More local choices at your Calgary Co-op
CALGARY, March 6, 2014 /CNW/ - A new line of premium meats, deemed Co-op Perfect, is now available at all 24 Calgary Co-op ("Co-op") food stores. The Co-op Perfect line provides an alternative for Co-op members who have requested products sourced from local alternative production practices.
Co-op Perfect Pork: Alberta pork, no hormones, open pen raised, 100% vegetable grain fed and aged 14-days.
Co-op Perfect Beef: 100% Alberta Angus beef, no added antibiotics, no growth hormones, range fed, AA grade or better, aged 14 days and halal approved.
Co-op Perfect Goat: Alberta fresh spring goat, no antibiotics, no hormones, free range, grass and grain fed.
"We continue to source high-quality products on behalf of our members," said Deane Collinson, Chief Executive Officer at Calgary Co-op, "We know they want choice when they shop at their local Co-op. The addition of these products reinforces our commitment to providing outstanding selection and tremendous variety at our stores."
Third party research ranks Calgary Co-op #1 in many categories when compared against competitors. Calgary shoppers continue to choose their Co-op as the leader in several categories, including both meat and local products.
"While each Co-op Perfect product has unique attributes, they're all locally produced premium meats," said Trevor Moore, Meat Operations Director at Calgary Co-op, "Additionally, these animals were raised in an open range or open pen environment."
Co-op Perfect meat is available exclusively at Calgary Co-op food stores in Calgary, High River, Strathmore and Airdire.
About Calgary Co-op
Owned by our members, Calgary Co-op is one of the largest retail co-operatives in North America. With over 440,000 members, 3,500 employees, assets of $485 million and annual sales over $1.1 billion, Calgary Co-op is committed to lead in food; petroleum; home health care; pharmacy; wine, spirits, beer and travel. In 2013, through the Co-op Community Foundation and community initiatives, Calgary Co-op invested over $4.2 million into local youth programs, education, environment, preventative health and poverty relief. For more information please visit www.calgarycoop.com
Image with caption: "Co-op Perfect Beef. Locally produced, premium meat. Available exclusively at your local Calgary Co-op. (CNW Group/Calgary Co-Operative Association Limited (Calgary Co-op))". Image available at: http://photos.newswire.ca/images/download/20140306_C9551_PHOTO_EN_37627.jpg
Image with caption: "Co-op Perfect Pork. Locally produced, premium meat. Available exclusively at your local Calgary Co-op. (CNW Group/Calgary Co-Operative Association Limited (Calgary Co-op))". Image available at: http://photos.newswire.ca/images/download/20140306_C9551_PHOTO_EN_37629.jpg
Image with caption: "Co-op Perfect Goat. Locally produced, premium meat. Available exclusively at your local Calgary Co-op. (CNW Group/Calgary Co-Operative Association Limited (Calgary Co-op))". Image available at: http://photos.newswire.ca/images/download/20140306_C9551_PHOTO_EN_37628.jpg
SOURCE: Calgary Co-Operative Association Limited (Calgary Co-op)
For further information:
Calgary Co-operative Association Limited
403-219-6025, ext. 6137