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Human Resources Survey
by Dave Gutknecht

This is the second annual Cooperative Grocer Human Resources (HR) Survey report. It has been expanded to include information about boards of directors and members of co-ops,...

07 Jan 2004 #100 May - June - 2002
Human Resources Survey
by Peg Nolan

This is the second annual Cooperative Grocer Human Resources (HR) Survey report. It has been expanded to include information about boards of directors and members of co-ops,...

07 Jan 2004 #100 May - June - 2002
Human Resources Survey
by Walden Swanson

This is the second annual Cooperative Grocer Human Resources (HR) Survey report. It has been expanded to include information about boards of directors and members of co-ops,...

07 Jan 2004 #100 May - June - 2002
What's Next?
by Dave Gutknecht

One hundred issues of Cooperative Grocer: it's a nice round figure, 100, but I haven't been able to attach much significance to the number of this edition. However, I have two...

07 Jan 2004 #100 May - June - 2002
Culture and Community Meet in the Produce Aisle
by Mark Mulcahy

For thousands of years people and foods from different cultures have been brought together at markets and the dinner table -- mushrooms from caves in France, apples from China. Melons,...

07 Jan 2004 #100 May - June - 2002
In Corvallis, First Alternative Celebrates Its New Store
by Laurie Heilman

Many food co-ops established in the 1970s have come of age today, expanding their retail space, revitalizing their identity as cooperatives, and proving that co-ops can continue to thrive in an...

07 Jan 2004 #099 March - April - 2002
GreenStar Co-op: A Different Look at Growth and Expansion
by Patrice Jennings

Most often the pages of Cooperative Grocer bring us tales of expansion and relocation projects, or new and innovative cooperative projects undertaken by some of our industry's adventurers. As I...

07 Jan 2004 #099 March - April - 2002
Bioterrorism: A Call to Action!
by Mark MulcahyHave you read the latest news stories on food bioterrorism in the US and around the world?

Taliban fighters sneak growth hormone into milk supply. Although rGBH is banned in major dairy producing...

07 Jan 2004 #099 March - April - 2002
Grassroots Deliver BIG Wins in the Senate -- Every Voice Still Needed in House-Senate Conference Committee
by Kathy Lawrence

As we go to press, citizens across the country are calling their Senators and feverishly writing letters to the editor. In short, they're making our democracy live and breathe -- and it is a...

07 Jan 2004 #099 March - April - 2002
Grassroots Deliver BIG Wins in the Senate -- Every Voice Still Needed in House-Senate Conference Committee
by Chris Campany

As we go to press, citizens across the country are calling their Senators and feverishly writing letters to the editor. In short, they're making our democracy live and breathe -- and it is a...

07 Jan 2004 #099 March - April - 2002
Cooperative Grocers Associations
by Robynn Shrader Chart by Walden Swanson Building a Thriving Food Cooperative SystemBy Robynn Shrader

The National Cooperative Grocers Association board of directors held a planning session last fall to...

15 Oct 2007 #099 March - April - 2002
Your New Store: Meeting First Year Challenges
by Bill Gessner

You have successfully navigated the stormy waters of a relocation/expansion project. Your co-op has proudly opened the new store amidst celebration, praise, relief, adrenaline and exhaustion.

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07 Jan 2004 #099 March - April - 2002
"Your flag decal won't get you into heaven anymore."
by Dave Gutknecht

Better co-op stores and stronger regional and national co-op associations are gratifying results based on years of groundwork. Each year the reports of the Cooperative Grocers Associations and...

07 Jan 2004 #099 March - April - 2002
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