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My Co-op Rocks! Video Contest
by Mari Roseman

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Lights, camera…arugula! National Cooperative Grocers Association (NCGA) is inviting co-op shoppers to submit videos in a nationwide “My Co-op Rocks!” contest, in...

03 Mar 2009 #141 March - April - 2009
Watchdogging Organic Standards
by Goldie Caughlan

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In the midst of watchdogging and commenting on the flurry of Federal Register filings out of USDA and FDA, we were stunned when the National Organic Program (NOP) of...

03 Mar 2009 #141 March - April - 2009
2008 Grants and 2009 Plans at the Howard Bowers Fund
by Ellen Quinn

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03 Mar 2009 #141 March - April - 2009
In Memory of Eric Kindberg
by Cissy Bowman

Eric Kindberg, 66, a longtime advocate of cooperative development, organic farming, and integrity in organic regulations, died Dec. 11, 2008. Originally from Arkansas, Eric died in China, where he...

01 Mar 2009 #141 March - April - 2009
Explore the New Legal Flexibility
by Joel Dahlgren

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03 Mar 2009 #141 March - April - 2009
Taking Policy Governance to Heart
by Mark Goehring

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26 Apr 2009 #141 March - April - 2009
The Company Store and the Co-op Store
by Dave Gutknecht

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Economic news has everyone’s attention, and retailers must adapt to recession. Success in this new environment will require nimble management.

20 Mar 2009 #141 March - April - 2009
Seward Co-op Opens New Store in Minneapolis
by Staff

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In Minneapolis, Minn., Seward Co-op opened its new 25,600-square-foot facility Jan. 8, 2009. The $10.5 ­million project ­relocated the store seven blocks east of its...

03 Mar 2009 #141 March - April - 2009
Community Food Co-op in Bellingham, Washington
by Staff

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03 Mar 2009 #141 March - April - 2009
A Model for Ownership Succession
by Suzette Snow-Cobb

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As Franklin Community Co-op celebrated its 30th anniversary in 2007, “managing growth” had become a repeated refrain and a way of life, as we worked to creatively use...

03 Mar 2009 #141 March - April - 2009
A Model for Ownership Succession
by Kristin Howard

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As Franklin Community Co-op celebrated its 30th anniversary in 2007, “managing growth” had become a repeated refrain and a way of life, as we worked to creatively use...

03 Mar 2009 #141 March - April - 2009
Gold Is Where You Find It
by Larry Brucia

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There’s a saying in the gold business that is simple and to the point but makes a lot of sense. When people ask gold miners where they can find gold, the...

03 Mar 2009 #141 March - April - 2009
Counting on Co-op Employees
by Carolee Colter

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Co-op managers want to know how their employees feel about the co-op as an employer. Increasingly, they are turning to employee surveys...

05 Mar 2009 #141 March - April - 2009
Counting on Co-op Employees
by Mary Courteau

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Co-op managers want to know how their employees feel about the co-op as an employer. Increasingly, they are turning to employee surveys...

05 Mar 2009 #141 March - April - 2009
Park Slope Food Co-op Is an Energy Star
by Park Slope (energy advisory committee)

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27 Oct 2009 #141 March - April - 2009
Reaching Youth at coopsrock.coop
by Ken Davis

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We live in electronic ether, with the World Wide Web like an infinite canvas. It’s an excellent era for the visual arts. Opportunities and audiences abound....

20 May 2009 #142 May - June - 2009
Weathering the Storm, Greening the Store
by Dave Gutknecht

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The steep decline of the economy is impacting every community, and most food co-ops are encountering flat or declining sales. At the same time, cooperatives...

20 May 2009 #142 May - June - 2009
Staying Healthy in an Unhealthy Economy
by Mel Braverman

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20 May 2009 #142 May - June - 2009
A Neighborhood Co-op Market
by Elizabeth Ferry

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Anyone could build a new store,” says Tony White, director of operations at the Hanover Co-op in Hanover, N.H. “We wanted to build a new co-op store.” He’s talking...

20 May 2009 #142 May - June - 2009
Is ‘Green' a Cooperative Principle?
by Paula Gilbertson

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Green is all the buzz, and it’s been growing louder for some time. But just where does “green” fit into the cooperative principles? Perhaps it is the seventh...

23 Jun 2009 #142 May - June - 2009
Recognizing Crisis, Sharing Opportunies
by Dave Gutknecht

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01 Sep 2009 #142 May - June - 2009
Introducing Desire for Change and Willingness to Take Risks
by Bruce Palma

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In January 2006, after 21 years of work at the co-op—including seven positions, many customer complaints, and too much hair loss—I was hired as general manager of Co-...

20 May 2009 #142 May - June - 2009
Bread Program Makes the Co-op a Neighborhood Destination
by Tim Bartlett

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Is there anything better than warm, crusty bread? The smell, the texture, the burst of flavor when you break it open and dip it into a little bit of olive oil and a...

20 May 2009 #142 May - June - 2009
Staying Open
by Doug Walter

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Shutting your doors on customers and members doesn’t sound like a great idea. But staying open while swapping out all your shelves and most of your cases...

20 May 2009 #142 May - June - 2009
Mind Your Meat, Part 3
by Robert Duncan

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Co-op meat managers will do well to develop a discipline of monitoring daily invoices and daily sales for their departments. By matching daily sales revenue...

20 May 2009 #142 May - June - 2009