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NCGA Development Cooperative Addresses Growing Demand
by C.E. Pugh


17 Nov 2011 #157 November - December - 2011
NCGA Expands Development Focus
by C.E. Pugh

The "Healthy Foods, Healthy Communities" independent study of the social, economic, and environmental benefits of food co-ops, recently released by the National Cooperative Grocers...

11 Apr 2013 #165 April 2013
NCGA Expands Fresh and Regional Support
by C.E. Pugh

At its 2013 fall meeting in Seattle, the National Cooperative Grocers Association’s (NCGA) designated representatives prioritized several areas in which NCGA could help fuel a strong and...

29 May 2014 #172 May-June 2014
NCGA Focused on Realizing National Potential
by The NCG Board Of DirectorsNCGA Focused on Realizing National Potential
07 Jan 2004 #106 May - June - 2003
NCGA Joins Organic Trade Association Leadership Circle, Comments on Co-op Distribution
by Robynn Shrader

The National Cooperative Grocers Association (NCGA) proudly joins the Organic Trade Association this year as a Leadership Circle investor to the 2004 Annual Fund Campaign. This illustrates one of...

16 Mar 2004 #111 March - April - 2004
NCGA Launches New Program to Support Co-op Sustainability
by Sheila Samuelson

George Carlin may have had it right. For billions of years, Earth has been resilient during an onslaught of asteroids, volcanoes, floods, droughts, ice ages, heat waves, overpopulations,...

19 Nov 2014 #174 September-October 2014
by Dave Gutknecht

In late September the National Cooperative Grocers Association (NCGA) announced that Don McLemore has been named chief executive officer. McLemore has more than 25 years of leadership in...

11 Feb 2005 #115 November - December - 2004
NCGA Partners with Retailers in Organic Fraud Detection
by Kelly Smith

Shoppers are increasingly looking for healthful, ethical choices when it comes to buying food. As a result, the growth of the organic food industry continues at an incredible pace, averaging...

19 Jan 2009 #133 November - December - 2007
NCGA Responds to GE Alfalfa Deregulation
by Kelly Smith

IOWA CITY, IOWA (Jan. 28, 2011)– National Cooperative Grocers Association (NCGA) expressed disappointment with the USDA’s decision for complete deregulation of Monsanto’s Roundup Ready genetically...

01 Feb 2011 • Endcap Articles
NCGA Signs National Purchasing Agreement
by Kelly Smith

Our National Cooperative Grocers Association (NCGA) had much to celebrate at its General Assembly in Austin, Texas, this September. We welcomed new staff, commemorated developments in business...

20 Jan 2009 #127 November - December - 2006
NCGA Working to Get Organics Included in WIC Program
by John Fogarty

The Women, Infants and Children program (WIC) has been a focus of National Cooperative Grocers Association (NCGA) advocacy efforts for over a year, in an effort to ensure inclusion of organic...

04 Jun 2010 #148 May - June - 2010
Neighboring Food Co-ops Focus on Cross-Sector Collaboration
by Erbin Crowell

On a bright, beautiful February day in Putney, Vt., members of the Neighboring Food Co-op Association (NFCA) gathered at the Putney School’s Calder Hall. "It’s always a...

04 Jun 2012 #160 May - June - 2012
Network News
by StaffCCMA Conference Promises Learning, Leadership, Laughs

“Forward!” is the theme for the 2014 CCMA (Consumer Cooperative Management Association) conference, to be held June 12–14 in...

25 Mar 2014 #171 March-April 2014
New @ CGIN
by Karen Zimbelman

This year’s CCMA conference once again afforded CGIN (Cooperative Grocer’s Information Network) the chance to hold its annual meeting and report on its activities to members. This was CGIN’s...

21 Jan 2009 #120 September - October - 2005
New Co-op Conversion Case Study

A new publication provides a very informative look at converting an existing store to a community-based cooperative.  Locate this free pdf at:

09 Aug 2013 • Endcap Articles
New Co-op Market Finds Success in Boulder
by Steve PhillipsTidal Creek Triples Its Size
07 Jan 2004 #107 July - August - 2003
New Co-ops Are Rocking
by Stuart Reid

Every year at CCMA, we recognize the milestones of co-op anniversaries. Over the last few years, we have been fortunate to also celebrate increasing numbers of “birth announcements.”...

22 Aug 2013 #167 July-August 2013
New Cooperatives and New Alliances
by Dave Gutknecht

As before, recognition of changed conditions and thinking outside the co-op is needed. Concerning the economic breakdown, it’s likely you ain’t seen nothing yet. Local and state governments, much...

27 Dec 2008 #139 November - December - 2008
New Developments at Food Co-op 500
by Richard Dines

Third round of funding

The Food Co-op 500 program received 22 applications for funding in its third round. The Blooming Prairie Foundation made this round possible by adding another $25,...

20 Jan 2009 #128 January - February - 2007
New Economy Gains Traction

An excellent summary of organizations and ideas that are contributing to a new economy – based on cooperatives, wealth sharing, and conservation of resources – appears in both The Nation (June 13...

31 May 2011 • Endcap Articles
New La Crosse Store and Restaurant Opens
by Michelle Schry

People’s Food Co-op in La Crosse, Wis., started laying the groundwork for expansion years ago. Peg Nolan, our co-op’s former general manager, made a brilliant purchase back in 1998, buying a house...

21 Jan 2009 #116 January - February - 2005
New Leaf Market Finds New Life
by Gretchen Hardin

Looking at New Leaf Market now, it would be hard to discern any of its history The new and sparkling clean store gives no hint of the struggles that this cooperative has overcome. Aisles are full...

09 Jan 2004 #027 March - April - 1990
New Millennium, New Future
by David Thompson

A new millennium started when the clock struck midnight in Greenwich, England on December 31, 1999. Further north, in Manchester, a new era began for leaders of the British consumer cooperative...

11 Feb 2005 #115 November - December - 2004
New Name, New Look: National Co+op Grocers
by National Co+op Grocers

Since its formation in 1999, National Cooperative Grocers Association has been working on behalf of its member and associate food co-ops to strengthen purchasing power, optimize operational and...

12 Feb 2015 #176 January-February 2015
New Pioneer Opens Coralville Site
by Dennis Maclearn

[Co-authors with Dennis Maclearn for this article were Ben Nauman and Jennifer Masada.  Dennis Maclearn was general manager, and Ben Nauman and Jennifer Masada were on staff,...

08 Jan 2004 #094 May - June - 2001