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CoCoFiSt Data Sharing Strengthens Co-ops
by Joseph Jagiello

Retail food cooperatives have long valued their unique characteristics and independence. Current events in our industry have left many co-ops with declining market share, weak...

08 Jan 2004 #085 November - December - 1999
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
Produce Section Time Management
by Mark MulcahyReviewing how you spend your day can reveal some simple ways to regain lost minutes or hours.

I'd like to touch on a few areas of difficulty I run into most often in produce...

08 Jan 2004 #085 November - December - 1999
Manager on Contract Program Strengthens the Co-op System
by Rochelle Prunty

Northeast Cooperatives' Manager on Contract program was developed to strengthen our system of co-op management. Management of retail food co-ops is not getting any easier as the...

08 Jan 2004 #084 September - October - 1999
Pursuing a Co-op Controlled Label
by Jeff Voltz

I am passionate about natural foods. I am passionate about co-ops. And I am passionate about success.

08 Jan 2004 #084 September - October - 1999
Building Relationships With Financial Partners
by Scott Beers

A relative recently gave one of us a book of pithy personal advice with the humble title of "How to do Everything Right" (we won't dwell on the reason for this particular gift)....

08 Jan 2004 #084 September - October - 1999
Building Relationships With Financial Partners
by Margaret Lund

A relative recently gave one of us a book of pithy personal advice with the humble title of "How to do Everything Right" (we won't dwell on the reason for this particular gift)....

08 Jan 2004 #084 September - October - 1999
Management Evaluation Under Policy Governance
by Marilyn Scholl

The relationship between the board and the general manager is probably the most important relationship in a co-op. To be successful, a cooperative needs a strong manager AND a...

08 Jan 2004 #084 September - October - 1999
From Home to Peru and Back
by Dave Gutknecht

Readers may recall my report and editorial following a trip to Peru last year (CG #78, Sept-Oct. 1998). This past summer I was again able to accompany Rick Stewart of Frontier...

08 Jan 2004 #084 September - October - 1999
Global Organics: Christmas Every Day?
by Mark Mulcahy

To everything turn, turn, turn, there is a season, turn, turn, turn....

08 Jan 2004 #083 July - August - 1999
Clarifying Board and Management Roles in Expansion/Relocation Projects
by Bill Gessner

Many co-ops talk about the need to move or expand for years. Often it is all talk, with a few false starts and little formal planning or action. For other co-ops, an opportunity to...

08 Jan 2004 #083 July - August - 1999
Good News and Old News
by Dave Gutknecht

There is so much good news to report, in addition to what appears in this edition, that many of the stories will have to wait. For example: new co-op stores!

08 Jan 2004 #083 July - August - 1999
Encountering Cooperative Extremists
by David Fowle

Do the following statements or situations sound familiar in our cooperatives?

08 Jan 2004 #083 July - August - 1999
Encountering Cooperative Extremists
by Marilyn Scholl

Do the following statements or situations sound familiar in our cooperatives?

08 Jan 2004 #083 July - August - 1999
Promoting Organizational Healing
by Ann Waterhouse

Ever heard the phrase, "Work smarter, not harder?" Ever wonder, as I have, exactly what that phrase means? T've thought about it for a while and have some thoughts I'd like to...

08 Jan 2004 #083 July - August - 1999
Building a Controlled Label Program
by George Southworth

Creating a private or controlled label program is one of the largest endeavors an organization or alliance of organizations can undertake. Such a program must be constructed within...

08 Jan 2004 #082 May - June - 1999
Building a Controlled Label Program
by Mark Novak

Creating a private or controlled label program is one of the largest endeavors an organization or alliance of organizations can undertake. Such a program must be constructed within...

08 Jan 2004 #082 May - June - 1999
Democratic Management in the Real World
by Carolee Colter

I don't have any statistics on this, but I'd bet that the vast majority of natural foods co-ops started out as collectively run organizations. For many members and employees of...

08 Jan 2004 #082 May - June - 1999
Streamlined System Multiplies Members, Member Investment and Community Contributions
by Karen Jeffries

Two years ago, North Coast Co-op, operating two stores in Arcata and Eureka (California), streamlined its membership program. At the time, no one dreamed that this change would...

08 Jan 2004 #082 May - June - 1999
Space Case: Make It Count
by Scott Beers

Look down -- you may be standing on a gold mine. Then again, your facility may be just a black hole you throw money down once a month.

08 Jan 2004 #082 May - June - 1999
Space Case: Make It Count
by Margaret Lund

Look down -- you may be standing on a gold mine. Then again, your facility may be just a black hole you throw money down once a month.

08 Jan 2004 #082 May - June - 1999
Is It Locally Grown?
by Mark Mulcahy

Recently I had a couple conversations that I found disturbing. The first was with a new young produce manager I have been working with on shrink, margins and ordering. While we...

08 Jan 2004 #082 May - June - 1999
Two Stores and Growing: Bloomingfoods Market and Deli
by George Huntington

Nestled in the rolling hills of southern Indiana, Bloomington is an oasis of natural beauty and culture and is home to Indiana University, the state's largest school. Bloomingfoods...

08 Jan 2004 #081 March - April - 1999
Co-op Legacy
by Scott Beers

Legacy is the challenge of having the thrust of your life or your organization's be perpetuated beyond an individual lifetime. Children offer this to many individuals, and we...

08 Jan 2004 #081 March - April - 1999
Co-op Legacy
by Margaret Lund

Legacy is the challenge of having the thrust of your life or your organization's be perpetuated beyond an individual lifetime. Children offer this to many individuals, and we...

08 Jan 2004 #081 March - April - 1999