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Balancing Employers and Employees
by Jeanie Wells

Food co-ops are known for being compassionate employers. Unlike some of our big competitors in the grocery industry who only work to maintain their organization's interests, food co-ops seem...

09 Apr 2012 #159 March - April - 2012
Startup Technology Choices
by Jake Schlachter

Been called by a new food co-op for advice recently? The number of startup food cooperatives is swelling, and with it, the ranks of cooperative advisors.

09 Apr 2012 #159 March - April - 2012
Promoting the International Year of Cooperatives
by StaffVideo Series on Food Co-ops

A video series, "Lights, Cameras, Co-ops: Exploring the Country's Thriving Food Co-ops" has been launched by the National Cooperative Grocers Association...

09 Apr 2012 #159 March - April - 2012
Diverse Means, Common Ends
by Dave Gutknecht

Alongside many new cooperatives that are springing up, established food co-ops continue to evolve and deepen their community roots. This edition has several substantial reports that illustrate...

09 Apr 2012 #159 March - April - 2012
Fresh Foods, Fresh Questions
by Dave Gutknecht

Growth in fresh food sales – and “fresh packaged” – is at the heart of recent comments from the Hartman Group, a leading analyst of the natural/organic grocery industry whose research has...

25 Mar 2012 • Endcap Articles
An Italian View of "Co-op: Made in USA"
by Dave Gutknecht

A new publication presents a dossier on U.S. worker-owned and consumer co-ops in the U.S. Written by Enrico Massetti, an Italian who has lived in the United States for the last 30 years, "Co-op:...

08 Mar 2012 • Endcap Articles
Who’s Watching Member Labor in Retail Food Cooperatives?
by Thane Joyal

When many retail food cooperatives were formed in the 1970s, the distinctions among worker cooperatives, consumer cooperatives and not-for-profit corporations were not considered to be barriers to...

18 Jan 2012 #158 January - February - 2012
Food Justice in Its Simplest Form
by Leika Suzumura

Food has an amazing way of bringing people together. We all relate to the fact that we need to eat, every day. This is why I chose to become a dietitian; I knew that I could connect to anyone...

18 Jan 2012 #158 January - February - 2012
Marquette Co-op: Building Local Food
by Matt Gougeon

In a small, rural community in the Upper Peninsula (U.P.) of Michigan, a vibrant cooperative grocery store is proving to be a growing local economic player. Marquette Food Co-op (MFC) boasts...

18 Jan 2012 #158 January - February - 2012
Accounting Best Practices: Nurturing Your Income Statement
by Bruce Mayer

Summary: our previous article was on the balance sheet, and after our review below of the income statement, a subsequent installment will cover internal controls and cash management. Our vision...

18 Jan 2012 #158 January - February - 2012
Accounting Best Practices: Nurturing Your Income Statement
by Peg Nolan

Summary: our previous article was on the balance sheet, and after our review below of the income statement, a subsequent installment will cover internal controls and cash management. Our vision...

18 Jan 2012 #158 January - February - 2012
Accounting Best Practices: Nurturing Your Income Statement
by Steve Wolfe

Summary: our previous article was on the balance sheet, and after our review below of the income statement, a subsequent installment will cover internal controls and cash management. Our vision...

18 Jan 2012 #158 January - February - 2012
Kitsap=Community
by Kristina Kruzan

One of the issues that faces startup co-ops is how best to use their oftentimes limited resources to get the most impact in equity, publicity, and community support. The Kitsap Community Food Co-...

18 Jan 2012 #158 January - February - 2012
Makin’ Groceries with New Orleans Food Co-op
by Lori Burge

While most New Orleanians wouldn’t call themselves foodies, they are known for their love of food. "Makin’ groceries" is a traditional term used for food shopping in New...

18 Jan 2012 #158 January - February - 2012
Makin’ Groceries with New Orleans Food Co-op
by Elizabeth Underwood

While most New Orleanians wouldn’t call themselves foodies, they are known for their love of food. "Makin’ groceries" is a traditional term used for food shopping in New...

18 Jan 2012 #158 January - February - 2012
IYC on Camera
by Kelly Smith

Happy International Year of Cooperatives! 

We’ve been thinking about International Year of Cooperatives (IYC) for long enough that making the mental shift from 2011 to 2012 was a...

18 Jan 2012 #158 January - February - 2012
Looking to the UN’s International Year of Cooperatives
by David Thompson

When the president of the United Nations General Assembly invited Dame Pauline Green to come to the iconic green marble podium, a billion proud cooperators walked with her. As she spoke in her...

18 Jan 2012 #158 January - February - 2012
International Year of Cooperatives Launched— Get Your Story Out There
by Dave Gutknecht

Cooperative Enterprises Build a Better World." The International Year of Cooperatives is underway, after being officially launched in late October at the United Nations. Earlier, a unanimous...

18 Jan 2012 #158 January - February - 2012
Reviving Democracy, Spreading Cooperatives
by Dave Gutknecht

The Occupy movement in the U.S. (there also are international manifestations) is one of the more encouraging recent developments in the present political environment. Most of the Occupy sites have...

18 Jan 2012 #158 January - February - 2012
America Beyond Capitalism

In a recent article in "Dollars and Sense," Gar Alperovitz presents cooperative enterprise, especially worker-owned co-ops, along with other methods of democratizing capital -- an essential...

09 Jan 2012 • Endcap Articles
IYC Message from Pauline Green

Pauline Green, president of the International Cooperative Alliance, in early January released a message about the International Year of Cooperatives. It was published through the "Guardian/UK"...

08 Jan 2012 • Endcap Articles
Accounting Best Practices: The Balance Sheet
by Bruce Mayer

Can you tell me in 10 minutes what the best practices for finance are that I can use at my co-op?" This question has been repeatedly asked of us in our respective work with co-op finance managers...

17 Nov 2011 #157 November - December - 2011
Accounting Best Practices: The Balance Sheet
by Peg Nolan

Can you tell me in 10 minutes what the best practices for finance are that I can use at my co-op?" This question has been repeatedly asked of us in our respective work with co-op finance managers...

17 Nov 2011 #157 November - December - 2011
Accounting Best Practices: The Balance Sheet
by Steve Wolfe

Can you tell me in 10 minutes what the best practices for finance are that I can use at my co-op?" This question has been repeatedly asked of us in our respective work with co-op finance managers...

17 Nov 2011 #157 November - December - 2011
PDF of November 2011 issue
by Dan Nordley

It seems the printer for Cooperative Grocer experienced some unusual difficulty in binding the November issue, and there are a number of copies out there with 3-6 and 31-34 taking the place of 7-...

17 Nov 2011 #157 November - December - 2011