Why a Co-op?
The owners of Pollock Hardware planned to retire so they put the business up for sale. After quite a while on the market there was no serious interest in buying and operating this North End institution. A number of customers believed that a community ownership strategy might be a viable option to individual private ownership and the hardware co-op idea was born.
The Co-op model has a long history of working hard for social and economic development in both rural and urban Manitoba. With the backing of the community through memberships, investment and volunteerism, Pollock’s Hardware Co-op hopes to:
- Meet the community’s needs as a successful hardware business
- Promote local ownership and control
- Develop and provide community leadership
- Build a stronger community
Pollock’s Hardware Co-op serves our community and beyond. Unlike some models where only members are able to shop in their facility, Pollock’s Hardware Co-op is open to all, so come on up to 1407 north Main Street and bring a friend. Hope to see you there!