The Wedge Natural Foods Co-op has joined the EcoBonusÂ® customer rewards program as a retail partner. The Wedge, located in Minneapolis, Minnesota, is one of the oldest and most successful natural foods co-ops in the United States.
Online PR News – 16-September-2011 – – The Wedge Natural Foods Co-op Joins the EcoBonusÂ® Collect & Earn Coalitionâ„˘
Minneapolis, MN Â¬â€“ September 14, 2011 â€“ EcoBonus today announced that The Wedge Natural Foods Co-op has joined its eco-conscious customer rewards program as a retail partner. The Wedge is one of the oldest and most successful natural foods co-ops in the United States, founded in 1974. As a consumer-owned cooperative, The Wedge is committed to providing the highest quality organic food and to deepening bonds between sustainable producers and the co-op community.
â€śWeâ€™re proud to introduce this true pioneer in the natural foods movement as our first retail partner,â€ť said Tiger Beaudoin, founder of EcoBonus. â€śWeâ€™re planning some exciting events that will benefit both The Wedgeâ€™s customers as well as EcoBonus reward partners, such as Organic Valley, Annieâ€™s, Sambazon, and MyChelle Dermaceuticals. Partnering with a well-respected retailer like The Wedge is a great opportunity for us to reach and reward eco-conscious consumers in the Minneapolis market.â€ť
â€śEcoBonus is a logical extension of The Wedgeâ€™s mission to educate our members and community about healthful eco-friendly products. We love the depth of information that EcoBonus provides. EcoBonus serves both the newcomer to the world of organics and eco-concerns and the experienced consumer who wants detailed information,â€ť said Elizabeth Archerd, membership and marketing manager of the Wedge.
EcoBonus is the first industry-wide initiative to encourage mainstream consumers to choose eco-conscious, natural, or socially responsible products. It provides a searchable database of over 75,000 qualifying products, offers coupons and samples tailored to individual preferences, and rewards sustainable purchases with points. Participation is open to individuals, businesses, and groupsâ€”and pooling of points by schools and nonprofit organizations toward bigger rewards is encouraged. The program launches on November 1, 2011. Interested manufacturers and retailers should call 612-276-2725. Consumers can follow EcoBonus on Facebook and Twitter @ecobonus.
EcoBonus is a division of BI Worldwide. BI, founded in 1950, is a privately held company with more than 900 associates located in 28 offices in the U.S., Canada, U.K., Australia, and Asia Pacific. Learn more at www.BIWorldwide.com.
About The Wedge
The Wedge Co-op is a retail food cooperative with 15,000 member-owners who live throughout the Twin Cities Metro area. The co-op is dedicated to offering the freshest, highest-quality natural and organic food and the most friendly, informed staff of any grocer.