Provender News

Warehouse Worker Job Opening – Equal Exchange (Portland, OR)

January 4th 2022

Equal Exchange was the first fair trade coffee company in the United States. We are a worker cooperative, owned by our employees. Since 1986, we have been demonstrating the viability of worker co-ops and authentic fair trade. Help us achieve our mission! We’re looking for someone to join our distribution team. It’s a full-time, Worker-Owner Track position, with eligibility for membership in our cooperative after one year. We offer employer-paid health insurance on your first day of work, sick and [Read More]

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Multiple Job Openings (Controller/Deli Manager/Cook/Produce Lead/Cashier – Green Zebra Grocery in Portland, OR

January 4th 2022

At Green Zebra we are on a mission to increase access to healthy food! Please click on the links below to read more and apply for any of our open positions: Cashier, Kenton Location (3011 N Lombard, Portland) Financial Controller, Store Support (4990 SE Division, Portland) Deli Cook, Kenton Location (3011 N Lombard, Portland) Deli Manager, Kenton Location (3011 N Lombard, Portland) Produce Lead, Kenton Location (3011 N Lombard, Portland)   Our work philosophy is known as “Servant Leadership.” Servant [Read More]

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Human Resources Director Job Opening – Skagit Valley Food Co-op, Mt. Vernon, WA

December 21st 2021

The Skagit Valley Food Co-op is hiring for the position of HR Director. This is a full time, exempt position, reporting to the General Manager and serving as a member of leadership team. Salary range is $70k to $90k DOE. Excellent benefits, fun work environment, and great employees. Job Summary: The HR Director will administer HR programs that encompass traditional, functional HR activities, as well employ progressive HR solutions. The HR Director maintains HR policies and procedures, including the employee [Read More]

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Provender Offers January Workshop Series on Kind & Effective Communication

December 21st 2021

Kind & Effective Communication: Leading Essential Workplace Conversations A four-part Thursday workshop series in January  @ 1:00 – 2:30 PM (Pacific) 01/06 – Being Centered and Present 01/13 – Listening Intently, Because They Matter 0/20 – Communicating Your Needs, Because You Matter 01/27 Preparing Effectively Presenter: Justin Freeman – Owner, Bagel Sphere & Oregon Copacking Free to all Provender Members Location: Zoom Online       This workshop series aims to help equip you to get [Read More]

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Multiple Job Opening – LifeSource Natural Foods (Salem, OR)

December 20th 2021

Come join our LifeSource Team! We are currently hiring for multiple positions. Openings include: Supplements Manager Deli Clerk Lead Cashier plus more!   LifeSource can be a cool, fun, and enriching place to work! We believe that practicing true sustainability extends beyond the food we eat and the products we purchase. We know that the quality of the workplace can have a fundamental impact on the health and well being of our team. We treat our team in a very [Read More]

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Pranarom Scientific Aromatherapy Educational Trainings December 2021

December 2nd 2021

        Dec 28 Tuesday, 12/28/2021 | 12:00 PM CDT Hygge with Essential Oils Creating a sense of comfort and joy has become nothing short of an art form, and who doesn’t love a little Scandinavian charm? Join Liza Docken, a certified Norwegian and National Educator for Pranarōm to hear the ways in which Essential Oils, Diffusers, and even Virgin Plant Oils can help create a cozy, comfortable environment. Register Now>>   Dec 29 Wednesday, 12/29/2021 | 1:00 [Read More]

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Fair World Project Podcast “Get Big or Get Out: Dairy Farmers of America”

November 30th 2021

Fair World Project invites you to listen to For a Better World episode 5 and hear Claire Kelloway of Open Markets Institute unpack Dairy Farmers of America’s growing corporate power and how that push to “get big or get out” impacts farmers, workers, and consumers. Dairy is big business. And while farmers have historically organized cooperatives to build power and market shares, now there is one cooperative – Dairy Farmers of America – that has gotten so big and powerful [Read More]

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Provender Alliance December Board of Directors Meeting

November 29th 2021

Provender Board of Directors Upcoming MeetingThe next Board meeting happens on Monday, December 13th, at 4:00-6:00 pm PT. If you would like to join us, please email for the link and more information here. Attendance is open to all Provender members. 

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December Community Conversations: Mission Driven Businesses – Sustaining Success with Core Principles

November 29th 2021

Friday, December 14th @ noon – 1:00 pm PST This month’s Community Conversation will be part of our continued learning together how to build towards a more sustainable future by putting today’s opportunities to the best use. Over the past year we’ve had Community Conversations with thought leaders from across our community on topics having to do with E-Commerce, Financial Planning, Staff Recruiting and Retention, Supply Chains, and many others. We [Read More]

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Mountain Rose Herbs Launches First-of-its-Kind Boutique Aroma Bar

November 29th 2021

Organic Botanical and Herbal Products Company Expands and Diversifies EUGENE, OREGON – Mountain Rose Herbs announces the opening of the new Mountain Rose Aroma Bar. With two paramount locations, this first-of-its-kind essential oil market is designed to engage the senses through high-quality, ethically sourced essential oils and personal aromatherapy products. “The Aroma Bar is a celebration. We are reinvigorating retail in a post-COVID world,” said Mountain Rose Herbs owner and CEO, Shawn Donnille. “As far as we know, a [Read More]

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Orcas Food Co-op’s unique RE+coop program highlighted in Grocery Stores Report

November 23rd 2021

by Jon Steinman, author of Grocery Story: The Promise of Food Co-ops in the Age of Grocery Giants Orcas Food Co-op (Eastsound, WA) – It’s no secret that retailers pay heavy credit card fees and Orcas Food Co-op implemented a unique program to keep more of the community’s food dollars on the island. Around 2% of every dollar leaves the community through credit card fees. Re+coop is the name for the co-op’s house charge account system available to members only. House charge [Read More]

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Mountain Rose Herbs Increases Wages by 10% for all Non-director Employees

November 18th 2021

Organic Herbal Products Company Prioritizes Employees Over Profit EUGENE, OREGON (November 18, 2021)—Mountain Rose Herbs has announced it is increasing wages by 10% for all non-director employees throughout the company and has raised the starting wage for all new hires. This across-the-board increase benefits more than 200 employees at an annual cost increase of $800,000 for the privately-owned company. “Our company’s purpose is people and planet before profit, and sharing our success with our employees is the first [Read More]

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