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You Are Not Alone
by Melanie Reid

Is your co-op too small to have a human resources manager on staff? Is the HR function in your co-op divided up among different people? Have your HR systems been cobbled together from different...

20 Feb 2013 #164 Jan-Feb 2013
Against the Tide
by Rochelle Prunty

River Valley Market in Northampton, Mass., opened in 2008, early in the current wave of new food co-ops and just before the start of the economic decline. Original sales projections had River...

20 Feb 2013 #164 Jan-Feb 2013
Paradigm for a New Economy
by Patricia Cumbie

Nearly 2,800 cooperators from 91 countries converged on Quebec City, Canada, for the 2012 International Summit of Cooperatives under the theme, "The Amazing Power of Cooperatives," in...

20 Feb 2013 #164 Jan-Feb 2013
New Year Brings CGN Change
by Dan Nordley

Last January, the Cooperative Grocers’ Information Network (CGIN) board and executive director met for several days to figure out how CGIN could better meet our mission of strengthening all...

20 Feb 2013 #164 Jan-Feb 2013
Food Co-ops Raise Over $147,000
by National Cooperative Grocers Association

Last fall, the National Cooperative Grocers Association (NCGA) and its member and associate co-ops -collaborated on two initiatives with fantastic results: 

$106,500 raised for World Food...
20 Feb 2013 #164 Jan-Feb 2013
A Global Cooperative Mandate
by Dave Gutknecht

The world clearly is in dire need of approaches to social issues that are more democratic and more just. In this vein, the potential for cooperative enterprise is receiving greater attention,...

20 Feb 2013 #164 Jan-Feb 2013
"Seed Giants vs. U.S. Farmers" Published

In mid-February a major new study was released by the Center for Food Safety and Save Our Seeds.  Available for free download at http://www.centerforfoodsafety.org, the 50-page document,...

16 Feb 2013 • Endcap Articles
Survey of Co-op Potential in "Yes" Magazine

"A Cooperative Economy" is the theme of "Yes!" magazine's spring 2013 issue: http://www.yesmagazine.org -- covering such examples as worker ownership, food co-ops and...

11 Feb 2013 • Endcap Articles
National Co-op Development Act Proposed

The National Cooperative Development Act of 2011 needs the support of the public and members of Congress – see http://www.campaign.coop/.  The bill promotes job creation and economic...

06 Feb 2013 • Endcap Articles
Terrible Fix, Farm Bill in "Uncharted Territory"

The nine-month “fix” in the farm bill is worse than nothing.  With the last-minute approval of this compromise, largely without debate, we lost relatively inexpensive yet...

21 Jan 2013 • Endcap Articles
My Co-op Rocks! Winners Available

Now available for online viewing are winners of an annual contest sponsored by several leading cooperatives that generates imaginative tributes to cooperatives.

The My Co-op Rocks Video +...

27 Dec 2012 • Endcap Articles
Resources from International Co-op Summits

Cooperators everywhere can view online presentations and research delivered at major international cooperative meetings held in late 2012. The International Summit of Cooperatives in Quebec City,...

25 Dec 2012 • Endcap Articles
The Growth Roadway
by Art Sherwood

Expansion and growth are on the minds of many cooperative board and management leaders. And this makes sense, since growing our cooperatives’ abilities to deliver on their organizational...

04 Dec 2012 #163 November-December 2012
Reaching Cooperative Solutions
by Dave Gutknecht

The Cooperative Solution, by E.G. Nadeau, is a small book that makes large claims, as indicated in its subtitle: How the United States can tame recessions, reduce inequality, and protect the...

04 Dec 2012 #163 November-December 2012
NYC: Acting Locally to Build a Global Cooperative Economy
by Leslie Dreifus

Imagine what it would like to be part of a far-reaching movement imbued with values of economic democracy that circumnavigates the globe. Imagine that more than 1 billion people in every country...

04 Dec 2012 #163 November-December 2012
NYC: Acting Locally to Build a Global Cooperative Economy
by Sam Koprak

Imagine what it would like to be part of a far-reaching movement imbued with values of economic democracy that circumnavigates the globe. Imagine that more than 1 billion people in every country...

04 Dec 2012 #163 November-December 2012
Why (Some) New Co-ops Fail
by Stuart Reid

The mayor spoke at the co-op’s ribbon cutting, and it seemed like the whole town turned out to celebrate. The local paper wrote excitedly about the new grocery store. The future seemed...

04 Dec 2012 #163 November-December 2012
By the Numbers
by Mandy Catlette

Years after pioneering the natural, organic foods movement and the radical notion of a more sustainable business model, food co-ops remain leaders in the grocery industry in ways that are...

04 Dec 2012 #163 November-December 2012
Farmers Continue to Fight Monsanto’s Threats, Intimidation
by Dave Gutknecht

Along with November 2012 referendums in California and Washington to require labeling of genetically engineered (GMO) foods, legal action continues against the leading GMO proponent and...

04 Dec 2012 #163 November-December 2012
Grants Build Co-op Economy
by Rosie Weaver

In September, Food Co-op Initiative announced grants to 10 new startup food co-ops. An additional four co-ops will receive scholarships for board and organizer training. All 14 awardees have...

04 Dec 2012 #163 November-December 2012
Just Damned If We Don’t
by Dave Gutknecht

We have continuing opportunities to cultivate cooperative enterprise. In the present issue are reports on how, and how not, to grow cooperative ownership.

Cooperatives globally have...

04 Dec 2012 #163 November-December 2012
Accounting Best Practices Primer Now Available
by Bruce Mayer

Accounting Best Practices for Food Co-ops: A Primer is now available, an excellent and concise (14-page) summary in four sections:  balance sheet, income statement, internal control, and cash...

15 Nov 2012 • Endcap Articles
Accounting Best Practices Primer Now Available
by Peg Nolan

Accounting Best Practices for Food Co-ops: A Primer is now available, an excellent and concise (14-page) summary in four sections:  balance sheet, income statement, internal control, and cash...

15 Nov 2012 • Endcap Articles
Accounting Best Practices Primer Now Available
by Steve Wolfe

Accounting Best Practices for Food Co-ops: A Primer is now available, an excellent and concise (14-page) summary in four sections:  balance sheet, income statement, internal control, and cash...

15 Nov 2012 • Endcap Articles
Working Together for Our Mutual Benefit
by Michelle Schry

Food co-ops are experts at doing things the hard way. We are grassroots organizations—it comes with the territory. People’s Food Co-op (PFC) in La Crosse, Wis., and the Rochester Good...

25 Sep 2012 #162 September-October 2012