Operational and Financial Improvement
Articles from CDS Consulting publications
Articles in Cooperative Grocer
Other works by Brittany Baird
Since her first job sweeping the floor of the local health food store, Brittany has been developing a keen understanding of the inner workings of the natural food industry. Over her career, Brittany has worked as store manager of Big Bear Natural Foods, in Morrisville, Pa, grocery manager of Weavers Way Co-op in Philadelphia, PA as well as general manager of both the Belfast Food Co-op in Belfast, Maine, and Creekside Food Co-op in Elkins Park, Pennsylvania. Brittany is honored to work with value-driven businesses and is in awe of the power co-ops have to revolutionize their local economy and create cultures of community.
Brittany specializes in working with co-ops who need assistance navigating sudden management transitions, improving net profit and sales growth, or developing plans for operational efficiency. Brittany has also worked extensively with boards of directors and co-op staff, facilitating critical conversations, and encouraging growth through the mediation of conflicting viewpoints. She uses her strong interpersonal skills to engage stakeholders at all levels of the organization to work toward common goals. Brittany loves what she does because she "believes that co-ops are the key to a healthy food system". As an experienced interim general manager, Brittany works quickly to triage and prioritize issues facing the co-op and to form relationships with staff that ensure the stability of the business.
Brittany's services include:
The Cooperative Difference is Your Competitive Advantage
Solutions: Grab and Go - June 2017
Leading Our Co-ops Beyond Customer Service to Cooperative Service
Jon Roesser, General Manager, Weavers Way Co-op, Philadelphia, Pa
Abdul Gardee, Owner, Big Bear Natural Foods, Morrisville, Pa
Doug Johnson, General Manager, Belfast Co-op, Belfast, ME