Our History
September 17, 2019

Co-operatives have a long history of serving members in Western Canada. In the early 20th century, people worked together to create retail co-operatives in many towns in the four western Canadian provinces (Manitoba, Saskatchewan, Alberta and British Columbia).

We pride ourselves on our customer service and invite you to visit a location closest to you. When you visit, we strive to make you to feel like “You’re at home here.”

1974 - An Idea Takes Hold

It was in December 1974 that 80 interested people first gathered at a public meeting to discuss the possibility of starting a co-op.

1975 - Incorporation

In 1975, the articles of association were drawn up and approved, and the Peace Country Co-op was incorporated. By May 1975 the first canned goods were for sale.

1976 - The First Steps

Things began to take off In 1976: a 5000 square foot warehouse was leased; debentures were sold to raise money for renovations and equipment; and, the first permanent employees were hired.

1979 - Growth

In 1979 the Board of Directors approved the construction of a new 35,000 square foot store.

1994 - A New Home

In 1994, a new modern food store was built with the assistance of FCL and it is this store that is now the current home of the Peace Country Co-op.

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