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Every year, SAOS undertakes a range of projects to help develop co-operation and collaboration across our members’ co-op businesses and the wider rural community.
The overall aim is to underpin the development of co-ops and contribute to growing co-operation and collaboration towards the following outcomes:
The work is funded by Scottish Government through Scotland Food & Drink’s Ambition 2030.
In the current year (2019/20) we have eight distinct projects, many of which are ongoing while some are new, such as the Co-op Innovation Service. Below are all the projects and the benefits to participating co-ops. Another of the benefits of participating is that member co-ops receive a number of free development days from SAOS.