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Detroit's Cass Corridor Food Co-op Expands, Encounters Competition
by Staff

Cass Corridor Co-op, which will celebrate its 30th anniversary in the summer of 2002, relocated in late September after many years in a small, rented facility with 1,700 retail square feet. Now...

07 Jan 2004 #098 January - February - 2002
The Long Road Back
by Gail Graham

For background on the shaky start to Mississippi Market's second store, see "A Near Miss at Mississippi Market," in CG #92, Jan.-Feb. 2001.

07 Jan 2004 #098 January - February - 2002
How Will Organic Rules Affect Retailers?
by Cissy Bowman

After years of long and frustrating delays, the USDA Organic Rule will be implemented during 2002. Although this will be a "phase-in" period for coming into compliance, it will bring with it...

07 Jan 2004 #098 January - February - 2002
National Co-op Advantage Program Set To Launch
by Robynn Shrader

In March 2002, hundreds of thousands of co-op consumers will receive a full-color flyer filled with dozens of product specials negotiated through the national expansion of CAP, the Co-op...

07 Jan 2004 #098 January - February - 2002
Year Four: CGIN Progress and Plans
by Karen Zimbelman

The end of the year always inspires reflection. While the numbers change almost every day, here's where things stand at CGIN as we close in on the end of 2001, a few months short of our fourth...

07 Jan 2004 #098 January - February - 2002
Motivational Fit: Finding the right person for the job
by Carolee Colter

Why do some people enjoy a job and stay with it for years, while others seem unhappy and eventually leave? Or they stay on but complain, come to work late and call in sick more...

07 Jan 2004 #098 January - February - 2002
Maintaining Co-op Democracy
by Ann Waterhouse

As a member of the Willy Street Co-op board in Madison, Wisc., I'm interested in creative ways to stimulate member participation in our cooperative. We held an annual meeting last August and...

08 Jan 2004 #098 January - February - 2002
An Exchange on Price and the Mainstreaming of Natural/Organic
by Wally Seccombe

To the Editor and George Southworth,

We are the leading natural food distributor in Ontario. Our main problem has been how to restrain and shape our growth, which is proceeding at a torrid...

07 Jan 2004 #098 January - February - 2002
An Exchange on Price and the Mainstreaming of Natural/Organic
by George Southworth

To the Editor and George Southworth,

We are the leading natural food distributor in Ontario. Our main problem has been how to restrain and shape our growth, which is proceeding at a torrid...

07 Jan 2004 #098 January - February - 2002
Improving Your Deli's Hot Case
by Allen Seidner

What are customers looking for in a hot foods program, and what competitive advantages do you have in the world of meal solutions? Natural foods delis have a unique opportunity to provide hot...

07 Jan 2004 #098 January - February - 2002
Farm Aid 2001
by Cissy Bowman

The 16th Anniversary Farm Aid benefit was held September 29th at the Verizon Wireless Music Center in Noblesville, Indiana. Farm Aid concerts have been held since 1985 to raise money for America's...

08 Jan 2004 #097 November - December - 2001
In the News
by Dave Gutknecht

Crisis, or a crisis atmosphere, can be used to advance agendas and strategies that are not necessarily directly tied to those in the headlines. Little noticed in the welter of bad news and panic...

08 Jan 2004 #097 November - December - 2001
Growing Retail Resources
by Karen Zimbelman

08 Jan 2004 #097 November - December - 2001
Don't Buy That New POS System Just Yet!
by Robynn ShraderDon't Buy That New POS System Just Yet! By Robynn Shrader

We have engaged in lively discussion via listserves, CCMA and other forums about the Point of Sale (POS) needs of the food co-op...

08 Jan 2004 #097 November - December - 2001
Diamonds in the Rough
by Mark MulcahySeek ye the diamond in the rough.

The economy slows down, and produce departments start looking for answers to boost business and gain new customers. Many times we have resources available to us...

08 Jan 2004 #097 November - December - 2001
Ends: Defining Your Cooperative Advantage
by Linda Stier

This article is intended for everyone who is inspired or in any way impacted by cooperative principles. It focuses on defining the difference a cooperative makes in the world and the dramatic...

08 Jan 2004 #097 November - December - 2001
Canadian Co-op Systems Thrive
by George H. Condon

If any of us are to believe many of the grocery industry's best analysts these days, we should be abandoning all hope for small, regional grocery companies and counting instead on the success of...

08 Jan 2004 #097 November - December - 2001
Mondragon's Eroski as a Mass Retailer
by David Thompson

"If we are not economically efficient we cannot be socially effective."

08 Jan 2004 #097 November - December - 2001
At 50, Japanese Co-ops Emphasize Education and Food Safety
by Japanese Consumers' Co-operative Union

Japan continues to experience a prolonged recession, so much so that some sectors of the economy, including grocery, are actually experiencing deflation. According to a NYT report (9/25),...

08 Jan 2004 #097 November - December - 2001
UK: Aging Co-ops at a Crossroad
by Cynthia Boudreau

Not too long ago, the Oxford, Swindon & Gloucester Co-operative Society Limited (O, S & G), in the United Kingdom, faced a difficult situation. In the late 1980s and early 1990s, it twice...

07 Jan 2004 #097 November - December - 2001
Arcata: Double Trouble
by Taunya Stapp

Looking through the brochure for the CCMA conference this last June, I noticed a workshop entitled "Meeting First-Year Challenges After Expansion." My first thought was, "I could...

08 Jan 2004 #096 September - October - 2001
Chequamegon: Now Twice the Co-op
by Julie Buckles

At first glance, Ashland, Wisconsin does not appear a likely location for a food cooperative. It is a blue collar, post-industrial town with a modern day strip of fast food...

08 Jan 2004 #096 September - October - 2001
Community Mercantile Meets Compressed Timeline
by Jeanie Wells

When you last read about Community Mercantile Co-op in Lawrence, Kansas, we had just barely survived Wild Oats coming to town. The article in the May-June 1997 edition of...

08 Jan 2004 #096 September - October - 2001
Community Mercantile Meets Compressed Timeline
by Nancy O'Connor

When you last read about Community Mercantile Co-op in Lawrence, Kansas, we had just barely survived Wild Oats coming to town. The article in the May-June 1997 edition of...

08 Jan 2004 #096 September - October - 2001
Food Co-op Triples Its Size
by Rebecca Mizhir

Store location: Port Townsend, northwest Washington. Challenged by rising local demands for natural food and organic produce as well as an ever-expanding membership, the Food Coop...

08 Jan 2004 #096 September - October - 2001