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Community Mercantile Meets Compressed Timeline
by Nancy O'Connor

When you last read about Community Mercantile Co-op in Lawrence, Kansas, we had just barely survived Wild Oats coming to town. The article in the May-June 1997 edition of...

08 Jan 2004 #096 September - October - 2001
Don't Buy That New POS System Just Yet!
by Robynn ShraderDon't Buy That New POS System Just Yet! By Robynn Shrader

We have engaged in lively discussion via listserves, CCMA and other forums about the Point of Sale (POS) needs of the food co-op...

08 Jan 2004 #097 November - December - 2001
Chequamegon: Now Twice the Co-op
by Julie Buckles

At first glance, Ashland, Wisconsin does not appear a likely location for a food cooperative. It is a blue collar, post-industrial town with a modern day strip of fast food...

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
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
Are You Certifiable?
by Mark Mulcahy

By Mark Mulcahy

One of the hottest topics in the retail environment is how the new Organic Rule will affect us. One of the main areas in question is the...

08 Jan 2004 #094 May - June - 2001
Are You Certifiable?
by Cissy Bowman

By Mark Mulcahy

One of the hottest topics in the retail environment is how the new Organic Rule will affect us. One of the main areas in question is the...

08 Jan 2004 #094 May - June - 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
Canadian Co-op Systems Thrive
by George H. Condon

If any of us are to believe many of the grocery industry's best analysts these days, we should be abandoning all hope for small, regional grocery companies and counting instead on the success of...

08 Jan 2004 #097 November - December - 2001
Co-ops Bowers Fund Grows
by Howard Bowers Fund Trustees "The ... Board of Directors would like to thank you and the Howard Bowers Fund for providing two full scholarships for individuals from the ...Cooperative to attend the CCMA conference this...
08 Jan 2004 #093 March - April - 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
Weaving a Cloth of Many Threads
by Tom Webb How does one introduce a new structure that merges many community co-operatives into one? Very, very carefully!

08 Jan 2004 #093 March - April - 2001
Arcata: Double Trouble
by Taunya Stapp

Looking through the brochure for the CCMA conference this last June, I noticed a workshop entitled "Meeting First-Year Challenges After Expansion." My first thought was, "I could...

08 Jan 2004 #096 September - October - 2001
Got the AM/PM Blues?
by Mark Mulcahy

Do you have the AM/PM blues in your store's produce section?

I recently bought a new computer, and whenever I do something wrong that doesn't jive with...

08 Jan 2004 #093 March - April - 2001
Produce: Train, Train, Train
by Mark Mulcahy

What aspect of most produce departments is not given enough time or resources, yet can have the greatest impact on your crew's efficiency and positive attitude? If you guessed...

08 Jan 2004 #090 September - October - 2000
Ins and Outs of Grocery Specials
by Janda Grove

A good promotional program can give your store improved price image, improved margins, and increased customer satisfaction. But how do you create a good program, and how do you...

08 Jan 2004 #087 March - April - 2000
Organic and Wild: A New Level of Standards
by Mark Ritchie

By Mark Ritchie

Over the last 30 years I have been intimately involved in the organic food industry at all levels, from production to wholesaling and retailing, primarily within the consumer...

08 Jan 2004 #090 September - October - 2000
Organic and Wild: A New Level of Standards
by Cissy Bowman

By Mark Ritchie

Over the last 30 years I have been intimately involved in the organic food industry at all levels, from production to wholesaling and retailing, primarily within the consumer...

08 Jan 2004 #090 September - October - 2000
Create a Marketing "Profit Center" With an Effective Newsletter
by Patricia Cumbie

If you knew you could increase sales up to 50 percent on a product promotion, you'd do just about anything to obtain the magic formula. Maybe the first or maybe the last place you'...

08 Jan 2004 #091 November - December - 2000
Northeast Cooperatives: "Together we will create a stronger cooperative system."
by George Southworth

Northeast Cooperatives' strategic goals are based on meeting our members' and customers' needs, now and in the future. We start with a series of forecasts of how the marketplace is...

08 Jan 2004 #090 September - October - 2000
Conducting Member Loan Campaigns
by Bill GessnerCooperatives need to pursue debt capital from members through the creation of member loan programs and member loan drives.

The purpose of this article is to suggest some of the basic principles and...

08 Jan 2004 #086 January - February - 2000
Japanese Food Co-ops See Store-less Trends
by Yu ShibataOne Hundred Years of Japanese Co-opsEditor's note: Home to the largest consumer cooperative sector of any nation, Japan is also increasingly experiencing globalization and rapid economic and social...
08 Jan 2004 #091 November - December - 2000
Italy's Co-ops Draw Strong Public Support
by Margaret Lund

Constitution of the Italian Republic (1947), Article 45:

08 Jan 2004 #091 November - December - 2000
Making Co-ops A Great Place to Work
by Marilyn Scholl

What we love most about co-ops is the emphasis on people. Food co-ops are businesses that operate on a human scale, valuing individual voices--whether it be the democratic aspect...

08 Jan 2004 #088 May - June - 2000
Making Co-ops A Great Place to Work
by Carolee Colter

What we love most about co-ops is the emphasis on people. Food co-ops are businesses that operate on a human scale, valuing individual voices--whether it be the democratic aspect...

08 Jan 2004 #088 May - June - 2000