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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
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
Staff Teams Build Effective Solutions
by Terry Appleby

Introducing forms of participation to a traditional management hierarchy was the goal; a quality improvement process was the method. The history of Hanover Consumer Co-op and my...

08 Jan 2004 #080 January - February - 1999
Relief for Human Disasters
by Dave Gutknecht

If the road to hell is paved with good intentions, that common observation remains a difficult cautionary lesson for many people. A case in point would be international aid,...

08 Jan 2004 #080 January - February - 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
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
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
Building and Improving Membership Programs
by Karen Zimbelman

Members are the lifeblood of a co-op: a truism of cooperatives. Without members, a co-ops wouldn't be a co-op; it would be just another local grocery store. A co-op exists to serve...

08 Jan 2004 #080 January - February - 1999
Building and Improving Membership Programs
by Marilyn Scholl

Members are the lifeblood of a co-op: a truism of cooperatives. Without members, a co-ops wouldn't be a co-op; it would be just another local grocery store. A co-op exists to serve...

08 Jan 2004 #080 January - February - 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
Lending to Natural Foods Cooperatives
by Kerinne McNicholas

Last year, NCB conducted a focus group with representatives of the natural foods industry to help us understand better the perception that you, our customers and partners in the...

08 Jan 2004 #081 March - April - 1999
Lending to Natural Foods Cooperatives
by Sophia Raday

Last year, NCB conducted a focus group with representatives of the natural foods industry to help us understand better the perception that you, our customers and partners in the...

08 Jan 2004 #081 March - April - 1999
Lending to Natural Foods Cooperatives
by James Walker

Last year, NCB conducted a focus group with representatives of the natural foods industry to help us understand better the perception that you, our customers and partners in the...

08 Jan 2004 #081 March - April - 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
Strong Training in Operations: Important for Strong Co-ops!
by Patty Stockdale

Here is a solution for when you have poor or no retail training materials! The Basic Operations Training Resources are available for natural food retail cooperatives to use in...

08 Jan 2004 #080 January - February - 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
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
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
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
Advertising: Taking the Alternate Route
by Ric Tedford

The very nature of the cooperative grocery business is far from the mainstream, as can be noted in the cooperative principles that guide the operation of our stores. But the...

08 Jan 2004 #088 May - June - 2000
Co-op Advantage Program: Midwest Stores Cooperate
by Corinne Shindelar

Not a day goes by when the savvy retailer hasn't asked: How will my store continue to compete in an industry as dynamic as natural foods? Smart co-op retailers are looking to...

08 Jan 2004 #086 January - February - 2000
Atlantic Canadian Co-ops Meet Globalization, Plan Merger
by Tom WebbThirty years ago, Atlantic Canadians got their groceries from family grocery stores supplied by family owned wholesalers and the co-operative store. The co-operatives had emerged to protect people...
08 Jan 2004 #091 November - December - 2000