Our Location

739 Palmerston Avenue
Toronto ON M6G 2R3

Regular Store Hours

Monday Closed
Tuesday 9am to 9pm
Wednesday 9am to 9pm
Thursday 9am to 9pm
Friday 9am to 9pm
Saturday 10am to 6pm
Sunday 10am to 6pm
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Karma Co-operative, Toronto’s oldest co-operative grocery store, is looking for a Retail Associate and Health and Beauty Aids (HaBA) purchaser. Karma has operated as a grocery store and community gathering place for over 45 years.

Position Summary:

  • Order for, merchandise and maintain a small HaBA department;
  • Manage product to maximize profitability and minimize shrink;
  • Maintain current and accurate product information in POS system;
  • Provide friendly customer service;
  • Receive deliveries from suppliers;
  • Price, display and restock products throughout the store;
  • Ensure products are ordered according to seasonality and demand;
  • Operate cash registers;
  • Maintain a clean, safe and customer friendly store;
  • Train new employees and supervise co-op member labour as needed;
  • Ensure efficient and effective store opening and closing procedures
  • Be available to work the following shifts on a weekly basis: Thursday 3 pm-10:30 pm; Friday 3 pm – 10:30 pm; Saturday 2 pm -7:30 pm; Sunday 2 pm-7:30 pm.
  • Provide friendly customer service;


The ideal candidate will have:

  • Experience in natural health and beauty aids retail operations and purchasing;
  • Knowledge of co-ops and member-owned organizations;
  • Knowledge of the sustainable food movement;
  • Ability to meet deadlines;
  • Excellent customer service skills;
  • Excellent time management and prioritization skills;
  • Ability to work independently without supervision and with a team;
  • Strong communication skills, both verbal and written;
  • Be self-motivated, detail-oriented and energetic.

Education required: Grade 12 graduation
Anticipated Start Date: Tuesday May 1, 2018
Position Hours: 26 hours/week
Compensation: $14.00/hour starting wage + benefits (after 3 months) + 25% staff discount
Karma is a unionized workplace.

If interested, submit resume and cover letter as an attachment, to manager@karmacoop.org by 9 am Sunday April 29, 2018. Please include “APPLICATION FOR HaBA PURCHASER” in subject line. Only successful applicants will be contacted. No phone calls please.