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

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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

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