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Minnesota Fair Trade Wild Rice
by Barth Anderson

Wedge Co-op in Minneapolis launched its new Fair Trade program in May 2003, making it one of the first domestic fair trade buying programs in the country. In an era when family and independent...

02 Dec 2003 #109 November - December - 2003
Farmer Co-ops vs. Plantations
by Rodney North

In keeping with consumer cooperatives' long tradition of supporting sustainable agriculture, family farms, and greater economic justice, U.S. co-op stores have played a central role in the growth...

02 Dec 2003 #109 November - December - 2003
Remember the Farmers
by Cissy Bowman

The next National Organic Standards Board (NOSB) meeting will be held October 22-24, 2003 in Washington, D.C. (around the time this article is published). This time the agenda for the meeting has...

01 Dec 2003 #109 November - December - 2003
Year One of the National Organic Program, and Thoughts on Conservation
by Yancey Stanforth-Migliore

October 2003 marks the first anniversary of full implementation of the National Organic Program (NOP). At the National Campaign for Sustainable Agriculture, the Organic Committee has been hard at...

02 Dec 2003 #109 November - December - 2003
First Alternative, Second Store
by StaffCG -- First Alternative
02 Dec 2003 #109 November - December - 2003
Growing Out of the "Small Deli Blues"
by Allen Seidner

Growing Out of the "Small Deli Blues"

10 Dec 2003 #109 November - December - 2003
The Editor Notes
by Dave Gutknecht

Sid Pobihushchy offered thoughtful perspectives on co-op education and values at the June 2003 food co-op conference (see the July-August CG), and his remarks have now been posted at the CGIN (...

01 Dec 2003 #109 November - December - 2003
Italy's Emilia Romagna
by David Thompson

Recent cooperative development in the northern Italian region of Emilia Romagna can be broken down into three time periods. First, the postwar era (1945-1965) of rebuilding cooperative structures...

02 Dec 2003 #109 November - December - 2003
Quincy Co-op: 25 Years, New Home
by Lucinda BerdonQuincy Co-op: 25 Years, New Home
07 Jan 2004 #108 September - October - 2003
Naturally Northwest
by Brian Schaeperkoetter

PCC Natural Markets Sprouts Urban Flagship Store

07 Jan 2004 #108 September - October - 2003
People's Food Co-op Grows a Green Store
by Miles UchidaPeople's Food Co-op Grows a Green Store
07 Jan 2004 #108 September - October - 2003
An Exchange on Organic Fiber Standards
by Cissy Bowman

Dear Editor:

There are several statements in the article "Organics: Report from the Lone Star State" published in the July-August 2003 issue of Cooperative Grocer that are erroneous or need...

07 Jan 2004 #108 September - October - 2003
An Exchange on Organic Fiber Standards
by Katherine Dimatteo

Dear Editor:

There are several statements in the article "Organics: Report from the Lone Star State" published in the July-August 2003 issue of Cooperative Grocer that are erroneous or need...

07 Jan 2004 #108 September - October - 2003
Sustainable Ag Programs Under Attack
by Kathy Lawrence

If the House of Representatives has its way, some of the sustainable agriculture movement's biggest wins in the 2002 Farm Bill will disappear for at least a year and maybe longer.

07 Jan 2004 #108 September - October - 2003
Building a Unified System
by Robynn Shrader

Enthusiasm and momentum from the June Consumer Cooperative Management Association conference in Lexington continues, as the members of National Cooperative Grocers Association (NCGA) contemplate...

07 Jan 2004 #108 September - October - 2003
CGIN's New Web Services
by Karen Zimbelman

27 Dec 2008 #108 September - October - 2003
Demystifying Policy Governance
by Linda Stier Policy Type: Governance Process Policy Title: Linkage with Owners

The board governs [the cooperative] in the interests of its ownership-[the cooperative] members. The board is committed to...

07 Jan 2004 #108 September - October - 2003
The Editor Notes
by Dave GutknechtValues and ends

This publication's editorial advisory board recently approved a statement of ends and values for Cooperative Grocer:

07 Jan 2004 #108 September - October - 2003
Canada's Co-op Atlantic
by Tom WebbCanada's Co-op Atlantic -- Showing the Way to Cooperation Among Cooperatives
07 Jan 2004 #108 September - October - 2003
Planning for Productivity
by Mark Mulcahy

Last time, I talked about how we are judged by margin in our departments and how you could improve your margin by paying attention to specific areas (training, quality control, and accountability...

07 Jan 2004 #108 September - October - 2003
Tidal Creek Triples Its Size
by Sally CobbTidal Creek Triples Its Size
07 Jan 2004 #107 July - August - 2003
Tidal Creek Triples Its Size
by Hope SuttonTidal Creek Triples Its Size
07 Jan 2004 #107 July - August - 2003
New Co-op Market Finds Success in Boulder
by Steve PhillipsTidal Creek Triples Its Size
07 Jan 2004 #107 July - August - 2003
Organics: Report from the Lone Star State
by Cissy Bowman

Organics: Report from the Lone Star State

07 Jan 2004 #107 July - August - 2003
Co-op Awards
by Dave GutknechtCo-op Awards
07 Jan 2004 #107 July - August - 2003