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GROCERY STORE [ The Promise of Food Co-ops in the Age of Grocery Giants ]

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Who Owns Your Grocery Store?

One Big Table is happy to welcome Jon Steinman to Kelowna on the Grocery Story Book Tour for a Provocative and Inspring Presentation on the Role Consumer Owend Food Co-ops play in the Age of Grocery Giants.

For many of us fortunate enough to be able to purchase our food from a grocery store, rarely do we give ourselves the opportunity to inquire into the companies selling us the food. Who owns the grocery stores we shop at? What influence do these often national or multinational chains exert on the production, processing and distribution of food? How do these retailers contribute to the health and well being of the communities they operate in and to what extent do they contribute or extract from local economies?

These are just some of the big questions probed in Grocery Story: The Promise of Food Co ops in the Age of Grocery Giants a new book from journalist Jon Steinman.

In the book, Jon Steinman shines the light on the long and steady work of consumer-owned food co-ops and their relentless and remarkable work to remain relevant and impactful in their communities even in the age of modern chain grocery giants

In his Kelowna stop, Jon is eager to help communicate the importance of food co-ops through a provocative and inspiring presentation that will include sharing passages from the book.

He will also be available at One Big Table to connect with our lcoal food co-op member-owners, local food advocates, and economic- and any cooperative-development agencies interested to meet.

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About the Author

Jon has studied and worked with all things food for over two decades.

He was the producer and host of the internationally syndicated radio show and podcast Deconstructing Dinner, once ranked as the most-listened-to food podcast in Canada. Jon is the writer and host of"Deconstructing Dinner:Reconstructing our Food System" - a television and web series currently streaming online.

Jon also coordinates and curates the annual Deconstructing Dinner Film Festival of compelling food documentaries and was an elected director from 2006-2016 of the Kootenay Co-op – Canada's largest independent retail consumer food co-op, serving as Board President from 2014-2016.

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A BIG THANK YOU to INTERIOR SAVINGS CREDIT UNION for the help in making this evening possible and for exemplifing well cooporative principe number 6 : Cooperation Among Cooperatives.

A BIG THANK YOU also to the BC Cooperative Association for their help & support

A BIG THANK YOU to the Kelowna Art Gallery for the use of their lovely space.

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