Independent Retailers Shared Services Cooperative continued to work with various food businesses (often 7 days a week) to navigate many challenges relevant to COVID 19. We measured our joint successes and collaborations by the number of jobs supported and employees impacted by our work, and increased incomes, decreased expenses, and made strategic, long-term investments as desirable partner outcomes from our projects. In 2020 -2021, several clients’ businesses increased their sales by well over 17%, over 20 million dollars in sales, and profits that exceeded well over 1.8 million dollars. Additionally, the IRSSC was successful in helping our clients secure grant funding that exceeded $100,000. The IRSSC billed a total of $3,500 for services and paid 3 other consultants from this amount. We have provided well over $30,000 annually of in-kind time, consistent with the past 11 years, and we have no debt and remain for-profit.

The IRSSC is currently seeking to fill 2 board seats. Interested parties should contact Rick Gowell at or Mark Sprackland at by or before May 9, 2022.

If you have questions, concerns or require more information, please feel free to call Mark Sprackland or submit your questions in writing and email them to Mark Sprackland or Rick Gowell.

Mark A. Sprackland

President/Executive Director

Independent Retailers Shared Services Cooperative