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Linking Buying Clubs and Retails for Co-op Development
by Deb Maynard

 

09 Jan 2004 #068 January - February - 1997
Linking Buying Clubs and Retails for Co-op Development
by John Hatton

 

09 Jan 2004 #068 January - February - 1997
Linking Buying Clubs and Retails for Co-op Development
by George Southworth

 

09 Jan 2004 #068 January - February - 1997
Abuse -- and Answers
by Dave Gutknecht

Themes from this edition on co-op managers, their boards of directors, and co-op members:

Retail management is a complex, demanding job: juggling product,...

09 Jan 2004 #067 November - December - 1996
Using the Spreadsheet Template
by Scott BeersCreating a good template for financial planning is an investment on the co-op's part -- a darned good one.

Computer spreadsheets make the task of financial planning infinitely...

09 Jan 2004 #067 November - December - 1996
Using the Spreadsheet Template
by Margaret LundCreating a good template for financial planning is an investment on the co-op's part -- a darned good one.

Computer spreadsheets make the task of financial planning infinitely...

09 Jan 2004 #067 November - December - 1996
Surveying Members on Membership
by John Corbett

Increasing numbers of co-ops conduct an annual survey of members or of shoppers in the store. Often these surveys are directed at evaluating the core business operation: How far do...

09 Jan 2004 #067 November - December - 1996
Old and New
by Dave Gutknecht Times like the present help me appreciate anew the place of cooperaives. But then, this nation has always been dominated by private capital. Solidarity in public and private life and concern...
09 Jan 2004 #066 September - October - 1996
Handling a Sexual Harassment Claim
by Carolee ColterWhat you are trying to find out through an investigation is: did the alleged behavior occur and was it unwelcome.

Yes, dear readers, it happens even in co-ops.

09 Jan 2004 #066 September - October - 1996
Assessing the Big Picture
by George Southworth

This article will explore the issues and historical precedents that are driving the massive changes in the manufacture, distribution and sales of food in the United States and...

09 Jan 2004 #066 September - October - 1996
Merchandising Body Care and Supplements
by Janda Grove

Supplements and body care items offer unique challenges and opportunities to your store. Many co-op stores have small departments for these categories because they began as food...

09 Jan 2004 #066 September - October - 1996
Financial Planning: A Context in Which to Measure Performance
by Scott BeersPlanning is about thinking of what you would like to have happen and then making an educated guess about what is likely to happen in the marketplace and what you would reasonably need to do to...
09 Jan 2004 #066 September - October - 1996
Financial Planning: A Context in Which to Measure Performance
by Margaret LundPlanning is about thinking of what you would like to have happen and then making an educated guess about what is likely to happen in the marketplace and what you would reasonably need to do to...
09 Jan 2004 #066 September - October - 1996
Co-op Conference: Getting Out of Hand?
by Dave Gutknecht

Milwaukee in May: over three hundred managers, directors, and others often seen in co-ops were seen here for over three thousand minutes. They enjoyed bowling, schmoozing, dancing...

09 Jan 2004 #065 July - August - 1996
Niche Glitch
by Dave Gutknecht

Themes linking this edition's feature co-op and the results from our annual survey:

Continuity with previous generations of cooperatives is precious...

09 Jan 2004 #065 July - August - 1996
Running a Successful HBA Department
by Jane Kennedy

 

09 Jan 2004 #065 July - August - 1996
Working with Community Supported Agriculture for the Benefit of All
by Bryan CarstensHealthy food. Sharing expenses, risks, and profits. Active participation. Community involvement. All of these social ideals are shared by co-ops and CSAs.

Our food production system...

09 Jan 2004 #064 May - June - 1996
Produce Department Review
by Shade Gomez

The produce department, like any other department in a co-op, is there for the co-op's members. Serving them should be our major focus.

Starting with this...

09 Jan 2004 #064 May - June - 1996
Seven Steps to a Successful Membership Drive
by Patricia Cumbie

The success or failure of your next membership drive hinges on more than signage, brochures and the free thing you give away to every new member who joins.

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09 Jan 2004 #064 May - June - 1996
Cooperative Finance: Discounts Provoke Discussion!
by Scott Beers

Editor's note:

Recently, several readers wrote letters to the editor discussing financial matters.  These letters appear below, followed by a response from the authors of the finance...

28 Dec 2010 #064 May - June - 1996
Cooperative Finance: Discounts Provoke Discussion!
by Margaret Lund

Editor's note:

Recently, several readers wrote letters to the editor discussing financial matters.  These letters appear below, followed by a response from the authors of the finance...

28 Dec 2010 #064 May - June - 1996
What Co-op Employees Think
by Carolee Colter

How do co-op employees feel about the co-op as an employer? How satisfied are they with their compensation, their working conditions, their supervision, and their co-workers? How...

09 Jan 2004 #063 March - April - 1996
What Co-op Employees Think
by Karen Zimbelman

How do co-op employees feel about the co-op as an employer? How satisfied are they with their compensation, their working conditions, their supervision, and their co-workers? How...

09 Jan 2004 #063 March - April - 1996
The Co-op Empowerment Stream
by Bill Gessner

Our cooperatives are truly empowering organizations, in origin and in practice, in vision and in mission, in theory and in action. Empowerment can be a simple and clarifying...

09 Jan 2004 #063 March - April - 1996
Discounts and Death
by Dave Gutknecht

Myths die hard, and so do member discounts. In questioning this entrenched practice, reflexively equated with co-op membership in the minds of many, one never knows for certain...

09 Jan 2004 #063 March - April - 1996