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Weaver Street Market: A modern day co-op story
by Chris Quinn

The story behind the creation of Weaver Street Market, a new community owned natural foods store in Carrboro, North Carolina, reads like a modern co-op fairy tale. What makes the tale so modern is...

09 Jan 2004 #021 February - March - 1989
Weaving a Cloth of Many Threads
by Tom Webb How does one introduce a new structure that merges many community co-operatives into one? Very, very carefully!

08 Jan 2004 #093 March - April - 2001
Weaving Again for IYC
by Staff

In honor of the United Nations International Year of Cooperatives, cooperative organizations in Great Britain, the United States, and Canada have sponsored publication of a new edition of Weavers...

25 Sep 2012 #162 September-October 2012
Websites on Food System Environmental Impacts

An excellent listing of 15 websites that focus on the food system and its environmental impacts is available from foodtank.org, a nonprofit dedicated to improving those impacts:  http://...

25 Jun 2013 • Endcap Articles
Wendell Berry: "Local Adaptation is Work for Everybody"

Author Wendell Berry gave the following brief but profound observations at "The Future of Food," a conference sponsored by the Washington Post.

(For recordings of this speech, plus...

09 May 2011 • Endcap Articles
What a Manager Needs from the Board
by Karen Zimbelman

A constructive, effective working relationship between a co-op's management and board of directors is a critical factor in the long-term success and survival of a co-op. Yet, this...

05 Dec 2005 #051 March - April - 1994
What Co-op Employees Think
by Carolee Colter

How do co-op employees feel about the co-op as an employer? How satisfied are they with their compensation, their working conditions, their supervision, and their co-workers? How...

09 Jan 2004 #063 March - April - 1996
What Co-op Employees Think
by Karen Zimbelman

How do co-op employees feel about the co-op as an employer? How satisfied are they with their compensation, their working conditions, their supervision, and their co-workers? How...

09 Jan 2004 #063 March - April - 1996
What Cost Ignorance?
by Mark Mulcahy

I once saw a bumper sticker that said, "If you think education is expensive, try ignorance". I believe we are at a point in our industry where we are about to find out just how...

08 Jan 2004 #087 March - April - 2000
What Good Is A Business Plan?
by Mary Myers

Editor's note: This article is the first in a series of three articles on Business Plans for co-ops.

09 Jan 2004 #038 January - February - 1992
What Good Is A Business Plan?
by Walden Swanson

Editor's note: This article is the first in a series of three articles on Business Plans for co-ops.

09 Jan 2004 #038 January - February - 1992
What is the President's Job?
by Wendy Stafford

What does the president ofa cooperative's board of directors do? Over the years, Puget Consumers Co-op (PCC) has developed its job description for the board president to support an effectively run...

09 Jan 2004 #043 November - December - 1992
What to Expect from a New Point of Sale System
by Liz McMann

In the scale of stressful life events, installing a new point of sale (POS) system ranks right up there with marriage and having a baby. And as with these life-changing events, there is happiness...

22 Apr 2008 #135 March - April - 2008
What We All Can Do Better
by Gregory O'Brien

Recent issues of this magazine have carried articles detailing the failure of expansions in several cooperative food stores. Not suprisingly, given the National Cooperative Bank's commitment to...

09 Jan 2004 #041 July - August - 1992
What We Pay
by Carolee Colter

Note: This article contains charts that are not pictured here. You can download a pdf of the article at the end of this page.

This article is the second half of a report on compensation...

20 Jan 2009 #126 September - October - 2006
What We Pay
by Peg Nolan

Note: This article contains charts that are not pictured here. You can download a pdf of the article at the end of this page.

This article is the second half of a report on compensation...

20 Jan 2009 #126 September - October - 2006
What Your Lender Looks For
by Marsha Krassner

Putting together a loan package and securing financing from a lending institution can be a formidable task, particularly for the first-time borrower. An understanding of how lenders review (and...

09 Jan 2004 #016 April - May - 1988
What's in Community Contributions?
by Dave Gutknecht

The theme of cooperatives’ contributions to their communities is a well chosen one for activities promoting cooperatives—for more, see p. 12. But these contributions may be deeper than the usual...

28 Mar 2006 #114 September - October - 2004
What's New at CGIN
by Karen ZimbelmanWhat's New @ CGIN
07 Jan 2004 #104 January - February - 2003
What's Next?
by Dave Gutknecht

One hundred issues of Cooperative Grocer: it's a nice round figure, 100, but I haven't been able to attach much significance to the number of this edition. However, I have two...

07 Jan 2004 #100 May - June - 2002
What’s New @ CGIN
by Karen Zimbelman

At our seventh annual meeting this year in Minneapolis, Cooperative Grocers’ Information Network (CGIN) members enthusiastically offered up contributions of all types. Contributions to our...

27 Dec 2008 #114 September - October - 2004
What’s New @ CGIN.coop?
by Karen Zimbelman

Your online resource, CGIN—the Cooperative Grocers’ Information Network—continues to make improvements and enhancements, in response to member input and suggestions. We hope that these changes...

20 Jan 2009 #123 March - April - 2006
What’s New @ CGIN?
by Karen Zimbelman

The website owned by and operated for the benefit of food co-ops at www.cgin.coop continues to grow in scope and volume with each passing month. Thanks to the generosity of many food co-op...

27 Dec 2008 #111 March - April - 2004
Wheatsville's BIG Direction
by Dan Gillotte

 

In Austin, Texas, Wheatsville Co-op is taking a BIG Direction: "Business Is Good." Wheatsville's BIG Direction is the general manager's interpretation of our Ends -...

03 Jun 2013 #166 May-June 2013
Wheatsville's BIG Direction
by Rose Marie Klee

 

In Austin, Texas, Wheatsville Co-op is taking a BIG Direction: "Business Is Good." Wheatsville's BIG Direction is the general manager's interpretation of our Ends -...

03 Jun 2013 #166 May-June 2013