The history of Abundance Food Co-op is one of change and adaptation. In October, Brandon Kane left the Abundance Co-op to pursue a new opportunity with NCG (National Co-op Grocers). The search began for a new General Manager.   

During this time, Lynne Zarpentine (interim GM) applied to continue her work with the Co-op. Lynne’s experience is far-reaching in her role as a manager in many departments at the co-op.

About Lynne Zarpentine

In her experience as Deli Manager, Lynne and the Deli Team made healthy new recipes. As a result, these are some of the most beloved fresh foods at the co-op.  

As Front End Manager, she motivated an attentive staff of self-motivated leaders. Most recently, Lynne worked with all department managers as the Abundance Operations Manager to continue the work of our previous GM, Brandon Kane.

Her experience makes her the obvious choice. As a result, she is now the new General Manager of our Co-op. Lynne Zarpentine’s career spans 30 years in the food and retail shopping industries. Lynne is excited to embark on the new journey of GM, and we are grateful because she is a true leader. 

If you are interested in learning more about the co-op, join our shareholder meeting on the second Tuesday of each month from 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM. Get details here: Abundance website