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Where do you go when you have a question related to your job at your co-op that your co-worker, owners, or board are unable answer?

June 23, 2017

Whenever cooperators congregate, it’s a gathering of the tribe that generates the joy of mutual recognition. Such was the case at the 2017 Up & Coming food co-op conference.

190 May-June 2017 June 23, 2017

Cooperatives when at their best show resiliency by enhancing member services through diverse tactics and forms of collaboration.

190 May-June 2017 June 23, 2017

A summary of labor unions and food co-ops, with reference to the current situation at Seward Co-op, appears in the current issue of the Minneapolis neighborhood paper,

Endcap Articles June 21, 2017

Ever want to know a bit more about co-ops in the United Kingdom? An annual summary of these co-ops is now available: http://bit.ly/2t2D0H3.

Endcap Articles June 20, 2017

Cate Hardy, the CEO of the Seattle area's leading food co-op, PCC Natural Markets, comments in a recent newspaper report that they are already very familiar with competition from Whole Foods and Am

Endcap Articles June 17, 2017

The Lawrence, Kansas food co-op in mid-May announced its plans for summer 2017 construction of a major solar power installation—what will be the largest one in town.

Endcap Articles May 16, 2017

Myths get in the way of our ability to restore degraded soils that can feed the world using fewer chemicals.

Endcap Articles May 5, 2017

The board of directors of Amazing Grains, a small co-op in Grand Forks, North Dakota, announced the co-op’s imminent dissolution—the notification came just before the co-op’s annual meeting on Apri

Endcap Articles May 1, 2017

Boards of directors regularly struggle with the concept of “speaking with one voice”— primarily because the concept has a dual meaning.

189 March-April 2017 April 4, 2017

In my time as general manager at Lexington Co-op (Buffalo, N.Y.), I have made many decisions that have made owners angry.

189 March-April 2017 April 4, 2017

A decade ago, it was still a challenge for consumers to find high quality, locally raised meats. Nowadays, there is no shortage of choices.

189 March-April 2017 April 3, 2017

Only to the degree that people are unsettled is there any hope for them. 

—Ralph Waldo Emerson

April 3, 2017

Communication across cities, states, and countries is easier than ever.

189 March-April 2017 April 3, 2017

Eastside Food Co-op opened its doors to the community of Northeast Minneapolis in December 2003, with first-year sales of $2 million.

189 March-April 2017 April 2, 2017

As I began to write this, the United States had just seen the largest day of protests in its history.

189 March-April 2017 April 2, 2017

There are seven call groups happening in three regions of the country, serving two dozen startups, plus requests for calls in more regions.

189 March-April 2017 April 2, 2017

The March 2017 Up & Coming food co-op conference featured larger-than-ever attendance and a training program of increased depth and breadth.

Endcap Articles March 18, 2017

Fair trade bananas enable small producers to survive and thrive -- IF they organize as cooperatives.  Organized demand through consumer cooperatives also is key.  For background on these production

Endcap Articles March 17, 2017

Food Co-op Initiative is thrilled to announce its all-new Guide to Starting a Food Co-op.

March 15, 2017