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Sounding Board

Sounding Board
By Your Board on December 28, 2018

One of the things that the board is always trying to do is to figure out what is on the minds of owners. Sometimes we inquire about the more philosophical aspects of democracy and community. Sometimes we just want to know what you buy. The latter is what we will be focusing on with our Shop With The Board event.

Between 12:00 and 2:00 on January 5th, board members will be at each Outpost location conducting a rather unique survey. Rather than sitting at a table and hoping that you’ll stop by and tell us what we want to know, we’re going to ask you to let us shop with you. We promise it’ll be fun, and we’re going to give you a $10 Outpost gift card for the privilege.

The goal of the event is to gain a better understanding of what brings owners into the store, and how we can serve them better. Outpost does conduct occasional surveys, and the board has attempted to elicit feedback in a number of ways, and with varying levels of success. We understand that having us tag along with you might sound a bit odd, but we’re going to do our best to make the experience enjoyable, and maybe even entertaining.

We’ll be asking for open-ended information, and also specific questions like: What’s your favorite meal? Can you get all of the ingredients here? What are your thoughts about the cost of your groceries? What is it that you value about shopping at Outpost? Do you have any food restrictions or a special diet? 

This event will be a success even if we have good discussions with only a handful of people, but we’d love to hear from more of you too. If you aren’t able to make it into the store on January 5, feel free to email the board with your thoughts on the above questions. You can also email us your general thoughts on what keeps you coming back, or what you’d like to see more of.

 

Jan Pierce

Board Treasurer

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