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Alcohol votes

Alcohol: Vote recommendations at a glance

It is almost time for the ballots on the alcohol issue. The 10 regional Migros cooperatives issue voting recommendations.

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Should alcohol be on the Migros shelves or not? Until 4 June, 2.3 million cooperative members will decide this question for their respective cooperative. The 10 Regional Administrations (RA) and Cooperative Councils (CC) each issue a voting recommendation for their cooperative members, as does the management of the Federation of Migros Cooperatives as well as the Gottlieb and Adele Duttweiler Foundation.

Here is an overview:

Aare Migros Cooperative

Management recommends YES/Cooperative Council decides not to issue a recommendation

Economic area: cantons of Aargau, Bern (excluding the French-speaking Bernese Jura) and Solothurn (excluding Schwarzbubenland)
Number of cooperative members: 537,656 (as of 22 November 2021)

Migros Cooperative Basel

Management and Cooperative Council both recommend YES

Economic area: cantons of Basel-Country and Basel-City, the district of Delémont and Porrentruy in the canton of Bern and Schwarzbubenland in the canton of Solothurn
Number of cooperative members: 169,453 (as of 22 November 2021)

Migros Cooperative Geneva

Management recommends YES/Cooperative Council decides not to issue a recommendation

Economic area: canton of Geneva and part of the district of Nyon in the canton of Vaud.
Number of cooperative members: 123,710 (as of 22 November 2021)

Migros Cooperative Lucerne

Management and Cooperative Council both recommend YES

Economic area: cantons of Lucerne, Nidwalden, Obwalden, Uri, Zug, Schwyz (southern part)
Number of cooperative members: 200,468 (as of 22 November 2021)

Neuchâtel-Fribourg Cooperative

Management recommends YES/Cooperative Council decides not to issue a recommendation

Economic area: cantons of Neuchâtel and Fribourg (excluding the region around Estavayer-le-Lac), the western part of the Bernese Jura in the canton of Berne, the district of Franches-Montagnes in the canton of Jura and the region around Avenches in the canton of Vaud
Number of cooperative members: 126,814 (as of 22 November 2021)

Migros Cooperative Eastern Switzerland

Management and Cooperative Council both recommend YES

Economic area: cantons of Appenzell Ausserhoden, Appenzell Innerhoden, Grisons (excluding the Moesa region), Schaffhausen, St. Gallen (excluding the See-Gaster region), Thurgau, the districts of Andelfingen, Hinwil and Winterthur in the canton of Zurich, and the Principality of Liechtenstein
Number of cooperative members: 424,327 (as of 22 November 2021)

Migros Cooperative Ticino

Management and Cooperative Council both recommend YES

Economic area: canton of Ticino, Moesa region in the canton of Grisons
Number of cooperative members: 103,858 (as of 22 November 2021)

Migros Cooperative Vaud

Management and Cooperative Council both recommend YES

Economic area: canton of Vaud (excluding the regions around Avences and Nyon) and, in the canton of Fribourg, the region around Estavayer-le-Lac
Number of cooperative members: 160,049 (as of 22 November 2021)

Migros Cooperative Valais

Management and Cooperative Council both recommend YES

Economic area: canton of Valais
Number of cooperative members: 83,388 (as of 22 November 2021)

Migros Cooperative Zurich

Management and Cooperative Council both recommend YES

Economic area: canton of Zurich (excluding the districts of Andelfingen, Hinwil, and Winterthur), canton of Glarus, the See-Gaster district in the canton of St. Gallen and the northern part of the canton of Schwyz
Number of cooperative members: 334,878 (as of 22 November 2021)

Federation of Migros Cooperatives (FMC)

Management recommends YES

Management is responsible for overall leadership, including subsidiaries and FMC holdings. It sets the strategy and ensures the implementation of effective management and organisational structures.

Gottlieb and Adele Duttweiler Foundation

The Foundation Board decides not to issue a recommendation

The Gottlieb and Adele Duttweiler Foundation was founded in 1950 by Gottlieb and Adele Duttweiler. The sole governing body of this independent legal entity is the Foundation Board. It is composed of seven independent members and regulates the succession itself. The founders wanted to ensure that Migros would continue to remain true to the founders’ spirit in the future.