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Calgary Co-op grows downtown liquor store locations

When Don McConkey took over as managing director of the Calgary Co-op’s wine spirits and beer division it had three locations. Last week, he opened store No.  712 more words

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Record year for Calgary Co-op as sales top $1.2 billion

Calgary Co-op store sales grew by 4.7 per cent to a record $1.24 billion in fiscal 2014 as the organization continued to expand and upgrade its operations. 314 more words


Co-op CEO chasing new growth in competitive grocery scene

The new CEO of Calgary Co-op is looking to take the locally owned retail co-operative “beyond the curry bar.”

Ken Keelor — the former Sobeys executive who took over the top job at Co-op in early November — is on the hunt for the next cutting edge improvement to follow on the heels of a major redevelopment project launched by Co-op in 2012. 608 more words

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Parker: Ken Keelor takes reins at Calgary Co-op

It was difficult to catch up with Ken Keelor last week, his first as the new CEO of the Calgary Co-operative Association.

It’s a big job with 24 grocery stores plus gas bars, car washes, home health centres, travel agencies and wine, spirit and beer centres. 629 more words


Why I Chose To Be A Chef's Apprentice

There is an old Chinese saying, roughly translated, that says, “It’s better to have traveled a thousand miles than to have read a thousand books.” 812 more words

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