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Atlantic Canadian Co-ops Meet Globalization, Plan Merger
by Tom WebbThirty years ago, Atlantic Canadians got their groceries from family grocery stores supplied by family owned wholesalers and the co-operative store. The co-operatives had emerged to protect people...
08 Jan 2004 #091 November - December - 2000
The Big Picture
by Dave Gutknecht

Here is another "big picture" edition, after the previous one's annual survey report.

The new Food Co-op Directory is the most complete such listing available...

08 Jan 2004 #090 September - October - 2000
How Much Can I Borrow?
by Scott Beers

Every lender probably has experienced some version of the following exchange:

Lender: So, how much are you interested in borrowing? Borrower: Whatever you...

08 Jan 2004 #086 January - February - 2000
How Much Can I Borrow?
by Margaret Lund

Every lender probably has experienced some version of the following exchange:

Lender: So, how much are you interested in borrowing? Borrower: Whatever you...

08 Jan 2004 #086 January - February - 2000
Blooming Prairie: "The most important strategies are those that strengthen our retail members."
by Jesse Singerman

As the market we helped to create undergoes dramatic and fundamental change, cooperative natural product distributors and retailers, the "new wave" of consumer cooperatives formed...

08 Jan 2004 #090 September - October - 2000
Will You Burn Bright or Burn Out?
by Mark MulcahySuggestions for avoiding "fatigue brought about by devotion to a cause, a way of life, or a relationship that failed to produce the expected reward."

Neil Young's anthem on his "...

08 Jan 2004 #086 January - February - 2000
Conference and Survey Show Stronger Co-ops, Yet Many Challenges Remain
by Dave Gutknecht

The results from this edition's Retail Operations Survey plus reports from the recent Consumer Cooperative Management Association (CCMA) conference provide many strong indicators of food co-op...

08 Jan 2004 #089 July - August - 2000
Retailer Organic Certification: Coming Soon to a Store Near You?
by Cissy BowmanBy Cissy Bowman

As we await the implementation of the Organic Foods Production Act (OFPA), the question in the minds of most of this magazine's readers may be: "How will this affect...

08 Jan 2004 #091 November - December - 2000
Growing Co-op Community Foundations
by David ThompsonBy David Thompson

What if an article in Cooperative Grocer a decade from now began with the following?

During the past ten years, Cooperative Community Funds...

08 Jan 2004 #089 July - August - 2000
SPECIAL REPORT: Cooperative Grocers Associations
by Robynn ShraderBy Robynn Shrader

08 Jan 2004 #088 May - June - 2000
Organic Cotton: Growing Need and Supply
by Mark Mulcahy

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08 Jan 2004 #091 November - December - 2000
Collaborating on Perishables
by Allen Seidner 

You don't have to be an industry insider to spot the difference between a grocery store with perishables teams that are sharp with creative cross-merchandising and one with...

08 Jan 2004 #088 May - June - 2000
Diversity Training Challenges the Co-op
by Kari KaminskyIf one of the core values of the cooperative is that all individuals should be treated with respect,
08 Jan 2004 #087 March - April - 2000
What Cost Ignorance?
by Mark Mulcahy

I once saw a bumper sticker that said, "If you think education is expensive, try ignorance". I believe we are at a point in our industry where we are about to find out just how...

08 Jan 2004 #087 March - April - 2000
E-Merging Co-ops
by Dave GutknechtCo-op solutions

Collaboration and communication among leading food co-op organizations are increasing. Still lacking a unified national program for their sector, many food co-ops...

08 Jan 2004 #091 November - December - 2000
FMI Neighborhood Partnership Award Again Goes to a Co-op
by Dave Gutknecht1999: Hanover Co-op -- Harvest Partners Garden
08 Jan 2004 #091 November - December - 2000
Making Co-ops A Great Place to Work
by Marilyn Scholl

What we love most about co-ops is the emphasis on people. Food co-ops are businesses that operate on a human scale, valuing individual voices--whether it be the democratic aspect...

08 Jan 2004 #088 May - June - 2000
Making Co-ops A Great Place to Work
by Carolee Colter

What we love most about co-ops is the emphasis on people. Food co-ops are businesses that operate on a human scale, valuing individual voices--whether it be the democratic aspect...

08 Jan 2004 #088 May - June - 2000
Italy's Co-ops Draw Strong Public Support
by Margaret Lund

Constitution of the Italian Republic (1947), Article 45:

08 Jan 2004 #091 November - December - 2000
Japanese Food Co-ops See Store-less Trends
by Yu ShibataOne Hundred Years of Japanese Co-opsEditor's note: Home to the largest consumer cooperative sector of any nation, Japan is also increasingly experiencing globalization and rapid economic and social...
08 Jan 2004 #091 November - December - 2000
Conducting Member Loan Campaigns
by Bill GessnerCooperatives need to pursue debt capital from members through the creation of member loan programs and member loan drives.

The purpose of this article is to suggest some of the basic principles and...

08 Jan 2004 #086 January - February - 2000
Northeast Cooperatives: "Together we will create a stronger cooperative system."
by George Southworth

Northeast Cooperatives' strategic goals are based on meeting our members' and customers' needs, now and in the future. We start with a series of forecasts of how the marketplace is...

08 Jan 2004 #090 September - October - 2000
Create a Marketing "Profit Center" With an Effective Newsletter
by Patricia Cumbie

If you knew you could increase sales up to 50 percent on a product promotion, you'd do just about anything to obtain the magic formula. Maybe the first or maybe the last place you'...

08 Jan 2004 #091 November - December - 2000
Organic and Wild: A New Level of Standards
by Mark Ritchie

By Mark Ritchie

Over the last 30 years I have been intimately involved in the organic food industry at all levels, from production to wholesaling and retailing, primarily within the consumer...

08 Jan 2004 #090 September - October - 2000
Organic and Wild: A New Level of Standards
by Cissy Bowman

By Mark Ritchie

Over the last 30 years I have been intimately involved in the organic food industry at all levels, from production to wholesaling and retailing, primarily within the consumer...

08 Jan 2004 #090 September - October - 2000