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Accounting Best Practices: Nurturing Your Income Statement
by Steve Wolfe

Summary: our previous article was on the balance sheet, and after our review below of the income statement, a subsequent installment will cover internal controls and cash management. Our vision...

18 Jan 2012 #158 January - February - 2012
Accounting Best Practices: Internal Control
by Bruce Mayer

Summary: Our previous articles were on the balance sheet and the income statement. This article covers internal control. There will be a final article on cash management. Our vision for this...

09 Apr 2012 #159 March - April - 2012
Accounting Best Practices: Internal Control
by Peg Nolan

Summary: Our previous articles were on the balance sheet and the income statement. This article covers internal control. There will be a final article on cash management. Our vision for this...

09 Apr 2012 #159 March - April - 2012
Accounting Best Practices: Internal Control
by Steve Wolfe

Summary: Our previous articles were on the balance sheet and the income statement. This article covers internal control. There will be a final article on cash management. Our vision for this...

09 Apr 2012 #159 March - April - 2012
Accounting Best Practices: Cash Management
by Bruce Mayer

Our vision for this accounting best practices series is to examine fundamental financial tools and best practices for co-ops that promote overall financial health and the ability to improve. In...

07 Aug 2012 #161 July - August - 2012
Accounting Best Practices: Cash Management
by Peg Nolan

Our vision for this accounting best practices series is to examine fundamental financial tools and best practices for co-ops that promote overall financial health and the ability to improve. In...

07 Aug 2012 #161 July - August - 2012
Accounting Best Practices: Cash Management
by Steve Wolfe

Our vision for this accounting best practices series is to examine fundamental financial tools and best practices for co-ops that promote overall financial health and the ability to improve. In...

07 Aug 2012 #161 July - August - 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
Abuse -- and Answers
by Dave Gutknecht

Themes from this edition on co-op managers, their boards of directors, and co-op members:

Retail management is a complex, demanding job: juggling product,...

09 Jan 2004 #067 November - December - 1996
Abandoned Member Property Need Not Escheat to the State
by Lottie Cohen

Virtually every state has adopted a law similar to the Uniform Disposition of Unclaimed Property Act. 1 This article will outline how cooperatives have been affected by escheat laws and how one...

09 Jan 2004 #027 March - April - 1990
A Year Past Reorganization
by Robynn Shrader

Glancing back at articles in Cooperative Grocer magazine a year ago, I’m struck by how much has changed in just one year since the official reorganization of the former CGA system into the...

21 Jan 2009 #120 September - October - 2005
A World of Opportunity
by Dave Gutknecht

Declaring 2012 the International Year of Cooperatives received a rare unanimous vote from the UN General Assembly. This declaration offers a timely opportunity to promote cooperatives as a proven...

05 Oct 2011 #156 September - October - 2011
A View from the CEO of National Co-op Bank
by Charles Snyder

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I am asked every day my opinion about the economy. Are we going to have another depression? When is the housing market going to turn around?

18 Jan 2009 #140 January - February - 2009
A Victory for Local and Regional Food
by Dave Gutknecht

Updating the story on food safety legislation.

05 Jan 2011 • Endcap Articles
A Trojan Horse in Our Midst
by Laddie Lushin, Esq.

The Uniform Limited Cooperative Association Act (which I'll refer to as the ULCAA or the Act) is a "model" statute proposed for adoption in the individual states. It is a governing statute for an...

08 Dec 2010 #151 November - December 2010
A Touchstone Event for Startup Co-ops
by Ellen Michel

As hosts of the annual "Up and Coming, Up and Running Food Co-op Conference," participants from Bloomingfoods Market and Deli Cooperative (Bloomington, Ind.) are keenly aware of the many...

03 Jun 2013 #166 May-June 2013
A Tool That Works: Revisiting 4 in 3
by Stuart Reid

Food co-ops in the U.S. have a long history of growth and decline. When you look at a graph of their numbers in the 20th Century, it resembles a series of waves. [i]

 

The...

12 Feb 2015 #176 January-February 2015
A Tale of Two Brands
by Katherine Roseth

During the past year, I received many calls and emails from National Cooperative Grocers Association (NCGA) member stores asking how they should integrate the Co-op Advantage brand with their...

20 Jan 2009 #125 July - August - 2006
A Tale of Ten Co-ops
by Rosie Weaver

On September 2, Food Co-op Initiative (FCI) announced Seed Grants totaling $100,000 awarded to 10 communities across the U.S. that are organizing co-ops, to be matched in each case with equal...

09 Dec 2013 #169 Nov-Dec 2013
A Suggestion for Co-op Survival
by Joe Holtz

A Suggestion for Co-op Survival

07 Jan 2004 #104 January - February - 2003
A Smoother Road to Deli Margins
by Allen Seidner

Delis with a labor problem aren’t hard to come by. Newer teams guzzle labor dollars while struggling to achieve a learning curve and a critical mass of cooperation. Until your foodservice...

21 Jan 2009 #118 May - June - 2005
A Small Co-op Grows Greener
by Kristine Kopperud Jepsen

When a food co-op builds or remodels its own home, the project rivets the attention and scrutiny of its neighborhood. In the case of Oneota Community Food Co-op in rural Decorah, Iowa, the...

23 Apr 2008 #135 March - April - 2008
A SLICE of Cooperation
by webster walker

SLICE: Strengthening Local Independent Co-ops Everywhere, is an annual conference and organizing project in the Puget Sound region of Washington State. The SLICE vision of an expanding cooperative...

04 Jun 2012 #160 May - June - 2012