What is FCL in Canada?
Federated Co-operatives Limited (FCL), operating as Co-op, is a co-operative federation providing procurement and distribution to member co-operatives in Western Canada.
Who are the members of FCL?
FCL is a member of four provincial co-operative associations.
- British Columbia Co-operative Association.
- Alberta Community and Co-operative Association.
- Saskatchewan Co-operative Association.
- Manitoba Cooperative Association.
Who owns the FCL?
FCL is a wholesaling, manufacturing, marketing and administrative co-operative owned by more than 160 independent local co-operative associations. These local co-ops own and operate agro centres, food stores, gas bars/convenience stores and home centres.
Is co-op Canadian owned?
It is owned by more than 160 independent retail co-operatives in Western Canada, which are in turn owned by more than 1.9 million individuals. FCL shares its success with members by distributing a portion of profits as an allocation based on patronage, which is the value of products and services purchased by a member.