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Editorial
by Dave Gutknecht

The retails where Cooperative Grocer is read exist in a very wide variety of markets, from small town to large metropolis, across the U.S. and Canada. While almost all of these stores are...

09 Jan 2004 #135, March-April 2008
Director Recruitment: The Nominations Process
by Karen Zimbelman

It's true. The responsibilities of being a director usually become so consuming that not much time ends up being devoted to thinking about upcoming elections. For many co-ops, the "recruitment and...

04 Jan 2011 #002 December - January - 1985
New Pioneer: Successful by Working on the Basics
by John Higgins

In 1981, New Pioneer Co-op was a small, floundering storefront with stagnant sales growth, unpredictable margin, infighting, and poor capitalization. This scenario has given way to a relatively...

09 Jan 2004 #001 October - November - 1985
Hold the Cesium, Please! (It Won't be on the Label)
by Dave Gutknecht

The disasters wrought by petrochemical farming are in the news, so much so that one forgets what happened only two years ago. And this forgetting, too, is part of the problem.

Remember the...

09 Jan 2004 #001 October - November - 1985
Keeping Our Mission, Changing Our System
by John Sechrest

The First Alternative in Corvallis, Oregon, is a cooperative grocery largely run by working members. We started in 1970 with a group of 100 people and have grown from the first full year's sales...

09 Jan 2004 #001 October - November - 1985
Keeping Our Mission, Changing Our System
by John Tappon

The First Alternative in Corvallis, Oregon, is a cooperative grocery largely run by working members. We started in 1970 with a group of 100 people and have grown from the first full year's sales...

09 Jan 2004 #001 October - November - 1985
Sales and Labor in 20 Retail Food Co-ops
by Dave GutknechtIntroduction

Having members of a retail food cooperative contribute labor toward the operation of their store is one of those practices that is wholly unnecessary or even undesirable in the eyes of...

09 Jan 2004 #001 October - November - 1985
Can Co-op Boards Do the Job?
by Karen Zimbelman

It will be no surprise to most Cooperative Grocer readers that there are those who think that consumer co-op boards of directors typically represent a weak link in the overall organizational...

09 Jan 2004 #001 October - November - 1985