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There is now opportunity to recommend how USDA should implement the 2016 law requiring a system for labeling GMO (genetically modifed organisms).

Endcap Articles July 21, 2017

Congratulations to Lexington Co-op in Buffalo, N.Y., which on July 12 opened its second store.  As stated on the co-op's website – https://lexington.coop/

Endcap Articles July 12, 2017

Congratulations to Prairie Roots Food Co-op, which opened its new store in Fargo, North Dakota, after more than six years of preparation.  Providing 30 new jobs, the full-service store has 5,600 sq

Endcap Articles July 7, 2017

When the food sovereignty movement combined with the devastating impacts of the 2008 recession to re-energize the cooperative model, an opportunity for collaboration across the Canadian province of

190 May-June 2017 July 2, 2017

Ontario Natural Food Co-op (ONFC) announced in early March that it had signed a letter of intent to sell its business and key assets to the Horizon Group of western Canada.

190 May-June 2017 July 2, 2017

The NCG Development Co+operative is pleased to announce that it has loaned $9,350,000 of the $10 million dollars made available to retail food co-ops in its charter loan fund!

190 May-June 2017 July 1, 2017

The March 2017 Up & Coming food co-op conference featured larger-than-ever attendance and a training program of increased depth and breadth.

190 May-June 2017 July 1, 2017

Whenever cooperators congregate, it’s a gathering of the tribe that generates the joy of mutual recognition. Such was the case at the 2017 Up & Coming food co-op conference.

190 May-June 2017 July 1, 2017

What do you love most about your new co-op? Since December 2016, I’ve been asking this question quite a bit of my fellow member-owners. The answers are becoming quite predictable: 

190 May-June 2017 July 1, 2017

Co-op boards and marketing teams can be like two ships passing in the night. 

July 1, 2017

In 2015, Food Co-op Initiative (FCI) became aware of a pattern: The strongest developing food co-ops we worked with also tended to be some of the best-branded ones.

190 May-June 2017 June 30, 2017

Where do you go when you have a question related to your job at your co-op that your co-worker, owners, or board are unable answer?

190 May-June 2017 June 30, 2017

Keeping it fresh: a vibrant and fresh produce department is a key part of most natural food cooperatives, and a positive produce experience is the primary reason given by shoppers

190 May-June 2017 June 30, 2017

The NCG Development Co+operative is pleased to announce that it has loaned $9,350,000 of the $10 million dollars made available to retail food co-ops in its charter loan fund!

190 May-June 2017 June 23, 2017

Where do you go when you have a question related to your job at your co-op that your co-worker, owners, or board are unable answer?

June 23, 2017

Cooperatives when at their best show resiliency by enhancing member services through diverse tactics and forms of collaboration.

190 May-June 2017 June 23, 2017

A summary of labor unions and food co-ops, with reference to the current situation at Seward Co-op, appears in the current issue of the Minneapolis neighborhood paper,

Endcap Articles June 21, 2017

Ever want to know a bit more about co-ops in the United Kingdom? An annual summary of these co-ops is now available: http://bit.ly/2t2D0H3.

Endcap Articles June 20, 2017

Cate Hardy, the CEO of the Seattle area's leading food co-op, PCC Natural Markets, comments in a recent newspaper report that they are already very familiar with competition from Whole Foods and Am

Endcap Articles June 17, 2017

The Lawrence, Kansas food co-op in mid-May announced its plans for summer 2017 construction of a major solar power installation—what will be the largest one in town.

Endcap Articles May 16, 2017