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Over the past 50 years, New Pioneer has called the Corridor home.

In 1971, a small group of Iowa Citians formed a buying club to pool their purchasing power and split bags of rice, grains, and flour. The American food chain was becoming more processed, and this response gave shoppers in Iowa City another option. Co-op volunteers met and distributed food out of a community center until they were able to move to our first store on Bowery Street in Iowa City and hire our first full-time team members.

50 years later, New Pioneer employs nearly 130 team members, has three stores, and sells groceries through an online store-- something our founders could have never imagined.

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Board President Jon Fogarty reflects on our co-op history.

A message from the Board on the General Manager position. Read More


Read our latest Annual Report.

Your Co-op Board


Jon Fogarty, Co-op Board Member

Jon Fogarty, President

Co-op Member since 1995
Board Term thru 2022   |   (319) 400-4911


Dana Judas, Vice President

Board Term thru 2024

Kelli Kennon-Lane, Co-op Board

Ramji Balakrishnan, Treasurer

Co-op Member since 2001
Board Term thru 2024   |   (319) 466-0261

Wannette Doerfield, Co-op Board

Christine Newlin, Secretary

Co-op Member since 2005
Board Term thru 2023

Jim Johnson

Board Term thru 2024