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Brittany Baird

Since her first job sweeping the floor of the local health food store, Brittany Baird has dedicated her career to understanding the inner workings of the natural foods industry.  Her experience spans all facets of a food co-op, from merchandising to financial management.  Brittany works with CDS Consulting Co-op assisting co-ops with financial and operational improvement.  She provides organizational assessments, management support and coaching, and finance training for buyers, GMs, and boards.  


Sessions led by this presenter:
Positive financial performance is necessary for any co-op to sustain itself. The first step in producing needed results is to understand the basics of financial reports and practices. We will...
Key Indicators: A look at some of the most important numbers management uses in their operational decision making and how these numbers are impacted on the floor: margin, labor, inventory...
Sales growth or decline will have one of the most significant impacts on a co-op’s financial performance and internal culture. We will look at the art and science of merchandising...

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