Own Your Grocery Store

Tidal Creek Co-op is more than just a grocery store.
As a cooperative business, we are community owned and operated.
We rely on the participation and interaction with our community to carry out our mission.

Cooperative Values & Principles

Co-ops are based on values not unlike those we subscribe to individually, including self-responsibility, democracy, equality, honesty and social responsibility.

In addition to these common values, seven basic international principles serve as guidelines to provide a democratic structure for co-ops around the world. While adoption of these principles is not required, most co-ops choose to adopt them for their business.

The seven principles are:

1. Voluntary and open membership
2. Democratic member control
3. Member economic participation
4. Autonomy and independence
5. Education, training and information
6. Cooperation among cooperatives
7. Concern for community

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Everyone is welcome at Tidal Creek.

Our Co-op Deals are available to all shoppers.
There are just additional benefits that come with being an owner!

Fresh Owner Benefits Starting May 1st:

Owner Benefits

  • Owner Appreciation Days! 10% off your purchase once every month!
  • Dinner Discount: 10% off our hot bar every night after 5pm
  • Special Order Case Discounts: 10% off special-order case purchases
  • Cash Back Rewards Program: 1.25% back on every dollar spent-
    $5 back for every $400 you spend
  • Patronage Refund Program: At the end of the fiscal year, if earnings are sufficient, the Board can choose to distribute a Patronage Refund to Co-op Owners based on the percentage of purchases they’ve made through out the year

Community Partner Discounts

  • Wilmington Yoga Center
    • Coupon for one FREE class + FREE Buddy Pass – for New Owners (Renewing Owners are exempt)

Community Benefits

  • Invest in your local economy: Your equity share helps Tidal Creek Co-op invest in local farmers, producers, staff, Owners and our local community.

    Approximately 68% of every dollar spent at Tidal Creek returns to the community.

  • Use your voice to create positive change: Participate in the governance of the Co-op by voting, becoming a member of the Board of Directors or serving on a Board Committee. All owners are welcome to our monthly board meeting- the 3rd Wednesday of every month!
  • Buy Organic: Protect our soil, water and farmers and invest in a sustainable solution to feeding the world with the Co-op’s Certified Organic Produce Department.

Become An Owner