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

I briefly interviewed Don McLemore in late November, two months after his hiring as the CEO of the National Cooperative Grocers Association (NCGA).

116 January - February - 2005 January 21, 2009

In their efforts to grow and govern democratic businesses, food co-op boards of directors need to look both inward and outward.

116 January - February - 2005 January 21, 2009

“Listen up! We’ve got a problem here.”

117 March - April - 2005 January 21, 2009

A well-known joke warns, “If you don’t know where you’re going, you might not get there!” If a cooperative does not have its purpose clearly identified and well supported in practice, that purpose

118 May - June - 2005 January 21, 2009

This edition’s annual survey of food co-op performance highlights largely healthy operations and continuing strong sales growth among these community-based businesses.

119 July - August - 2005 January 21, 2009

This edition completes 20 years of Cooperative Grocer, an event that is of small significance but which prompts my gratitude: for work, service, and relations of solidarity with so many fine

120 September - October - 2005 January 21, 2009

In late September, nearly 100 co-op managers and organizational staff held sessions for the National Cooperative Grocers Association (NCGA).

121 November - December - 2005 January 21, 2009

Organic agriculture faces a bigger threat than the potential for weakened standards on ingredients: contamination from genetically engineered crops.

122 January - February - 2006 January 20, 2009

Food co-ops have been key to reshaping the food economy in North America.

123 March - April - 2006 January 20, 2009

This edition’s report on general manager compensation provides some striking data highlighting food cooperative practices.

124 May - June - 2006 January 20, 2009

Gathered in Atlanta for the annual Consumer Cooperative Management Association (CCMA) conference, over 400 managers, staff, board members, trainers, and other allies from

125 July - August - 2006 January 20, 2009

This mid-year edition is highlighted by annual reports on food co-op practice and prospects.

125 July - August - 2006 January 20, 2009

At this year’s food co-op leadership conference, Bernice Johnson Reagon spoke movingly about holding steady by centering yourself around values.

126 September - October - 2006 January 20, 2009

Is your cooperative selling local salad greens and prominently telling people about it?

127 November - December - 2006 January 20, 2009

For a business or household, disaster preparation is more than a necessary form of planning or insurance.

128 January - February - 2007 January 20, 2009

Cooperative capital: the very words cause the eyes of some co-op members to glaze over with disinterest or even distrust. Why? It’s not merely aversion to numbers or money.

129 march - april - 2007 January 20, 2009

Each year in late February in LaCrosse, Wisconsin the largest U.S.

130 May - June - 2007 January 20, 2009

Sustainability: a traditional concept of recent coinage.

130 May - June - 2007 January 20, 2009

Part 1: Milestones and Mission

131 July - August - 2007 January 19, 2009

Part 1: Building on what we have

132 September - October - 2007 January 19, 2009