NCG Welcomes Breadroot Co-op in South Dakota as New Member

Aug 12, 2019

Iowa City, IA - National Co+op Grocers (NCG) — the business services cooperative for retail food co-ops across the United States — today welcomes Breadroot Natural Foods Co-op in Rapid City, S.D., as a new member.

Founded in 2000 and opened in 2001, Breadroot is named after the native South Dakotan plant, timpsula, which serves as a natural example of the endurance and sustainability the co-op strives to achieve. The co-op’s mission is to promote community involvement in the production, procurement and distribution of natural and organic foods, as well as other products and services for healthy living. Located in the heart of Rapid City, the co-op today has more than 1,600 consumer owners.

"For nearly two decades, Breadroot has been an important part of the greater Rapid City community. The co-op’s 'Food First' motto is exemplified by their commitment to connecting shoppers to their local farmers, ranchers and producers," said C.E. Pugh, Chief Executive Officer, NCG. “We look forward to working together to continue growing our cooperative economy."

About NCG

National Co+op Grocers (NCG), founded in 1999, is a business services cooperative for retail food co-ops located throughout the United States. NCG helps unify food co-ops in order to optimize operational and marketing resources, strengthen purchasing power and ultimately offer more value to natural food co-op owners and shoppers everywhere. Our 146 member and associate co-ops operate more than 200 storefronts in 37 states with combined annual sales of nearly $2.1 billion. NCG is a winner of the dotCoop Global Awards for Cooperative Excellence and a certified B Corp. Find a map of NCG member and associate co-ops. To learn more about co-ops, visit

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