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Mind Your Meat, Part 3
by Robert Duncan

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Co-op meat managers will do well to develop a discipline of monitoring daily invoices and daily sales for their departments. By matching daily sales revenue...

20 May 2009 #142 May - June - 2009
Letters: Co-op Capital and New Co-op Laws
by Donald Kreis

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To the Editor:

As a lawyer and cooperator, I fell right out of my chair upon reading attorney Joel Dahlgren’s article in the March–April Cooperative Grocer...

20 May 2009 #142 May - June - 2009
Letters: Co-op Capital and New Co-op Laws
by Joel Dahlgren

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To the Editor:

As a lawyer and cooperator, I fell right out of my chair upon reading attorney Joel Dahlgren’s article in the March–April Cooperative Grocer...

20 May 2009 #142 May - June - 2009
Symbolic Gardens, New Faces
by Mark Kastel

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The state of the (organic) nation is not good—especially for dairy farmers. That shouldn’t be too much of a surprise since the entire economy is hurting...

02 Jul 2009 #143 July - August - 2009
Tallahassee’s New Leaf Market Flourishes in Expanded Store
by Cristin Burns

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New Leaf Market spent five years searching for an expansion opportunity. Three promising projects fell apart in the feasibility stage. Just when the...

02 Jul 2009 #143 July - August - 2009
Steps to Effective Store Design
by P.J. Hoffman

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Is your co-op planning to expand, relocate or open a new store? The ideas outlined here are meant to make the process easier and more rewarding. I write from...

02 Jul 2009 #143 July - August - 2009
CCMA Crowd Enjoys Pittsburgh, Honors Achievements
by Dave Gutknecht

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Under a theme of “By Art and Design: Thriving in Trying Times,” some 350 food cooperative managers, directors, and trainers from across the country gathered...

02 Jul 2009 #143 July - August - 2009
Buying the Farm
by Tim White

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02 Jul 2009 #143 July - August - 2009
Robynn Shrader Elected to Board of National Banking Co-op
by Staff

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02 Jul 2009 #143 July - August - 2009
Evaluating the General Manager
by Mark Goehring

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A board evaluating the general manager (GM) of a food co-op…now there’s a process that directors should be able to describe, defend, celebrate and appreciate...

02 Jul 2009 #143 July - August - 2009
Evaluating the General Manager
by Carolee Colter

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A board evaluating the general manager (GM) of a food co-op…now there’s a process that directors should be able to describe, defend, celebrate and appreciate...

02 Jul 2009 #143 July - August - 2009
Guerilla Marketing in Isla Vista
by Melissa Cohen

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02 Jul 2009 #143 July - August - 2009
All Atwitter in Seattle
by Ellen Michel

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Marketing Matters 2009 took place at the Edgewater Hotel in Seattle, Wash., May 12–14, walking distance from the historic Pike Place Market. This annual...

02 Jul 2009 #143 July - August - 2009
Celebrating Excellence and New Co-ops
by Dave Gutknecht

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With gratitude and pride, our cooperative associations regularly recognize leading contributors to our improvement and success. We also have new food co-...

06 Oct 2009 #143 July - August - 2009
Partnering with Customers
by Chris Ryding

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Have we seen the worst of the recession? The answer is debatable and one that will truly be known only in hindsight. What seems safe to say is that the...

02 Jul 2009 #143 July - August - 2009
Cooperating for Health Care
by Rosemary Mahoney

As the Obama administration undertakes the process of reforming our health care system, a critical piece of the puzzle will be to expand coverage among small businesses and their employees.

22 Sep 2009 #144 September - October - 2009
Cooperating for Health Care
by Kelly Smith

As the Obama administration undertakes the process of reforming our health care system, a critical piece of the puzzle will be to expand coverage among small businesses and their employees.

22 Sep 2009 #144 September - October - 2009
Championing the Organic Label
by Cissy Bowman

Organic has received a lot of bad press lately, from the Senate investigation on liquid nitrogen fertilizers to a Washington Post article questioning the “purity” of the organic label, published...

22 Sep 2009 #144 September - October - 2009
Mississippi Market Opens: Triples size of its second store
by Nikki Reed

Mississippi Market, St. Paul’s premier natural and organic food cooperative with more than 9,000 member-owners, opened a new store at in St. Paul, Minn., on Thursday, July 16. At 13,345 square...

24 Sep 2009 #144 September - October - 2009
Thinking Strategically
by Marshall Kovitz

When we look at the future for the co-op, what do we see and how do we express it?

These are vital questions for board members to ask because it’s the board’s job to articulate outcomes...

22 Sep 2009 #144 September - October - 2009
Expanding Co-ops and Fair Trade Networks
by Dave Gutknecht

Although cooperatives have pioneered in building organics and local food production, we have a long way to go before we’ll know what a sustainable food system looks like. We build the road as we...

05 Jan 2010 #144 September - October - 2009
Fair Trade Roundup
by Erbin Crowell

Past issues of Cooperative Grocer have reported the growing movement for Domestic Fair Trade. Here, we are excited to update readers on the activities of the Domestic Fair Trade Association (DFTA...

24 Sep 2009 #144 September - October - 2009
An Evolution in the Coffee Aisle
by Catherine Dilley and Thaleon Tremain

About 20 years ago, the fair trade movement took root in consumer food cooperatives around the country, primarily through the introduction of fair trade coffee. Led by Equal Exchange, the first “...

24 Sep 2009 #144 September - October - 2009
Global Warming on Your Plate: It's more than "food miles" -- it's "food energy"
by Dave Gutknecht

KEY POINTS: *Buying local is very important, primarily for reinforcing the local economy. *Reducing food miles does not reduce energy use as much as changing food production and consumption in two...

10 Oct 2009 #144 September - October - 2009
Remembering Ivano Berberini
by Erbin Crowell
22 Sep 2009 #144 September - October - 2009