Seven years after it opened, the Littleton Food Co-op in Littleton, New Hampshire, broke ground on an expansion to meet its customers' need for more variety. Here's a tour of the new store and how the co-op has grown more than just its square footage.

Victoria A.F. Camron, Digital content specialist

January 4, 2018

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Northwestern New Hampshire’s Littleton Food Co-op, located less than 5 miles away from the Vermont border as the crow flies, opened in May 2009 with 13,5000 square feet and a mission to support local food, healthy life choices and a sustainable environment.

Just four years later, however, the member-owned corporation’s board of directors realized that little store needed to grow. The work and new space have paid off: Sales are up 15 percent to 20 percent from 2016, general manager Ed King wrote in an email. Take a look at the construction process, this year’s grand opening and the new, bigger Littleton Food Co-op.

About the Author(s)

Victoria A.F. Camron

Digital content specialist, New Hope Network

Victoria A.F. Camron was a freelance writer and editor contracted with New Hope Network from 2015 until April 2022, when she was hired as New Hope Network's digital content specialist—otherwise known as the web editor.

As she continues the work she has done for years—covering the natural products industry for and Natural Foods Merchandiser; writing up earnings calls and other corporate news; and curating roundups of trends and information for the website—she is thrilled to be an official part of the New Hope team. (She doesn't mind having paid holidays and vacations again, though!) Victoria also compiled and edited newsletters, and served as interim content director for Delicious Living in 2016.

Before working as a freelancer, she spent 17 years in community newspapers in Longmont, Colorado, and St. Charles and Wheaton, Illinois. Victoria is a Colorado native and a graduate of Metropolitan State College of Denver.

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