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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
Co-op Helps Build Local Business Alliance
by Pam Mehnert

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A few years ago, I traveled to a large city with a group of friends for a women’s college basketball tournament. During the course of our stay, it became apparent...

19 Jan 2009 #139 November - December - 2008
Moving from the Fringe to Downtown
by Clem Nilan

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In 1999, the Onion River Co-op was feeling the pinch. Its facility was too small. In order to support...

27 Dec 2008 #139 November - December - 2008
Food Co-op 500
by Stuart Reid

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This article is not the one I originally thought I would be writing. It was going to be an update and progress report on the Food Co-op 500 (FC500)program; and it...

27 Dec 2008 #139 November - December - 2008
Co-op Atlantic: End of the Saga?
by Tom Webb

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In the winter of 2008 after years of organizational and market struggles, the Consumers Community Co-operative (CCC) merged with Co-op Atlantic (CA). The 17 former...

27 Dec 2008 #139 November - December - 2008
Carving Out Meat Profits
by Robert Duncan

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27 Dec 2008 #139 November - December - 2008
Collective Management
by Bob Davis

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The mere mention of worker collectives managing food co-ops sends most modern cooperators into a...

27 Dec 2008 #139 November - December - 2008
Collective Management
by Lori Burge

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The mere mention of worker collectives managing food co-ops sends most modern cooperators into a...

27 Dec 2008 #139 November - December - 2008
The Fresh Competitive Advantage
by Chris Ryding

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18 Jan 2009 #140 January - February - 2009
Co-op Turns Neighborhood Loss into Second Store
by Tom Mattox

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The loss of a neighborhood grocery store is potentially devastating to any community. That was the position the Hillsdale neighborhood in southwest Portland, Oregon...

18 Jan 2009 #140 January - February - 2009
Planning in Collaboration
by Eric Deluca

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Keynote speaker David Korten conjured two worlds at the 2008 CCMA conference. One is characterized by empire, in which suicidal competition reinforces assumptions...

18 Jan 2009 #140 January - February - 2009
Planning in Collaboration
by Clem Nilan

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Keynote speaker David Korten conjured two worlds at the 2008 CCMA conference. One is characterized by empire, in which suicidal competition reinforces assumptions...

18 Jan 2009 #140 January - February - 2009
Planning in Collaboration
by Peg Nolan

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Keynote speaker David Korten conjured two worlds at the 2008 CCMA conference. One is characterized by empire, in which suicidal competition reinforces assumptions...

18 Jan 2009 #140 January - February - 2009
Planning in Collaboration
by Erbin Crowell

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Keynote speaker David Korten conjured two worlds at the 2008 CCMA conference. One is characterized by empire, in which suicidal competition reinforces assumptions...

18 Jan 2009 #140 January - February - 2009
Planning in Collaboration
by Kristin Howard

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Keynote speaker David Korten conjured two worlds at the 2008 CCMA conference. One is characterized by empire, in which suicidal competition reinforces assumptions...

18 Jan 2009 #140 January - February - 2009
Appreciating the Diversity of Member Needs and Motivations
by Marilyn Scholl

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In my work with food co-op boards and staff over the past 30 years, one of the questions I have often encountered is this: How can we get more people more involved at...

21 Jan 2009 #140 January - February - 2009
Mobilizing for Organics and Conservation
by Dave Gutknecht

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Trouble warnings are no longer mere prediction. Yet good news can be found. Let’s review some encouraging trends in a shaky context.

18 Jan 2009 #140 January - February - 2009
Remember the Member
by David Thompson

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There is a revolution going on among food cooperatives in the U.S. The root of the revolution is that many food co-ops are now fully engaged in the capital business....

18 Jan 2009 #140 January - February - 2009
Co-operative Solutions in Hard Times
by Russ Christianson

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Seven point eight trillion dollars. That’s over half of the annual Gross Domestic Product of the United States...

18 Jan 2009 #140 January - February - 2009
Principles and Values of Co-operative Sustainability
by Russ Christianson

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18 Jan 2009 #140 January - February - 2009
Sustainability Context- Economy within Society within Ecology
by Russ Christianson

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Ecology-from the Greek oikos or house. The natural world that humans share with all creatures.

Human Society – from the Latin socius or companion. The...

19 Jan 2009 #140 January - February - 2009
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
Help Guide America into the New Age
by Jerry Voorhis

[The late Jerry Voorhis was a co-op elder statesman when he spoke to February 23, 1983 annual meeting of Associate Cooperatives in Berkeley, California, where his remarks drew a standing ovation....

18 Jan 2009 #140 January - February - 2009
Chasing the Gap
by Mead Stone

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CoCoGAP is a data sharing program, a tool that measures a co-op’s perform­ance in key operational areas against...

18 Jan 2009 #140 January - February - 2009
Making Money in Meat
by Robert Duncan

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18 Jan 2009 #140 January - February - 2009