CPA members experience the financial economies found in large drugstore chains, while maintaining their own autonomous operation. By requiring full compliance with the core programs of CPA, the Cooperative secures favorable vendor pricing, purchase terms, product mix and service levels.
Founded in 1993, CPA now includes seven Cooperatives under its umbrella, including over 1500 stores with over $4 billion in annual wholesaler purchases. CPA is 100% member-owned and maintains complete financial transparency.
What to Expect from CPA:
FAIR TREATMENT FROM VENDORS
Suppliers want to do business with CPA and know they must provide members with the highest standards of service; if a member receives sub-standard service, the cooperative uses its collective influence to correct the problem.
NETWORKING AND SHARING IDEAS
Spending time with colleagues and sharing ideas and solutions stimulates performance and energizes your business.
QUARTERLY BUSINESS MEETINGS
Packed with program updates, vendor presentations and networking and educational opportunities - and rebate check distribution.
RAPID RETURN ON INVESTMENT
The average store breaks even with their membership fee in less than 21 days.
REBATES FOR MEMBERSHIP
All programs generate rebates that are given back to the cooperatives. 100% of these rebates are passed back to the CPA membership monthly and quarterly, based on individual member performance. Members also pay a pro rata share of expenses from their rebate checks.
Of every program - down to the penny - WITH 100% TRANSPARENCY.
Members take comfort in the cooperative's unity. All vendors recognize this strong relationship among our members. Compliance is key and the foundation of this program's success.