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Planning for Productivity
by Mark MulcahyPlanning for Productivity - Part 1: Numbers, accountability, and quality control in the produce section
07 Jan 2004 #107 July - August - 2003
New Co-op Market Finds Success in Boulder
by Steve PhillipsTidal Creek Triples Its Size
07 Jan 2004 #107 July - August - 2003
Quincy Co-op: 25 Years, New Home
by Lucinda BerdonQuincy Co-op: 25 Years, New Home
07 Jan 2004 #108 September - October - 2003
An Exchange on Organic Fiber Standards
by Cissy Bowman

Dear Editor:

There are several statements in the article "Organics: Report from the Lone Star State" published in the July-August 2003 issue of Cooperative Grocer that are erroneous or need...

07 Jan 2004 #108 September - October - 2003
An Exchange on Organic Fiber Standards
by Katherine Dimatteo

Dear Editor:

There are several statements in the article "Organics: Report from the Lone Star State" published in the July-August 2003 issue of Cooperative Grocer that are erroneous or need...

07 Jan 2004 #108 September - October - 2003
The Editor Notes
by Dave GutknechtValues and ends

This publication's editorial advisory board recently approved a statement of ends and values for Cooperative Grocer:

07 Jan 2004 #108 September - October - 2003
Sustainable Ag Programs Under Attack
by Kathy Lawrence

If the House of Representatives has its way, some of the sustainable agriculture movement's biggest wins in the 2002 Farm Bill will disappear for at least a year and maybe longer.

07 Jan 2004 #108 September - October - 2003
Planning for Productivity
by Mark Mulcahy

Last time, I talked about how we are judged by margin in our departments and how you could improve your margin by paying attention to specific areas (training, quality control, and accountability...

07 Jan 2004 #108 September - October - 2003
People's Food Co-op Grows a Green Store
by Miles UchidaPeople's Food Co-op Grows a Green Store
07 Jan 2004 #108 September - October - 2003
Naturally Northwest
by Brian Schaeperkoetter

PCC Natural Markets Sprouts Urban Flagship Store

07 Jan 2004 #108 September - October - 2003
Building a Unified System
by Robynn Shrader

Enthusiasm and momentum from the June Consumer Cooperative Management Association conference in Lexington continues, as the members of National Cooperative Grocers Association (NCGA) contemplate...

07 Jan 2004 #108 September - October - 2003
Demystifying Policy Governance
by Linda Stier Policy Type: Governance Process Policy Title: Linkage with Owners

The board governs [the cooperative] in the interests of its ownership-[the cooperative] members. The board is committed to...

07 Jan 2004 #108 September - October - 2003
Canada's Co-op Atlantic
by Tom WebbCanada's Co-op Atlantic -- Showing the Way to Cooperation Among Cooperatives
07 Jan 2004 #108 September - October - 2003
When the Weather Gets Rough, Co-ops Are Tough
by Tom Webb

The late 2000 merger of 28 community-based co-operatives in Atlantic Canada was a gutsy move to maintain a co-operative alternative in as many communities. The result was Consumers Community Co-...

29 Dec 2003 #110 January - February - 2004
Cooperative Accountability
by Linda Stier

A recent survey sponsored by the National Cooperative Business Association (NCBA) and a coalition of major national cooperative associations indicated that the public has strong expectations of...

29 Dec 2003 #110 January - February - 2004
Co-op Kanagawa
by Yu Shibata

Co-op Kanagawa, the fourth-largest regional co-op in Japan, is located mainly in Kanagawa prefecture just southwest of Tokyo. Membership was 1 million in 2002 and has increased every year. With 3....

29 Dec 2003 #110 January - February - 2004
Build the Crew Before You Build the Walls
by Mark Mulcahy

You're in the Expansion Zone when: Every possible inch of sales floor space is filled, and even the ceiling has hanging baskets of product. It is amazing that you can move in your back room, let...

29 Dec 2003 #110 January - February - 2004
Creative Solutions Bring New Look to Dated Store
by Pam Mehnert
29 Dec 2003 #110 January - February - 2004
Misguided Power Politics Make Us Sick -- Grassroots Democracy Is the Cure
by Kathy Lawrence

We are what we eat" is certainly not a new idea, but it's still true. The food-focused holiday season is a vivid reminder to all of us that if we want wholesome, sustainable food produced on...

29 Dec 2003 #110 January - February - 2004
The Editor Notes
by Dave GutknechtNew tradition: thanks locally

At the farmers market or a co-op, I'm thankful for wonderful food and the hardworking producers who supply it. And when working I am gratified to be associated with...

29 Dec 2003 #110 January - February - 2004
Remodeling Plans
by Dave Gutknecht

A proposal to redefine their regional and national associations has generated intense discussion among food cooperative managers and organizational leaders. In late November, the National...

29 Dec 2003 #110 January - February - 2004
Davis Co-op and Community Get Together for a Blood Drive
by Kate Dreher

When I think of the Davis Food Co-op, naturally some of the first things that come to mind are the delicious foods and environmentally sound products I buy there. But I also see the co-op as a...

29 Dec 2003 #110 January - February - 2004
Cooperative d'Alentour Grows, Links with Co-op Atlantic
by Louise Brunelle

Cooperative d'Alentour is a distributor located in the southern Quebec city of Sherbrooke. The cooperative was founded in 1979 by buying clubs that wanted natural foods at a reasonable price--at...

29 Dec 2003 #110 January - February - 2004
The Farmer and the Feds
by Cissy Bowman

Entering the second year of the fully implemented National Organic Program, we are beginning to see the NOP's impact on a grassroots movement gone "mainstream." Those of us whose business relies...

29 Dec 2003 #110 January - February - 2004
Growing Out of the "Small Deli Blues"
by Allen Seidner

Growing Out of the "Small Deli Blues"

10 Dec 2003 #109 November - December - 2003