Milwaukee Journal Sentinel Top Workplaces 2012
Outpost Natural Foods Cooperative
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- HQ location:
- Milwaukee, WI
Serving the greater Milwaukee area since 1970, Outpost Natural Foods Cooperative is a community owned, full service grocery retailer featuring the best in local, natural, Fair Trade and organic foods. Outpost is regularly recognized for its signature made-from-scratch bakery and deli products. Outpost operates three convenient locations at 100 East Capitol Drive, Milwaukee, 7000 West State Street, Wauwatosa, and 2826 South Kinnickinnic Avenue, Milwaukee. It is owned by over 16,000 individuals from Southeastern Wisconsin and employs nearly 300 people.
Its newest publication, GRAZE, is a full color quarterly food and dining magazine that focuses on the real flavors and food personalities of the community. Outpost is the fourth largest cooperatively owned natural foods grocer in the country by sales volume and is a founding organization and proud member of both the National Cooperative Grocers Association and Local First Milwaukee.
“I love my job because of what Outpost stands for and I love doing what I do for Outpost. I can see myself working here for a long time, not to mention most of the people I work with are great!”
“It is a business I feel proud to be a part of. Outpost does such wonderful things for our community. It is a business that really cares and wants to make a difference in people's lives. ”
“The positive attitude of co-workers and supervisors; the encouragement of supervisors.”
“We are given the ability to work and lead without being micro-managed. If a problem does arise it is used as an opportunity to grow and improve instead of becoming punitive.”
“I value the opportunity to be creative, innovative and being connected to my community.”
“Meeting people who share the same interest of a co-op. Working in a positive atmosphere and always feeling welcomed.”
“1. The customers 2. Fellow employees 3. My work position 4. The direction of the company.”