Store Success

Sprout is an innovative food initiative that seeks to bring accessible healthy food options and healthy food education to food desserts across Ottawa. Through selling produce in corner stores already in place in communities and using the space to provide the food within walking distance of residents' homes. We work closely with Ottawa Public Health and working towards a more equitable world in terms of Canada's food security right here at home. 

The Sprout team's goals this year include:

1.     Developing a set of recipes that can be conveniently and affordably prepared using foods stocked in our participating convenience stores

2.     Building partnerships with local farmers and farmers' cooperatives, public health authorities, and nonprofit partners that work with our target clientele (i.e. the Food Bank, food pantries and soup kitchens)

3.     Launching the program in more convenient stores, potentially identifying a franchise chain that would be interested in the project

 

YOU’LL NEED TO

●      Have great team working abilities

●      Have efficient time management

●      Have excellent oral communication skills

●      Be optimistic and represent Sprout values

IT WOULD BE GREAT IF YOU HAVE:

●      Interest in nutrition

●      A vehicle is ideal

●      Experience in tracking inventory

●      Experience in working on Excel spreadsheets

YOU WILL BE WORKING ON THINGS LIKE:

●      Maintaining an excellent relationship between Sprout and current store partners

●      Visiting stores at least once a week to track and record inventory

●      Communicating with the rest of the team sales levels

●      Tracking and inputting the inventory levels into an Excel spreadsheet

●      Communicating with the rest of the team when new inventory needs to be produced

 

Enactus uOttawa

Enactus uOttawa, Telfer School of Management, University of Ottawa, 55 Laurier Avenue East, Ottawa, ON, K1N 6N5