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Pay for Performance
by Karen Zimbelman

Are any of these scenarios familiar to you?

The co-op has just hired a new general manager with the experience and skills needed to help the co-op realize its...

09 Jan 2004 #070 May - June - 1997
Payment Card Security Compliance
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26 Jan 2009 #137 July - August - 2008
PCC Cooks
by Diana Crane

For 26 years PCC Natural Markets has offered shoppers the opportunity to learn about the natural foods sold by the Seattle-based co-op through its PCC Cooks program. From its very low-tech...

22 Sep 2009 #144 September - October - 2009
PCC Farmland Trust
by Kelly Sanderbeck

PCC Natural Markets in Seattle didn't plan to start a nonprofit in 1999. But one of its local farmers, Nash Huber, was facing development pressure in "Sunny Sequim," a rare sun-filled valley in...

25 Apr 2011 #154 May - June - 2011
PCC Natural Markets
by Diana Crane

Founded 54 years ago, the nation’s largest natural foods cooperative has survived expansions, closures, changes in member benefits and products sold, and growing competition.

11 Dec 2007 #133 November - December - 2007
PCC Natural Markets Raises the Bar
by Diana Crane

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27 Dec 2008 #139 November - December - 2008
PDF of November 2011 issue
by Dan Nordley

It seems the printer for Cooperative Grocer experienced some unusual difficulty in binding the November issue, and there are a number of copies out there with 3-6 and 31-34 taking the place of 7-...

17 Nov 2011 #157 November - December - 2011
People's Food Co-op Grows a Green Store
by Miles UchidaPeople's Food Co-op Grows a Green Store
07 Jan 2004 #108 September - October - 2003
People’s Food Co-op Manages the Farmers Market in Kalamazoo
by Chris Moore

Last year, People’s Food Cooperative (PFC) in Kalamazoo, Mich., became the operator of our city’s 100-year-old Kalamazoo Farmers’ Market. The city-owned market facilities had...

25 Mar 2014 171 March-April 2014
Personnel Files:
by Carolee Colter

Personnel files are not a sign of encroaching bureaucracy. Even very small organizations should have them. Beyond providing a centralized, convenient place to store all the records relevant to...

07 Jun 2004 #015 February - March - 1988
Peruvian Percolator
by Dave Gutknecht

Thanks to Rick Stewart and Frontier Natural Products Co-op, I just spent a week in Peru, where Frontier and an allied local group, the Institute for Sustainable Agriculture in the...

09 Jan 2004 #078 September - October - 1998
Pioneer Market Meets Downtown Troy
by Stuart Reid

Pioneer Market opened on Oct. 5 after five years of organizing. Located in the central downtown of Troy, N.Y., the co-op attracted major civic investment as the only full-sized grocery store in...

03 Feb 2011 #152 January - February - 2011
Planning Deli Success
by Steve Rosen

Overheard at the Natural Products Expo in Baltimore:

Q. How do you make a small fortune?

A. Take a large fortune and open a deli...

09 Jan 2004 #062 January - February - 1996
Planning for Productivity
by Mark MulcahyPlanning for Productivity - Part 1: Numbers, accountability, and quality control in the produce section
07 Jan 2004 #107 July - August - 2003
Planning for Productivity
by Mark Mulcahy

Last time, I talked about how we are judged by margin in our departments and how you could improve your margin by paying attention to specific areas (training, quality control, and accountability...

07 Jan 2004 #108 September - October - 2003
Planning for the International Year of Cooperatives
by Dave Gutknecht

Cooperators in the U.S. and around the world continue to prepare broad, multi-faceted campaigns for 2012, declared by the United Nations General Assembly to be the International Year of...

17 Nov 2011 #157 November - December - 2011
Planning in Collaboration
by Eric Deluca

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Keynote speaker David Korten conjured two worlds at the 2008 CCMA conference. One is characterized by empire, in which suicidal competition reinforces assumptions...

18 Jan 2009 #140 January - February - 2009
Planning in Collaboration
by Clem Nilan

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Keynote speaker David Korten conjured two worlds at the 2008 CCMA conference. One is characterized by empire, in which suicidal competition reinforces assumptions...

18 Jan 2009 #140 January - February - 2009
Planning in Collaboration
by Peg Nolan

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Keynote speaker David Korten conjured two worlds at the 2008 CCMA conference. One is characterized by empire, in which suicidal competition reinforces assumptions...

18 Jan 2009 #140 January - February - 2009
Planning in Collaboration
by Erbin Crowell

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Keynote speaker David Korten conjured two worlds at the 2008 CCMA conference. One is characterized by empire, in which suicidal competition reinforces assumptions...

18 Jan 2009 #140 January - February - 2009
Planning in Collaboration
by Kristin Howard

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Keynote speaker David Korten conjured two worlds at the 2008 CCMA conference. One is characterized by empire, in which suicidal competition reinforces assumptions...

18 Jan 2009 #140 January - February - 2009
Planning Management Succession
by Carolee Colter

Say the board of directors at your co-op has adopted a set of policies to ensure a successor for the general manager. Now management's work begins.

08 Jan 2004 #085 November - December - 1999
Pointing Resources Toward A Strong National Network
by Robynn Shrader

Having recently attended the CCMA Conference in Eureka, California, I am newly impressed and heartened by the enthusiasm and commitment by many in our co-op sector to do the difficult and...

07 Jan 2004 #101 July - August - 2002
Poison Pesticides Undermine Organic Health
by Dave Gutknecht

New studies and a documentary reinforce a key organic message: pesticides are damaging to children and adults.

Education and marketing are never-ending challenges. Organic food production...

25 Apr 2011 • Endcap Articles
Policy Governance: A New Look
by Heather Schmidt Albinger

This article contains charts that are not pictured here. You can download a pdf of the article here

20 Jan 2009 #126 September - October - 2006