Search results for: Pam Mehnert



7th Dec, 2021

Prepared Foods Perspectives

By |2022-01-21T12:17:11-05:00December 7th, 2021|

Throughout the course of the pandemic, prepared foods departments were some of hardest-hit departments at grocery co-ops across the country. We connected with leaders in prepared foods to hear how they've adapted and advice they have for others.

21st Apr, 2020

Coaching for Excellence: Building a Support Team During Times of Crisis

By |2021-12-08T11:12:00-05:00April 21st, 2020|

Leading a purpose-driven organization takes work and vision — and it’s worth the hustle. But nobody said it was easy. In uncertain times, especially, finding support is vital. Find your advocate in a coach. Columinate’s executive coaches zero-in on you — not your bottom line, not your people, not your operations (although all of those will benefit) — to encourage your fullest potential.

14th Mar, 2019

How Coaching Benefits You as a Leader

By |2022-01-14T12:42:51-05:00March 14th, 2019|

In a competitive economy with slim profit margins, hiring a consultant or a coach can feel like a luxury line item.  Yet feeling overtasked and having to do more with less is the perfect reason for hiring a coach.  Coaches can help leaders prioritize and focus their energies, leverage their skills, and learn new ways to respond to both interpersonal and marketplace demands.  In [...]

7th Nov, 2018

Unity: The New Co-op Mission

By |2021-12-07T13:31:51-05:00November 7th, 2018|

The founding vision for Outpost was to be a "safe-haven for people who felt like they weren't included" and Mehnert contends that that mission is truer today than ever. Drawing comparisons to the social rebellions of the 60s and 70s that birthed many of our modern Co-ops, Pam Mehnert General Manager at Outpost Natural Foods in Milwaukee, WI, examines the conditions that our co-ops [...]

9th Apr, 2018

Marilyn Scholl’s Career Impact

By |2019-09-09T16:20:59-04:00April 9th, 2018|

Marilyn Scholl has inspired a whole generation of cooperators. Here’s what those who have worked with Marilyn have to say about her personal and professional impact on people and co-ops. Marilyn has been an inspiration, mentor and friend for as long as I can recall. Her commitment to food co-ops and especially the people of co-ops is unwavering, calling us all to become better [...]

7th Jul, 2015

Reaching the Co-op’s Owners

By |2019-09-09T17:18:24-04:00July 7th, 2015|

By Patricia Cumbie 179 July-August 2015   Food cooperatives have a special relationship with their owners and customers, but even the best relationships need to be continually nurtured and cultivated. In a rapidly changing marketplace, one in which skillful competitors can outstrip other grocers on price, convenience, and amenities, customer loyalty is king. And consumers these days are notoriously fickle. A generation ago, people [...]

9th Apr, 2015

Stayin’ Athrive

By |2019-09-10T15:48:56-04:00April 9th, 2015|

At Outpost Natural Foods they've achieve success by growing their co-op too reach a wider portion of the market and to create increased access to healthful foods for much of the Milwaukee area. Hear from their GM, Pam Mehnert, some valuable insights and first-hand reports about what has worked well for Outpost on their journey through growth.

31st Mar, 2013

At Outpost: Growth is Awesome!

By |2019-09-10T18:25:15-04:00March 31st, 2013|

Pam Mehnert, General Manager Outpost Natural Foods Milwaukie-area, WI   At Outpost growth means serving its members better, and expanding the positive impact of the co-op on the local economy and community.

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