About Frontier Co-op

Since 1976, Frontier Co-op has been showing the world that Doing Good, Works.

Doing Good, Works.

Now more than 40,000-member owners strong, we’re dedicated to sourcing the highest quality spices, herbs and botanical products through our Frontier Co-op, Simply Organic® and Aura Cacia® brands — all while creating life-changing opportunities for our growers, employees and their families. We’re driven by a simple purpose: to do good by our people and planet. And to create a stronger company built on a commitment to quality and sustainability.

Fair Trade Certified™ Products

People Helping People For millions of farmers around the world, Fair Trade Certified™ products mean thriving communities, kids in school, and a healthy environment. By purchasing Fair Trade Certified products, you support the farmers who grow and provide quality tea, cocoa, vanilla, sugar, herbs and spices.

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Fair Trade Certified™ Products

OUR QUALITY

Great quality doesn’t come easy. It takes a company-wide commitment.

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OUR QUALITY

What is a Co-op?

What is a Co-op? Frontier Co-op has been a member-owned cooperative supporting natural living since 1976 — owned by stores and other organizations that buy and sell our products. We feel the insights and values we gain from this special relationship with our owners are at the heart of our success.

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What is a Co-op?

Management Team

Management Team Frontier has assembled a team of managers with both the business skills and personal qualities to maintain the high standards for products, service and responsibility that have been the company's tradition. Tony Bedard Chief Executive Officer Tony Bedard joined Frontier Co-op in 1991 as head of Operations and was named Chief Executive Officer (CEO) in 2003.

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Management Team

Our History

Each year, Frontier Co-op gives back 4% of its pre-tax profits to causes and organizations around the world that inspire wellness in communities where our products are produced. 1970-79 Begin selling herbs and spices to local co-ops as a two-person operation in a small riverside cabin.

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Our History

What is Organic?

Frontier Co-op was one of the first suppliers to actively advocate organic products and organic agriculture — and we're thrilled with the strong and steady growth of organics in the natural products, and now mainstream, marketplace. We carried our first organic products in 1978, and became a certified organic processor as soon as that program was available.

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What is Organic?

Quality

You can trust our products. We have the skills resources necessary to find and buy top botanical products from around the world — and to make sure that those products have no adulteration, fillers or questionable ingredients.

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Quality

Stewardship

We're committed to the health and welfare of the environment and all the people involved with producing and consuming our botanical products. .

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Stewardship

Giving Back

Each year, Frontier Co-op gives back 4% of its pre-tax profits to causes and organizations around the world that inspire wellness in communities where our products are produced. .

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Giving Back

Frontier Co-op Giving Fund

The Greater Cedar Rapids Community Foundation administers the Frontier Co-op Giving Fund, which is a donor-advised fund. This means that Frontier Co-op makes recommendations on grants, and the Community Foundation is responsible for ensuring that the grants meet regulations and for handling the grant-making process.

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Frontier Co-op Giving Fund

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