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

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

I recently read Heat, by George Monbiot, an outstanding British journalist who explores what it will take for modern society to reduce its carbon emissions to a fraction of present levels

133 November - December - 2007 January 19, 2009

Listen up! Year 2008 is going to be a difficult one, for reasons I have touched on in recent editions.

134 Jan - Feb - 2008 January 19, 2009

In Minneapolis, within a period of a few weeks, North Country Co-op announced that it would be closing up shop after 37 years, while Seward Co-op-born in the same early 1970s era-held a groundbreak

134 Jan - Feb - 2008 January 19, 2009

Two articles in this edition comprise the cover theme of components and key challenges in food co-op membership systems.

136 may - june - 2008 January 19, 2009

This edition’s contents illustrate different angles on a fundamental aspect of today’s economic environment: grocery retailers cannot plan to stay in place if they plan to stay in business.

137 July - August - 2008 January 19, 2009
140 January - February - 2009 January 18, 2009
138 September - October - 2008 December 27, 2008

Can food cooperatives better serve communities and thrive in a declining economy? What growth strategies will work to significantly expand co-op market share?

138 September - October - 2008 December 27, 2008