Dave Gutknecht

Dave Gutknecht
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Dave Gutknecht has been editor of Cooperative Grocer magazine since its founding in 1985.

Author's Articles

Title Issue Date

Outstanding food co-ops and co-op leaders were awarded recognition at the June 2016 CCMA (Consumer Cooperative Management Association) conference in Amherst, Mass.

Endcap Articles June 28, 2016

Hurrah for North Dakota voters, who on June 14 voted in a statewide referendum on the issue of whether non-family corporations could buy up farmland in their state.

Endcap Articles June 18, 2016

Preventing Vitamin A deficiency and blindness in Third World circumstances has become a compassionate hook for dependence on transnational corporate domination of agriculture.

June 9, 2016

Food co-ops face strong challenges to their market position and more than ever need to differentiate the co-op in a crowded marketplace.

184 May-June 2016 June 2, 2016

Small towns face formidable challenges in retaining grocery stores, and their communities suffer and decline when the last local food store closes.Yet replacing unprofitable small stores with a co-

Endcap Articles May 31, 2016

The Food and Drug Administration just announced new food label requirements that will for the first time show the “added sugars” found in the majority of all grocery items—including those at natura

Endcap Articles May 22, 2016

There is a world of cooperatives out there, inevitably full of both potential and problems.

183 Mar-Apr 2016 March 28, 2016

The dream of a united co-operative system spanning the chain from farmers to consumers has come to an end.” The recent closing of Co-op Atlantic operations signaled the end of a major co-op federat

182 January-February 2016 February 5, 2016

Got capital? Few topics are as persistent in co-op history. How will the co-op finance improved assets and services that will attract and retain owners?

182 January-February 2016 February 5, 2016
181 Nov-Dec 2015 December 2, 2015

Cuba is opening not only to more visitors but also to more cooperatives.Its food economy is shifting from centralized practices of the past to rapid cooperative development. 

180 Sept-Oct 2015 November 4, 2015

The market outlook for cooperatives specializing in organic, fresh, and local is more challenging than at any time in the past few decades.

179 July-August 2015 September 3, 2015

How will food co-ops differentiate themselves? How will they become more inclusive?

179 July-August 2015 September 3, 2015

Despite a very competitive market, new food co-ops continue to surge, with several new co-ops opening each year.

178 May-June 2015 May 27, 2015

Food co-ops today operate with both increased competition and increased collaboration.

177 March-April 2015 May 27, 2015

At the heart of our cooperatives is growth of services through communities of owners, employees, suppliers, and allies.

176 January-February 2015 February 12, 2015

In October, the world witnessed the International Climate Summit in New York City, sponsored by the United Nations, and an International Summit of Cooperatives in Quebec, sponsored by the Internati

175 November-December 2014 December 24, 2014

The Sustainable Food Trade Association continues its work to advance sustainability and transparency in the organic food industry.

December 17, 2014

To be unconcerned about sustainability and whether current practices can long endure, you would need to be Rip Van Winkle—suddenly awakened after 40 years by the rumbling, not of tenpins but of ear

174 September-October 2014 November 19, 2014

The annual food co-op milestones summary is presented at the CCMA (Consumer Cooperative Management Association) conference and reported in these pages.

173 July - August 2014 August 25, 2014