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NCBA Trip to Singapore and Indonesia
by Bob Noble

This past October I participated in the biennial General Assembly of the International Cooperative Alliance (ICA) in Singapore, followed by a tour of coffee and micro-finance cooperatives in North...

19 Jan 2009 #134 Jan - Feb - 2008
NCGA and Wedge Co-op Honored with dotCoop Awards
by Dave Gutknecht

On November 18, dotCoop, the sponsor of the .coop domain name, announced its first Global Awards for Cooperative Excellence. The winners Indian Farmers Fertiliser Cooperative Ltd. , a ­fertilizer...

31 Dec 2009 #146 January - February - 2010
NCGA Board Envisions Big Picture
by Robynn Shrader

The National Cooperative Grocers Association board of directors met recently to build a framework and long-term vision for the organization, as we move into our second full year...

08 Jan 2004 #092 January - February - 2001
NCGA Debuts Co+op Kitchen Videos
by National Co+op Grocers

When it comes to cooking at home, choosing the right ingredients and understanding basic kitchen skills can make the difference between a good meal and an amazing one. In the National Cooperative...

03 Jun 2013 #166 May-June 2013
NCGA Development Advisors Help Co-ops Prepare for Growth
by Mandy Makinen

In late 2012, National Cooperative Grocers Association (NCGA) launched a new service designed to assist its member and associate co-ops in preparing for growth. Two development advisor positions...

25 Mar 2014 #171 March-April 2014
NCGA Development Cooperative Addresses Growing Demand
by C.E. Pugh


17 Nov 2011 #157 November - December - 2011
NCGA Expands Development Focus
by C.E. Pugh

The "Healthy Foods, Healthy Communities" independent study of the social, economic, and environmental benefits of food co-ops, recently released by the National Cooperative Grocers...

11 Apr 2013 #165 April 2013
NCGA Expands Fresh and Regional Support
by C.E. Pugh

At its 2013 fall meeting in Seattle, the National Cooperative Grocers Association’s (NCGA) designated representatives prioritized several areas in which NCGA could help fuel a strong and...

29 May 2014 #172 May-June 2014
NCGA Focused on Realizing National Potential
by The NCG Board Of DirectorsNCGA Focused on Realizing National Potential
07 Jan 2004 #106 May - June - 2003
NCGA Joins Organic Trade Association Leadership Circle, Comments on Co-op Distribution
by Robynn Shrader

The National Cooperative Grocers Association (NCGA) proudly joins the Organic Trade Association this year as a Leadership Circle investor to the 2004 Annual Fund Campaign. This illustrates one of...

16 Mar 2004 #111 March - April - 2004
NCGA Launches New Program to Support Co-op Sustainability
by Sheila Samuelson

George Carlin may have had it right. For billions of years, Earth has been resilient during an onslaught of asteroids, volcanoes, floods, droughts, ice ages, heat waves, overpopulations,...

19 Nov 2014 #174 September-October 2014
by Dave Gutknecht

In late September the National Cooperative Grocers Association (NCGA) announced that Don McLemore has been named chief executive officer. McLemore has more than 25 years of leadership in...

11 Feb 2005 #115 November - December - 2004
NCGA Partners with Retailers in Organic Fraud Detection
by Kelly Smith

Shoppers are increasingly looking for healthful, ethical choices when it comes to buying food. As a result, the growth of the organic food industry continues at an incredible pace, averaging...

19 Jan 2009 #133 November - December - 2007
NCGA Responds to GE Alfalfa Deregulation
by Kelly Smith

IOWA CITY, IOWA (Jan. 28, 2011)– National Cooperative Grocers Association (NCGA) expressed disappointment with the USDA’s decision for complete deregulation of Monsanto’s Roundup Ready genetically...

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NCGA Signs National Purchasing Agreement
by Kelly Smith

Our National Cooperative Grocers Association (NCGA) had much to celebrate at its General Assembly in Austin, Texas, this September. We welcomed new staff, commemorated developments in business...

20 Jan 2009 #127 November - December - 2006
NCGA Working to Get Organics Included in WIC Program
by John Fogarty

The Women, Infants and Children program (WIC) has been a focus of National Cooperative Grocers Association (NCGA) advocacy efforts for over a year, in an effort to ensure inclusion of organic...

04 Jun 2010 #148 May - June - 2010
Neighboring Food Co-ops Focus on Cross-Sector Collaboration
by Erbin Crowell

On a bright, beautiful February day in Putney, Vt., members of the Neighboring Food Co-op Association (NFCA) gathered at the Putney School’s Calder Hall. "It’s always a...

04 Jun 2012 #160 May - June - 2012
Network News
by StaffCCMA Conference Promises Learning, Leadership, Laughs

“Forward!” is the theme for the 2014 CCMA (Consumer Cooperative Management Association) conference, to be held June 12–14 in...

25 Mar 2014 #171 March-April 2014
New @ CGIN
by Karen Zimbelman

This year’s CCMA conference once again afforded CGIN (Cooperative Grocer’s Information Network) the chance to hold its annual meeting and report on its activities to members. This was CGIN’s...

21 Jan 2009 #120 September - October - 2005
New Co-op Conversion Case Study

A new publication provides a very informative look at converting an existing store to a community-based cooperative.  Locate this free pdf at:

09 Aug 2013 • Endcap Articles
New Co-op Market Finds Success in Boulder
by Steve PhillipsTidal Creek Triples Its Size
07 Jan 2004 #107 July - August - 2003
New Co-ops Are Rocking
by Stuart Reid

Every year at CCMA, we recognize the milestones of co-op anniversaries. Over the last few years, we have been fortunate to also celebrate increasing numbers of “birth announcements.”...

22 Aug 2013 #167 July-August 2013
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
New Developments at Food Co-op 500
by Richard Dines

Third round of funding

The Food Co-op 500 program received 22 applications for funding in its third round. The Blooming Prairie Foundation made this round possible by adding another $25,...

20 Jan 2009 #128 January - February - 2007
New Economy Gains Traction

An excellent summary of organizations and ideas that are contributing to a new economy – based on cooperatives, wealth sharing, and conservation of resources – appears in both The Nation (June 13...

31 May 2011 • Endcap Articles