The Boise Co-op has been in its North End location since 1996. And as of Friday, a second store will open at the Village shopping center in Meridian.
The Treasure Valley’s growth in recent years is one of the reasons the natural food store is expanding. Mo Valko is in charge of marketing for Boise Co-op. She says they’ve heard from members, or co-owners as she calls them, who want to shop at the North End store but don’t want to deal with traffic.
“So we have a lot of co-owners who live in the Meridian area or in Eagle or West Boise and are really excited to see us out that way.”
The co-op has added about 100 new jobs in preparation for the second location.
As for the original store, Valko admits the co-op's sales took a hit after the salmonella outbreak sickened almost 300 people over the summer. She says business hasn’t fully recovered, but is on the upswing.
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