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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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

Blooming Prairie Foundation announced in June the recipients of its 2005 grant awards. This is the first year that the foundation has awarded grants, which totaled over $250,000.

120 September - October - 2005 December 5, 2005