Farmer-Owned Cooperative Organic Valley Bucks Trend in Farming Consolidation; Celebrates First Milk Pickups on 51 Small Organic Family Farms

August 3, 2022 Organic Valley

The U.S. has lost more than 100,000 family farms in the last decade, according to USDA data and based on recent trends it is likely that approximately 5,000 family farms will be forced to close in the next year alone. Dedicated to reversing the trend in food and farming consolidation through its mission of saving small, organic family farms, cooperative Organic Valley announced today the addition of 51 new members.

Wakefern Food Corp. Announces Two C-Suite Promotions

February 24, 2021 Wakefern Food Corp.

Wakefern Food Corp., the nation’s largest retailer-owned cooperative with member companies that own and operate supermarkets under the ShopRite, Price Rite Marketplace, The Fresh Grocer, Dearborn Market, Gourmet Garage and Fairway Market banners, recently appointed Neil Falcone as Chief Financial Officer and Karen Meleta as Chief Communications Officer.