La Osa coop is a cooperative and participatory supermarket in which its members are consumers, co-owners and participants. They are consumers as only the co-operative members can access the supermarket and buy what they want when they want. Co-owners due to the fact that it belongs exclusively to the cooperative members. They are the ones that vote on major decisions at General Assemblies, to help improve the co-operative. And Lastly, but equally important, they are participants, they dedicate 3 hours every 4 weeks to do the work of the supermarket such as restocking, receiving orders, cleaning, cashier, administration, etc.
The OSA coop is a non-profit organization. Which means that its main purpose is not to achieve an economic benefit, but social welfare. It is also a direct savings cooperative, meaning that the economic benefit it generates from it sales, is not distributed among its members, on the contrary, it focuses reinvesting the profit in making the products more affordable. In this way, the better the management of the activity, the better the conditions and options that its members will have when making the purchase.