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Consumer Cooperatives

Definition:

Businesses owned and run by the customers themselves with the goal being improved service rather than improved profits. Members govern the cooperative, usually through a democratic process. Profits generated by the cooperative are returned to the members based upon their use of the cooperative's services.

Example of Consumer Cooperatives:

Consumer cooperative allows community members to contribute in their area’s food distribution sectors.
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