Quality Dignified Jobs

At Mandela Grocery, workers collectively play active and meaningful roles that drive the success of the Co-op. Workers directly contribute to and benefit from continuous learning and improved operations of the business.


Jobs at Mandela Grocery are long-term. We offer a unique hiring process, extensive orientation, ongoing grocery specific skills training and Cooperative education. Our jobs include better wages and benefits than traditional grocery industry jobs.

Mandela Grocery is a social-economic multiplier. We offer a holistic way of working that empowers low income workers of color (youth & adults) to become leaders, health champions, and business owners who catalyze improved community well being.

Our workers understand the Grocery business with industry-wide perspective. We are reintroducing an industry niche (Grocery Co-ops). Our model is built on the foundation of providing transformative jobs and business ownership opportunity while expanding a cooperative economy that prioritizes local farmers and local food production.