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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 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
New Pioneer: Successful by Working on the Basics
by John Higgins

In 1981, New Pioneer Co-op was a small, floundering storefront with stagnant sales growth, unpredictable margin, infighting, and poor capitalization. This scenario has given way to a relatively...

09 Jan 2004 #001 October - November - 1985
New Strategic Plan for CCC
by Tom Webb

Almost four years ago, 28 financially troubled co-operatives in Atlantic Canada knew that struggling one by one they could not survive. Pitted against two fiercely competing multinational...

21 Jan 2009 #117 March - April - 2005
New Study Highlights Impact of Food Co-ops
by Staff

A fascinating and detailed look at the impact of food co-ops has just been released by the National Cooperative Grocers Association (NCGA). Available as a pdf, this 21-page report compares co-op...

25 Sep 2012 #162 September-October 2012
New Study on Impact of Food Co-ops
by Dave Gutknecht

A fascinating and detailed look at the impact of food co-ops has just been released by the National Cooperative Grocers Association (NCGA). Available as a pdf, this 21-page report compares co-op...

06 Aug 2012 • Endcap Articles
New Study: A Manual for Multi-Stakeholder Cooperatives
by Dave Gutknecht

Food co-ops typically have hundreds or thousands of consumer owners. But there can be other stakeholders, and a number of food cooperatives, including both new and established businesses, share...

25 Apr 2011 • Endcap Articles
New Study: Twin Cities Co-op Local Food System

Just published: a new, in-depth look at food co-ops in the greater metropolitan Minneapolis-St. Paul area and their local food system, from member-owners to retailers to producers.  It is...

15 Apr 2014 • Endcap Articles
New Support for Urban Cooperative Development
by Staff

CooperationWorks! (CW) and the National Cooperative Business Association (NCBA) announced on Oct. 15, 2010, a new initiative for urban coopera­tive development. Congressman Chaka Fattah (D-Pa.),...

01 Feb 2011 #152 January - February - 2011
New Year Brings CGN Change
by Dan Nordley

Last January, the Cooperative Grocers’ Information Network (CGIN) board and executive director met for several days to figure out how CGIN could better meet our mission of strengthening all...

20 Feb 2013 #164 Jan-Feb 2013
Next Act: Network Merger
by Dave Gutknecht

The year 2012 marks a new stage in the history of this magazine, one that will lead to improvements in web-based services for food co-ops. Following is one view (skewed, naturally) of how we got...

07 Aug 2012 #161 July - August - 2012
Niche Glitch
by Dave Gutknecht

Themes linking this edition's feature co-op and the results from our annual survey:

Continuity with previous generations of cooperatives is precious...

09 Jan 2004 #065 July - August - 1996
Nine Years and Counting @ CGIN
by Karen Zimbelman

Nine years ago, at the 1997 CCMA (Consumer Cooperative Management Association) conference in Alexandria, Va., a workshop was held to discuss how co-ops could use the World Wide Web to strengthen...

08 Aug 2006 #125 July - August - 2006
No Bags Allowed
by Donald Kreis

Thanks to the wonders of anesthesia, a trip to the dentist’s office to have a cavity filled is no longer a painful experience, but it is still anything but pleasant. The high-pitched whine of the...

29 Dec 2006 #127 November - December - 2006
Northeast Cooperatives: "Together we will create a stronger cooperative system."
by George Southworth

Northeast Cooperatives' strategic goals are based on meeting our members' and customers' needs, now and in the future. We start with a series of forecasts of how the marketplace is...

08 Jan 2004 #090 September - October - 2000
Northeast: Cooperatives Seek Integration
by David Fowle

Cooperative Grocers of the Northeast (CGANE or "see-gain") is now in the midst of its second major transformation since the group formed a bit over two years ago. We were initially...

09 Jan 2004 #058 May - June - 1995
Northwest Greening
by Diana Crane

PCC Natural Markets opened its eighth store in Redmond, Wash., on Wednesday, May 17, 2006, with a ceremonial ribbon cutting by Redmond mayor Rosemarie Ives. The 23,382-square-foot grocery store (...

20 Jan 2009 #125 July - August - 2006
Not Simple to Grow the Cooperative Economy

The Evergreen Cooperatives initiative in Cleveland has gotten a lot of notice for its vision of urban revitalization based on a complex of worker cooperatives in partnership with supportive local...

02 Jun 2014 • Endcap Articles
Not Too Late To Integrate
by Dave Gutknecht

One co-op begins and another closes. One door opens and another shuts. The recent fates of retail as well as wholesale food cooperatives reflect common lessons.

07 Jan 2004 #103 November - December - 2002
NYC: Acting Locally to Build a Global Cooperative Economy
by Leslie Dreifus

Imagine what it would like to be part of a far-reaching movement imbued with values of economic democracy that circumnavigates the globe. Imagine that more than 1 billion people in every country...

04 Dec 2012 #163 November-December 2012
NYC: Acting Locally to Build a Global Cooperative Economy
by Sam Koprak

Imagine what it would like to be part of a far-reaching movement imbued with values of economic democracy that circumnavigates the globe. Imagine that more than 1 billion people in every country...

04 Dec 2012 #163 November-December 2012
Ocean Beach People's Co-op Goes Green
by Mike Ferrill

Ocean Beach People's Organic Food Co-op in San Diego has a new home. A new environmentally green building has been constructed next to the building that housed the co-op beginning in 1975. The...

07 Jan 2004 #102 September - October - 2002
October 15 Deadline for Bowers Fund Grants

The next round of co-op training and education grants from the Howard Bowers Fund has an October 15 deadline. Find details and an application at www.cdf.coop/bowersfund/.  

The Bowers...

17 Sep 2014 • Endcap Articles
October Is Co-op Month
by Mark KastelCooperatives nationwide will highlight their economic and charitable contributions to their communities as part of the annual October marking of Co-op Month. The community theme was selected for...
26 Oct 2004 #114 September - October - 2004
Of Kale and Capital: Go Co-op!

Trust, local investment, and a strong and supportive food co-op. The down-to-earth details of building local food relationships are nicely reported in an article from Kalamazoo, Michigan. ...

25 Mar 2014 • Endcap Articles