These sales are an in-store benefit of our Co-op's membership in the 150+ food co-op strong National Co-op Grocers! You do not have to be a member to receive these great prices, they're for everyone :)
Welcome our new GM, Hernan Cornejo!
Hernan has over 25 years of experience in management of retail and consumer goods, including recent experience managing a small chain of community grocery stores during the pandemic. He has a strong background in strategic planning and analysis, business development, sales, marketing, and customer satisfaction.
Hernan is excited to join the co-op team and bring his experience to strengthen and steer the operations of the Isla Vista Food Co-op. He is looking forward to applying his expertise to achieve the goals necessary to maintain the store and to meet our Strategic Priorities.
The Board’s search for our next General Manager was extensive. After an assessment of the needs of our store, we began a multi-step, multi-interview process to find a GM with the skills necessary to lead our team. One candidate surpassed our expectations — and we are pleased to have hired him.
Originally from Chile, Hernan resides in Ventura county with his family. He speaks English and Spanish fluently, as well as conversational Portuguese, French, and German. He loves food, wine, a good book, and a good joke.
Please join us in welcoming Hernan to the co-op!