You could say it was a big year for the Dawson Creek Co-op. The co-operative union celebrated its first $100 million dollar sales year in 2018.
Co-op general manager Rod Hillary says the co-op will still look for ways to be better.
“We are very proud of this mark in sales.”
Hillary noted going back a decade, there were 9,800 members in 2008 compared to 13,750 now - an increase of 40 percent.
“We’ve gone from 145 employees to 215 now - a 48 percent increase that means now we serve about 20 to 25K customers each week.”
Controller Deanna Larson said the year broke down to $65 million in petroleum sales, $17 million in home centre sales, $13 million at Rolla Ag and $10 million in food sales.
Board chair Tyler Marion said the $100 million in sales is a monumental achievement.
“We meet challenges each year. We are not only not afraid of competition - we see it as an opportunity to re-assess and raise our bar.”
Director Judy Clavier noted the FCL returned $789 million returned to local co-ops.
“The results are an energy.”