As a co-op member, you are one the owners of your cooperative. The business idea of a cooperative is to produce services and benefits for its members. Business profit is invested in the development of service offerings. Therefore, it will benefit all co-op members residing in the area. If surplus is generated, a cooperative may distribute so-called return on surplus to its co-op members.
Return on surplus is based on Bonus purchases from the shops of the member's own cooperative, of which a specific percentage is then returned. It is paid after the financial year, depending on the profit of the cooperative and in accordance with the Council's decision.
For more information on return on surplus, see S Group's membership scheme rules.