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

Are cooperatives ready for new challenges? They are receiving greater attention as a democratic means for addressing social and economic needs—and those needs are growing.

146 January - February - 2010 January 5, 2010

On November 18, dotCoop, the sponsor of the .coop domain name, announced its first Global Awards for Cooperative Excellence.

146 January - February - 2010 December 31, 2009

Workplace democracy and worker-owned cooperatives are strongly recommended in Michael Moore’s latest documentary, “Capitalism: A Love Story.” One such business, Alvarado Street Bakery, is highlight

145 November - December - 2009 November 19, 2009

In September, the cause of extending organic certification standards to personal care items—soaps, lotions, and the like—got a significant boost from the Certification, Accreditation, and Complianc

145 November - December - 2009 November 18, 2009

KEY POINTS: *Buying local is very important, primarily for reinforcing the local economy.

144 September - October - 2009 October 10, 2009
143 July - August - 2009 October 6, 2009
142 May - June - 2009 September 1, 2009
143 July - August - 2009 July 2, 2009
142 May - June - 2009 May 20, 2009
141 March - April - 2009 March 20, 2009
137 July - August - 2008 March 18, 2009

In Part 1, "Turning Points and Lessons," I discussed the decline of two major cooperatives -- the Consumers Cooperative of Berkeley (C.C.B.) stores and DANCe (Distributing Alliance of the Northcoun

019 October - November - 1988 January 31, 2009

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