Outpost Natural Foods, a multi-location Wisconsin NCG community cooperative retailer, began remodeling their Bay View location in January of 2022. This remodel was intended to improve shopping flow for the entrance and exit, and throughout the store and provide greater shelf space for items like plant-based foods, frozen, cheese, produce, meat and seafood, and personal care. In addition, the remodel upgraded their current registers and added self-check-out options for their shoppers. The store improvements included several green features such as polished concrete flooring, low VOC paints and finishes, reuse of on-hand materials, eco-friendly refrigerants and in energy efficient upgrades to their HVAC. In addition to all of these wonderful improvements – Fair Trade America selected them as 1 of 3 retailers to receive a mural celebrating their dedication to sustainable practices. This artwork was created by local painter Nova Czarneckie. The mural is intended as a celebration of Organic Tulsi farmer Ranjana Maurya–a partner farmer for Organic India. You can read more of their stories here: https://www.fairtradeamerica.org/choose-the-world-you-want/milwaukee/
Congratulations to Outpost Natural Foods for being recognized for their dedication to sustainable practices!