What is the history of the Fredericton Co-Op

A Quick History

In the spring of 1973 the Fredericton Direct Charge CO-OP was organized by a small group of people who wanted to provide themselves with products and services. The store officially opened in 1974, serving a membership of about 500 families with groceries, meat, produce and a gas bar.

Through the years Fredericton Co-Op has expanded numerous times, the latest major one being completed in October of 2002.This was necessary so we could accommodate all the local residents who were interested in joining! We have members that even live as far away as Chipman and Nakawic and travel to shop at their store on a regular basis! We have also experienced a number of renovations and upgrades to keep our building up to date and to ensure we are able to serve

Fredericton Co-Op is now the only Independently Owned Grocer/One Stop Shopping Retailer in the city of Fredericton. (That means that money doesn’t leave our community but stays here because the people who own the store LIVE HERE TOO!) We support our community by raising funds for local charities, donating to various youth groups, supporting other local businesses through our “Capital Area Buyers Club”, awarding scholarships each year to members and their families and by buying as much product as we can locally (especially from our farming friends!)

Today, Fredericton Co-op and their 9,000 owners are proud to be able to celebrate their 39th year in business We are very proud of our successes over the past years ….and we continue to grow because of the people that own the store are such strong supporters!