Dave Gutknecht

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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

Results of the Retail Operations Survey once again show strong growth and profitability by most food co-ops during the past year.

077 July - August - 1998 January 9, 2004

Thanks to Rick Stewart and Frontier Natural Products Co-op, I just spent a week in Peru, where Frontier and an allied local group, the Institute for Sustainable Agriculture in the T

078 September - October - 1998 January 9, 2004

There is so much good news to report, in addition to what appears in this edition, that many of the stories will have to wait. For example: new co-op stores!

083 July - August - 1999 January 8, 2004

If the road to hell is paved with good intentions, that common observation remains a difficult cautionary lesson for many people.

080 January - February - 1999 January 8, 2004

Readers may recall my report and editorial following a trip to Peru last year (CG #78, Sept-Oct. 1998).

084 September - October - 1999 January 8, 2004

Here is another "big picture" edition, after the previous one's annual survey report.

090 September - October - 2000 January 8, 2004

The results from this edition's Retail Operations Survey plus reports from the recent Consumer Cooperative Management Association (CCMA) conference provide many strong indicators of food co-op heal

089 July - August - 2000 January 8, 2004

Co-op solutions

091 November - December - 2000 January 8, 2004

1999: Hanover Co-op -- Harvest Partners Garden
2000: PCC Natural Markets -- Farmland Fund

091 November - December - 2000 January 8, 2004

095 July - August - 2001 January 8, 2004

093 March - April - 2001 January 8, 2004

096 September - October - 2001 January 8, 2004

This is the first of an annual Cooperative Grocer Human Resources Survey report. The survey is designed to help co-ops evaluate their HR and compensation practices.

093 March - April - 2001 January 8, 2004

Crisis, or a crisis atmosphere, can be used to advance agendas and strategies that are not necessarily directly tied to those in the headlines.

097 November - December - 2001 January 8, 2004

Acknowledgments

092 January - February - 2001 January 8, 2004

This edition's Retail Operations Survey provides an improved data base from which to measure co-op performance. The results? Co-ops numbers are good but are declining.

095 July - August - 2001 January 8, 2004
 

 

095 July - August - 2001 January 8, 2004

Education, as noted in my previous editorial, is key to sustaining a leading position in our competitive market -- education supported by example and an inspiring vision.

094 May - June - 2001 January 7, 2004

Food co-op trends reached a remarkable turning point this summer in scenarios that accelerated the decline of cooperatively owned distributors and underscored the crucial role that boards of direct

102 September - October - 2002 January 7, 2004

Better co-op stores and stronger regional and national co-op associations are gratifying results based on years of groundwork.

099 March - April - 2002 January 7, 2004