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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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

As before, recognition of changed conditions and thinking outside the co-op is needed. Concerning the economic breakdown, it’s likely you ain’t seen nothing yet.

139 November - December - 2008 December 27, 2008

From rural Indiana to Japan, from Indonesia to Puget Sound, cooperatives are providing answers and a way forward in an environment of increasing challenges.

135 March - April - 2008 April 24, 2008

As editor, it’s a pleasure to review some of the good news contained in the magazine, and that is what “The Editor Notes” column on page 3 will do.

135 March - April - 2008 April 22, 2008

Chicago’s Co-op Markets, known historically as Hyde Park Co-op, closed in late January 2008 after operating since 1932.

135 March - April - 2008 April 22, 2008

In mid-April the Blooming Prairie Foundation announced the recipients of its 2006 grants.

124 May - June - 2006 August 9, 2006

We are pleased to present the new Retail Operations Survey, which reports double digit growth in co-op sales during the past year, along with higher than ever gross margins.

089 July - August - 2000 May 31, 2006

Cooperative Grocer 2000 Retail Operations Survey

Statistical Summary of Income Statement, Balance Sheet, and Ratios

SMALL
095 July - August - 2001 May 31, 2006

How are we preparing for a difficult future?

121 November - December - 2005 March 28, 2006

The theme of cooperatives’ contributions to their communities is a well chosen one for activities promoting cooperatives—for more, see p. 12.

114 September - October - 2004 March 28, 2006

A new food co-op and two recovered ones are each reason to celebrate, and they make for good news in this edition of Cooperative Grocer.

111 March - April - 2004 March 28, 2006

“Under construction” assumes multiple meanings when one is immersed in a project.

112 May - June - 2004 March 28, 2006

The annual food co-op conference provides important opportunities for recognizing achievements and inspiring more.

113 July - August - 2004 March 28, 2006