For most of the past year, people and organizations have been faced with extreme challenges and forced to adapt. For many, leaning on communities has helped them navigate the difficult times, including Cabot Creamery. Cabot is a dairy co-operative based in Vermont with 800 farms throughout New England and in New York. It’s diversified ownership structure ensures it operates with a stakeholder focus and creates an interdependent community within the company, which has also proven to increase the company’s resilience throughout the continuing global pandemic.
As the pandemic broke out, the dairy industry faced an unprecedented challenge: Distribution was upended, with farmers and their cows producing milk but the processing plants, distribution outlets, and customers (grocery stores and restaurants) were facing closures and limited activity. Without