Over 65 years ago on March 5, 1946 a group of interested citizens of Rocky Mountain House held meetings to form a retail organization known as Rocky Mountain House Co-op Ltd. At this point this new retail co-operative was only a dream in the minds of these forward thinking individuals. This new business had zero assets and the courageous people realized it would be a long tough road to the fulfillment of the dream.
It was a difficult struggle. Shares were sold for $10.00 each and in due course enough money was raised to purchase land and to build a store on 50th Avenue. The store was completed on October 31, 1947.
From this humble beginning in 1946 Rocky Mountain House Co-op has flourished into a very successful retail business worth over $50 million in annual sales and employing more than 160 people. During the past 60 years Rocky Co-op has generated a total of $670 million in sales with accumulated earnings of over $38 million.
Rocky Co-op takes great pride in being a true "one stop" shopping centre. Our customers enjoy the convenience of shopping at our Home Centre, Shopping Centre and Petroleum facility which are all located on the same property. Our Home Centre offers a full range of building products, hardware and agriculture products. The Shopping Centre has a pharmacy, a complete food floor, consumer hardware, clothing and a bistro with self-serve hot case and salad bar. At the Petroleum department we offer retail fuel, cardlock, bulk fuel, retail and bulk propane and oil by the litre, case or drum. Just about anything that a consumer needs is available at Rocky Co-op.
If you are ever in Rocky Mountain House, please stop in and pay us a visit. We are located right on Highway #11 as you enter Rocky Mountain House from Red Deer.