PENSACOLA, Fla. (October 1st, 2018) – Ever’man Cooperative Grocery & Cafe is pleased to announce it has eliminated the use of most single-use plastic bags at all cash registers. “Our co-op’s impact on our local environment and our role in keeping our beaches pristine continues to be a top priority,” says William Rolfs, General Manager. “Our hope is that by taking a leadership role in green business practices, we inspire others in our community.” By maintaining high standards for our decisions, we oblige ourselves to giving back to our community by encouraging environmental education, promoting eco-friendly choices, and supporting local environmental charities. And, we are always working to improve our commitment to this mission. As a next step in committing ourselves to safeguarding our local and global environment we are phasing out most single-use plastic bags at the cash register. Though the branded single-use plastic bags (t-shirt bags) we used are made from what is known as low-density polyethylene (LDPE)—recycled content that contains non-leaching, water-based inks that do not pollute groundwater—we offer more environmentally-friendly bagging options through our selection of paper bags. Our paper bag choices come in various sizes and include bags with attached handles for heavier items. All paper bags are made in the USA from 100% recycled material, are compostable/recyclable, use starch-based adhesives, and printed with water-based inks. These bags are certified by the international non-profit Forest Stewardship Council that the materials are sourced from “responsibly managed forests that provide environmental, social and economic benefits”. Furthermore, we offer branded reusable bags for purchase. Our canvas and jute bags—also available for purchase in the store—are an even better choice for our environment. And, we also offer a bag made primarily from reclaimed water bottles; these bags are composed of 100% post-consumer recycled material. For shoppers already in the habit of bringing their reusable bags we provide an incentive to do so through our Charity Eco-Friendly Bag Program. Since July 1st, 2015, at every Ever’man Grocery and Cafe cash register shoppers are rewarded for using their eco-friendly bags in lieu of store-provided bag options. For each eco-friendly bag used, Ever’man donates five cents to a rotating selection of charities of the shopper’s choice. We estimate that since this program’s inception that it has prevented over 40,000 bags from finding their way into our community’s waste stream. Forget your reusable bags at home? We have you covered! We have a store lending bag program—just ask your cashier. To have bags available for others shoppers, we ask that you bring back your bag or donate a reusable bag. Over the years we have given over 300 reusable bags away, all provided by store vendors and sponsors for this specific purpose. As we work to maintain and grow a sustainable food system—and strive to be a model for green business practices in the community—we have not had to compromise our values as we continue to grow and service our community. As Ever’man General Manager William Rolfs points out, “With the support of our community—by working together—we have and will continue to accomplish amazing things for our staff, cooperative members, customers, and the Gulf Coast.”

We are proud to announce that the co-op is growing!

Your downtown cooperative is pleased to announce plans for a second location on Pensacola’s north side. Our co-op’s Board of Directors has closed on property located at 1000 East 9 Mile Road where we will build a new grocery store, cafe and educational center.

Members and customers alike have been crying out for a second location!!

Board President Dave DeBlander further explains, “Our members have been asking for another location on the north side of town for a number of years. We believe in the power of community, the collective energy of individuals coming together to be more environmentally conscious and to live healthier lives. Ever’man is proud to be an honorable cooperative citizen and strong community partner.”

Member Values and Services to be Enhanced!

“Everyone at Ever’man is excited to expand our cooperative and our mission into a part of our community that is experiencing amazing growth. We are excited and committed to become a closer part of that community, not only as a trusted source for organic, sustainable foods at a reasonable price, but also as a gathering place for people who want to share ideas and experience healthy living in fun, engaging ways,” said General Manager William Rolfs.

9 Mile Road Location will Serve Members and Customers with same High Quality and Standards!

Ever’man has been a local staple for more than 40 years, gradually expanding its offerings to include a wealth of wholesome options, including artisanal breads, sustainable meat, dairy and seafood, organic wines and craft beers, and a full line of vitamins, herbal remedies and personal care products. We plan the same for our 9 Mile Road Location.

Thank you to our Members, Customers and Community!!

It is because of your support, this great news is possible! Thank you for shopping your downtown cooperative and engaging with our many community outreach programs. We are honored to be able to continue to grow and to expand our message further into the community.

Want to share your thoughts? Have questions?

We welcome suggestions. Please either fill out an in store comment card or email or call Stephanie (Marketing/Member Services Manager) marketing@everman.org (850)438-0402 ext. 13.




MON - SAT 7am - 9pm

SUN - 9am - 8pm

315 W. Garden St.

Pensacola Fl. 32502

Tel. 850.438.0402

1000 E. 9 Mile Rd. 

Pensacola Fl. 32514

Tel. 850.316.3700


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