So, how do we make Co-op Deserts Bloom? That was the topic and challenge presented to us at the 2019 Future Co-ops conference we sponsored this year.
As Coop News had already reported, the conference this year was designed to be one of ‘active participation’ led by Think Digital, a department of the Central England Co-op retail society, rather than your conventional sit and listen format. The two day event took us on a journey of discovery, storytelling, conundrums, outcomes and pledges; oh and a quiz based on an old hardware store brochure, thrown in for good measure.
So, what are my take away thoughts and reflections, two weeks on?