The Front End
The people who work the Front End are the ambassadors of the Co-op. They have the most contact with our customers and sometimes their smiles are as important as the products on our shelves. The Front End is also the department responsible for our Co-op swag and gift items.
Front End Manager: Martha Shepherd
Show off your love of the Blue Hill Co-op with our swag! Currently we sell Co-op t-shirts, bandanas, and tote bags! For more information on our march, go here.
Handmade Local Gifts
Whether you're getting a gift for a loved one or for yourself, the Co-op has a number of items made by local artists.
We also cary other gift items like incense, candles, calendars, and wildlife charts.
Sometimes the best gift is a card. We have a selection from local artists and from Borealis Press.
African Market Baskets
One of the Co-op's most popular items are the African Market Baskets. They are fair-trade and support healthcare and education in the villages where the weavers live.
WHAT WILL THE front end BE LIKE IN THE NEW STORE?
If you shop at the Co-op, you will know that even in the slow winter months we can have crazy lines for our two registers. If you've been here in August, at lunch time, during the Full Moon Sale, you might have had to stand around for quite some time. In the new building we will have four registers in the main checkout area. There will also be a fifth "auxiliary" register for those days of utter madness. Counting the one that will be at the cafe counter, we are talking about six cash registers!
Currently our gift section and Co-op swag is limited by our tiny space, but in the new store we will probably have a lot of new ways for you to show off your love for Blue Hill Co-op with t-shirts, tote bags, bumper stickers, and more. As for gifts, we hope to be able to carry many more items, some of which will be handmade by local artists!
To read more about the Co-op Relocation, go here!