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Human Resources Survey
by Dave Gutknecht

This is the second annual Cooperative Grocer Human Resources (HR) Survey report. It has been expanded to include information about boards of directors and members of co-ops,...

07 Jan 2004 #100 May - June - 2002
Human Resources Survey
by Peg Nolan

This is the second annual Cooperative Grocer Human Resources (HR) Survey report. It has been expanded to include information about boards of directors and members of co-ops,...

07 Jan 2004 #100 May - June - 2002
Human Resources Survey
by Walden Swanson

This is the second annual Cooperative Grocer Human Resources (HR) Survey report. It has been expanded to include information about boards of directors and members of co-ops,...

07 Jan 2004 #100 May - June - 2002
Improving Your Deli's Hot Case
by Allen Seidner

What are customers looking for in a hot foods program, and what competitive advantages do you have in the world of meal solutions? Natural foods delis have a unique opportunity to provide hot...

07 Jan 2004 #098 January - February - 2002
GreenStar Co-op: A Different Look at Growth and Expansion
by Patrice Jennings

Most often the pages of Cooperative Grocer bring us tales of expansion and relocation projects, or new and innovative cooperative projects undertaken by some of our industry's adventurers. As I...

07 Jan 2004 #099 March - April - 2002
An Update from the Frontier Co-op CEO
by Andy Pauley

Following up the previous edition's report on Frontier Natural Products Co-op, interim CEO Andy Pauley wrote:

Since July 16 when I took the job of interim CEO at Frontier,...

07 Jan 2004 #103 November - December - 2002
"Your flag decal won't get you into heaven anymore."
by Dave Gutknecht

Better co-op stores and stronger regional and national co-op associations are gratifying results based on years of groundwork. Each year the reports of the Cooperative Grocers Associations and...

07 Jan 2004 #099 March - April - 2002
Farm Bill: Fight to the Finish
by Kathy Lawrence

As we go to press, members of the House and Senate Farm Bill Conference Committee are about to meet to reconcile the differences between the House and Senate versions of the bill. Exactly what...

07 Jan 2004 #100 May - June - 2002
Farm Bill: Fight to the Finish
by Chris Campany

As we go to press, members of the House and Senate Farm Bill Conference Committee are about to meet to reconcile the differences between the House and Senate versions of the bill. Exactly what...

07 Jan 2004 #100 May - June - 2002
Grassroots Deliver BIG Wins in the Senate -- Every Voice Still Needed in House-Senate Conference Committee
by Kathy Lawrence

As we go to press, citizens across the country are calling their Senators and feverishly writing letters to the editor. In short, they're making our democracy live and breathe -- and it is a...

07 Jan 2004 #099 March - April - 2002
Grassroots Deliver BIG Wins in the Senate -- Every Voice Still Needed in House-Senate Conference Committee
by Chris Campany

As we go to press, citizens across the country are calling their Senators and feverishly writing letters to the editor. In short, they're making our democracy live and breathe -- and it is a...

07 Jan 2004 #099 March - April - 2002
Wanted: 25 million Grassroots Advocates
by Kathy LawrenceWanted: 25 million grassroots advocates for just and sustainable food systems.

Yes, 25 million.

Not 25,000 or even 250,000. We want millions of Americans from all walks of...

07 Jan 2004 #102 September - October - 2002
Farm Bill Signed - But Not Yet Sealed or Delivered!
by Chris Campany

This spring Congress passed the 2002 Farm Bill, signed by the President on May 13th. The National Campaign for Sustainable Agriculture does not support the bill because we feel the huge subsidies...

07 Jan 2004 #101 July - August - 2002
Farm Aid 2002
by Kathy LawrencePress conference: Speakers included Kim Seeley of Pensylvania Association for Sustainable Agriculture, Rhonda Perry of Missouri Rural Crisis Center, Shirley Sherrod and Ralph Paige of Federation of...
07 Jan 2004 #103 November - December - 2002
An Exchange on Price and the Mainstreaming of Natural/Organic
by Wally Seccombe

To the Editor and George Southworth,

We are the leading natural food distributor in Ontario. Our main problem has been how to restrain and shape our growth, which is proceeding at a torrid...

07 Jan 2004 #098 January - February - 2002
An Exchange on Price and the Mainstreaming of Natural/Organic
by George Southworth

To the Editor and George Southworth,

We are the leading natural food distributor in Ontario. Our main problem has been how to restrain and shape our growth, which is proceeding at a torrid...

07 Jan 2004 #098 January - February - 2002
Eastern Canada: Natural Food Co-ops See Growth, Threats
by Tom Webb

Natural food co-operatives in Eastern Canada are facing many of the same opportunities and problems as their counterparts in the US. As more and more people become concerned about the quality of...

07 Jan 2004 #103 November - December - 2002
Making Grab and Go, Go!
by Allen Seidner

More and more stores are adding deli grab and go programs, hoping to grow sales and reduce service labor expenses. Stories abound of prepared foods departments doubling their sales.

On the...

07 Jan 2004 #102 September - October - 2002
In Corvallis, First Alternative Celebrates Its New Store
by Laurie Heilman

Many food co-ops established in the 1970s have come of age today, expanding their retail space, revitalizing their identity as cooperatives, and proving that co-ops can continue to thrive in an...

07 Jan 2004 #099 March - April - 2002
Co-op Devolution: Blooming Prairie, Frontier, North Farm
by Dave Gutknecht

Food co-op trends reached a remarkable turning point this summer in scenarios that accelerated the decline of cooperatively owned distributors and underscored the crucial role that boards of...

07 Jan 2004 #102 September - October - 2002
Communicating "Co-op"
by Peg Nolan

Membership is at the heart of cooperation. Cooperative membership is the driving force for an alternative economic system predicated upon user ownership and benefit. It's part and parcel of the...

07 Jan 2004 #103 November - December - 2002
Communicating "Co-op"
by Patricia Cumbie

Membership is at the heart of cooperation. Cooperative membership is the driving force for an alternative economic system predicated upon user ownership and benefit. It's part and parcel of the...

07 Jan 2004 #103 November - December - 2002
Culture and Community Meet in the Produce Aisle
by Mark Mulcahy

For thousands of years people and foods from different cultures have been brought together at markets and the dinner table -- mushrooms from caves in France, apples from China. Melons,...

07 Jan 2004 #100 May - June - 2002
Year Four: CGIN Progress and Plans
by Karen Zimbelman

The end of the year always inspires reflection. While the numbers change almost every day, here's where things stand at CGIN as we close in on the end of 2001, a few months short of our fourth...

07 Jan 2004 #098 January - February - 2002
CGIN Highlights New Services
by Karen Zimbelman

The Cooperative Grocers Information Network -- CGIN -- held its fifth annual meeting at the June CCMA conference this year. For those of you who were unable to join us, highlights included:

07 Jan 2004 #102 September - October - 2002