MEDFORD, Ore. — After roughly four months of searching, the Medford Food Co-op has its new general manager.
Anne Carter is replacing departed GM Emile Amarotico, who announced he was leaving to helm Ashland’s Food Co-op back in April.
Carter comes from 10 years leading a similar cooperative in Virginia, Minnesota. She says this a much larger-scale operation, and she hopes to turn it into a focal point in the community.
“Where people come not just to buy healthy food, but also to visit with friends, learn healthier eating habits, you know, socialize too,” Carter commented.
Carter is the second general manager since the Co-op opened two years ago. Board members say their goal is to have it bringing in a net profit by the end of its third year.