The Niskayuna Consumers’ Cooperative, Inc. is an independent, member-owned grocery store that has served the community since 1943. The Niskayuna Co-op was founded during WWII to provide the community a neighborhood grocery store, preserving precious gas due to rationing. Our pragmatic founders chose the cooperative form of organization which has since grown to over 12,000 members. In the interest of true democratic control, voting in the corporation is on the basis of one member, one vote rather than on the number of shares owned. A distinguishing feature of the Co-op is that the $25.00 share price means that no one need be excluded from membership benefits, should they be desired.