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It's Time To Act
by Kai Siedenburg

It's Farm Bill time again. Congress will soon decide policies that will shape the nation's food and agriculture system over the next five to ten years--for better or for worse....

08 Jan 2004 #096 September - October - 2001
Countdown To USDA Organic
by Cissy Bowman

In October of 2002 consumers will begin to see the USDA Organic logo on products in stores and farm stands. This label, over ten years in the making, has been created to offer...

07 Jan 2004 #096 September - October - 2001
Construction Delays: Curses and Blessings
by Denise Chevalier

New Pioneer opened the doors of its second grocery store in February, 2001 in Coralville. It's a beautiful store, tightly packed with fixtures, equipment and product. It is quite...

08 Jan 2004 #096 September - October - 2001
Getting Ready
by Dave Gutknecht

Expansion stories from co-ops make great reading for friends and members of these businesses. The completion of such projects means more services, more member owners and more co-...

08 Jan 2004 #096 September - October - 2001
Graphic News From CGIN
by Karen Zimbelman

CGIN was pleased to unveil a new service to members in June: a photo gallery. As of this date, we have two exhibits available in our photo gallery, one on bulk food departments and...

08 Jan 2004 #096 September - October - 2001
Expanding Cooperative Community Funds
by David Thompson

The Cooperative Community Fund Program, sponsored by the Twin Pines Cooperative Foundation is accepting applications for its 2001 grant cycle. TPCF will make $5,000 matching grants...

08 Jan 2004 #096 September - October - 2001
Natural/Organic Industry Outlook
by George Southworth

Many of the market trends that have been discussed by cooperatives in this magazine and other forums are coming true, but with a stunning ferocity and speed. This article examines...

08 Jan 2004 #096 September - October - 2001
Information Technology Team Sees Co-op Benefits
by Robynn Shrader

Imagine sitting down at your desk after your co-op's busiest sales day of the week, then pointing and clicking your way to reports that illustrate the products and departments that...

08 Jan 2004 #096 September - October - 2001
Panzanella: Fresh Ideas at Weaver Street Market
by Ruffin Slater

08 Jan 2004 #095 July - August - 2001
Introducing the National Campaign for Sustainable Agriculture
by Kai Siedenburg

Imagine that the federal government provided significant incentives and support for sustainable, family farm agriculture, rather than "agribusiness as usual." Hard to imagine?...

08 Jan 2004 #095 July - August - 2001
A Greater Velocity of Cooperation
by Dave Gutknecht

Well over three hundred directors, managers, trainers, and other cooperators met at the 2001 Consumer Cooperative Management Association (CCMA) conference under the theme, "...

08 Jan 2004 #095 July - August - 2001
Hiring in a (Still) Tight Labor Market
by Carolee Colter

With the slowing of the economy, many co-ops and other natural food stores are noticing a slight easing in the difficulty of recruiting and retaining workers. Despite economic...

08 Jan 2004 #095 July - August - 2001
2000 Retail Operations Survey
by Walden Swanson 

 

08 Jan 2004 #095 July - August - 2001
2000 Retail Operations Survey
by Peg Nolan 

 

08 Jan 2004 #095 July - August - 2001
2000 Retail Operations Survey
by Dave Gutknecht 

 

08 Jan 2004 #095 July - August - 2001
Using Survey Data to Improve Co-ops
by John Eicholz

Green Fields Market follows the annual Cooperative Grocer (CG) survey closely. For me, the survey and the accompanying analysis have been textbook lessons in cooperative finance. I...

07 Jan 2004 #095 July - August - 2001
Opportunities and Obligations
by Dave Gutknecht

This edition's Retail Operations Survey provides an improved data base from which to measure co-op performance. The results? Co-ops numbers are good but are declining. Co-ops also...

08 Jan 2004 #095 July - August - 2001
Pow-wows Not Pinballs
by Allen Seidner

As a prepared foods manager almost a decade ago, it struck me that not only did I have a lot of information that I wanted to share with staff, but they also had many suggestions...

08 Jan 2004 #095 July - August - 2001
2000 Retail Operations Survey: Statistical Summary
by Dave GutknechtCooperative Grocer 2000 Retail Operations SurveyStatistical Summary of Income Statement, Balance Sheet, and RatiosSMALL Sales <$1 MillionMEDIUM SMALL Sales $1-2 MillionMEDIUM Sales $2-4 Million...
31 May 2006 #095 July - August - 2001
2000 Retail Operations Survey: Statistical Summary
by Peg NolanCooperative Grocer 2000 Retail Operations SurveyStatistical Summary of Income Statement, Balance Sheet, and RatiosSMALL Sales <$1 MillionMEDIUM SMALL Sales $1-2 MillionMEDIUM Sales $2-4 Million...
31 May 2006 #095 July - August - 2001
2000 Retail Operations Survey: Statistical Summary
by Walden SwansonCooperative Grocer 2000 Retail Operations SurveyStatistical Summary of Income Statement, Balance Sheet, and RatiosSMALL Sales <$1 MillionMEDIUM SMALL Sales $1-2 MillionMEDIUM Sales $2-4 Million...
31 May 2006 #095 July - August - 2001
Small Co-op, Big Leap!
by Bob Copeland

After 28 years in the same location, Bluff Country Co-op's members made a large leap. The results: a beautiful new store and renewed belief in how a small co-op can do big things...

08 Jan 2004 #094 May - June - 2001
New Pioneer Opens Coralville Site
by Dennis Maclearn

[Co-authors with Dennis Maclearn for this article were Ben Nauman and Jennifer Masada.  Dennis Maclearn was general manager, and Ben Nauman and Jennifer Masada were on staff,...

08 Jan 2004 #094 May - June - 2001
Cost Overruns and Expansion Problems
by John Corbett

Editor's note: The January-February issue of Cooperative Grocer presented an in-depth analysis of an expansion project at Mississippi Market that nearly sank the co-op. That...

08 Jan 2004 #094 May - June - 2001
Cooperative Grocers Associations
by Robynn Shrader

There is no shortage of ideas or opportunities for collaboration among co-ops, and as the list continues to grow we are faced with the reality of structure. How can we efficiently...

08 Jan 2004 #094 May - June - 2001