half way point of the year. The weather is changing to the perfect temperatures for a day on the boat at the lake, or a weekend trip to the ocean. We’ve had an excellent start to the first half of the year at Hub City Co-op, and on behalf of the staff I’d like to thank yo…

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New Product Alert: Salazon Chocolate Bars

June 4, 2017

Salazon chocolate bars are made with 100% organic certified, fair trade cacao sourced exclusively from the Dominican Republic and natural, solar evaporated sea salt. They are all vegan and soy free too!

The bars from their Trail Series (which are the ones we carry!) support the Appalachian Trail Conservancy, Pacific Crest Trail Association, and the Continental Divide Trail Coalition. 

​From their website: "We began to explore a new te…

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Meet Team Member: Lucy Hatfield

May 30, 2017
Lucy is the person you want to talk to if you're interested in bulk herbs and spices. She'll be celebrating one year as a Co-op employee at the end of May! Originally from Florida, she moved to Greenville at 15 but now lives in Spartanburg. Before working at the Co-op she was self-employed making jewelry. She loves working at the Co-op because of the wonderful, caring people that she gets to interact with on a daily basis.
 
Her favorite …

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DIY Bug Repellent

May 16, 2017

Tis the season for spending time outdoors! When gathering with friends and family this Spring and Summer remember to protect yourself from mosquitoes and other insects. Hub City Co-op has all the ingredients you need to prepare your own all natural bug repellent.

DIY Bug Repellent Recipe

Ingredients:

4oz Spray Bottle

2oz Witch Hazel

2oz Filtered Water

20-30 total drops of essential oils (you can use a blend of any of the sug…

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Manager's Message: One Year Mark

May 2, 2017

 Hub City Co-op has passed the one year mark and has come a long way since opening. The co-op has infused our local economy with tens of thousands of dollars with the help of your patronage. We have helped support farms big and small, helped new businesses get off the ground, and inspired others to dream big about the future. In the last year we have seen our ownership grow almost 20% and people have come to incorporate the Co-op as a daily routi…

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Opportunity to Invest in Your Co-op NOW

March 18, 2017

The Hub City Co-op Board of Directors recently announced a re-capitalization campaign for $100,000.  The campaign is planned to raise the funds from the nearly 1800 members of the Hub City Co-op ownership in the next six weeks.

 

Since the campaign was announced over $30,000 has been committed from Hub City Co-op Owners! With your help, the goal can be reached quickly.

 

Hub City Co-op member-owners, many of whom have joined si…

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