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A Greater Velocity of Cooperation
by Dave Gutknecht

Well over three hundred directors, managers, trainers, and other cooperators met at the 2001 Consumer Cooperative Management Association (CCMA) conference under the theme, "...

08 Jan 2004 #095 July - August - 2001
Are You Certifiable?
by Mark Mulcahy

By Mark Mulcahy

One of the hottest topics in the retail environment is how the new Organic Rule will affect us. One of the main areas in question is the...

08 Jan 2004 #094 May - June - 2001
Are You Certifiable?
by Cissy Bowman

By Mark Mulcahy

One of the hottest topics in the retail environment is how the new Organic Rule will affect us. One of the main areas in question is the...

08 Jan 2004 #094 May - June - 2001
Cooperative Grocers Associations
by Robynn Shrader

There is no shortage of ideas or opportunities for collaboration among co-ops, and as the list continues to grow we are faced with the reality of structure. How can we efficiently...

08 Jan 2004 #094 May - June - 2001
Graphic News From CGIN
by Karen Zimbelman

CGIN was pleased to unveil a new service to members in June: a photo gallery. As of this date, we have two exhibits available in our photo gallery, one on bulk food departments and...

08 Jan 2004 #096 September - October - 2001
Chequamegon: Now Twice the Co-op
by Julie Buckles

At first glance, Ashland, Wisconsin does not appear a likely location for a food cooperative. It is a blue collar, post-industrial town with a modern day strip of fast food...

08 Jan 2004 #096 September - October - 2001
Don't Buy That New POS System Just Yet!
by Robynn ShraderDon't Buy That New POS System Just Yet! By Robynn Shrader

We have engaged in lively discussion via listserves, CCMA and other forums about the Point of Sale (POS) needs of the food co-op...

08 Jan 2004 #097 November - December - 2001
Community Mercantile Meets Compressed Timeline
by Jeanie Wells

When you last read about Community Mercantile Co-op in Lawrence, Kansas, we had just barely survived Wild Oats coming to town. The article in the May-June 1997 edition of...

08 Jan 2004 #096 September - October - 2001
Community Mercantile Meets Compressed Timeline
by Nancy O'Connor

When you last read about Community Mercantile Co-op in Lawrence, Kansas, we had just barely survived Wild Oats coming to town. The article in the May-June 1997 edition of...

08 Jan 2004 #096 September - October - 2001
Construction Delays: Curses and Blessings
by Denise Chevalier

New Pioneer opened the doors of its second grocery store in February, 2001 in Coralville. It's a beautiful store, tightly packed with fixtures, equipment and product. It is quite...

08 Jan 2004 #096 September - October - 2001
Is Your Cutting Edge Dull?
by Dave Gutknecht

This edition's report on the merger of twenty-eight Atlantic Canada co-ops states that the new board of directors must answer those who ask, "Why should I belong, why should I be...

08 Jan 2004 #093 March - April - 2001
Mondragon's Eroski as a Mass Retailer
by David Thompson

"If we are not economically efficient we cannot be socially effective."

08 Jan 2004 #097 November - December - 2001
Expanding Cooperative Community Funds
by David Thompson

The Cooperative Community Fund Program, sponsored by the Twin Pines Cooperative Foundation is accepting applications for its 2001 grant cycle. TPCF will make $5,000 matching grants...

08 Jan 2004 #096 September - October - 2001
Cost Overruns and Expansion Problems
by John Corbett

Editor's note: The January-February issue of Cooperative Grocer presented an in-depth analysis of an expansion project at Mississippi Market that nearly sank the co-op. That...

08 Jan 2004 #094 May - June - 2001
Farm Aid 2001
by Cissy Bowman

The 16th Anniversary Farm Aid benefit was held September 29th at the Verizon Wireless Music Center in Noblesville, Indiana. Farm Aid concerts have been held since 1985 to raise money for America's...

08 Jan 2004 #097 November - December - 2001
It's Time To Act
by Kai Siedenburg

It's Farm Bill time again. Congress will soon decide policies that will shape the nation's food and agriculture system over the next five to ten years--for better or for worse....

08 Jan 2004 #096 September - October - 2001
Getting Ready
by Dave Gutknecht

Expansion stories from co-ops make great reading for friends and members of these businesses. The completion of such projects means more services, more member owners and more co-...

08 Jan 2004 #096 September - October - 2001
Hiring in a (Still) Tight Labor Market
by Carolee Colter

With the slowing of the economy, many co-ops and other natural food stores are noticing a slight easing in the difficulty of recruiting and retaining workers. Despite economic...

08 Jan 2004 #095 July - August - 2001
Human Resources Survey Gives a Close Look at Co-op Compensation
by Walden Swanson

This is the first of an annual Cooperative Grocer Human Resources Survey report. The survey is designed to help co-ops evaluate their HR and compensation practices. We believe this...

08 Jan 2004 #093 March - April - 2001
Human Resources Survey Gives a Close Look at Co-op Compensation
by Dave Gutknecht

This is the first of an annual Cooperative Grocer Human Resources Survey report. The survey is designed to help co-ops evaluate their HR and compensation practices. We believe this...

08 Jan 2004 #093 March - April - 2001
Natural/Organic Industry Outlook
by George Southworth

Many of the market trends that have been discussed by cooperatives in this magazine and other forums are coming true, but with a stunning ferocity and speed. This article examines...

08 Jan 2004 #096 September - October - 2001
In the News
by Dave Gutknecht

Crisis, or a crisis atmosphere, can be used to advance agendas and strategies that are not necessarily directly tied to those in the headlines. Little noticed in the welter of bad news and panic...

08 Jan 2004 #097 November - December - 2001
Information Technology Team Sees Co-op Benefits
by Robynn Shrader

Imagine sitting down at your desk after your co-op's busiest sales day of the week, then pointing and clicking your way to reports that illustrate the products and departments that...

08 Jan 2004 #096 September - October - 2001
At 50, Japanese Co-ops Emphasize Education and Food Safety
by Japanese Consumers' Co-operative Union

Japan continues to experience a prolonged recession, so much so that some sectors of the economy, including grocery, are actually experiencing deflation. According to a NYT report (9/25),...

08 Jan 2004 #097 November - December - 2001
Location, Location, Location...and Site, Site, Site: Co-ops are Retailers Too
by Peter C. DavisSite and location characteristics can greatly influence customer loyalty to a co-op and the co-op's competitiveness.

The retail environment is one in which any given store holds but...

08 Jan 2004 #092 January - February - 2001