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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Reviewing a year that has gone by as quickly as this one has shouldn't require more than a few paragraphs!

061 November - December - 1995 January 9, 2004

Three different generations gaps can be seen in this edition: First, the annual Retail Operations Survey notes strong growth by many co-ops -- but also an inability to generate new

059 July - August - 1995 January 9, 2004

The World of Food Co-ops: Powerful results can be achieved, as the previous edition's report on Co-op Atlantic shows, by a cooperative food system that is embedded

057 March - April - 1995 January 9, 2004

Themes from this edition on co-op managers, their boards of directors, and co-op members:

067 November - December - 1996 January 9, 2004

Milwaukee in May: over three hundred managers, directors, and others often seen in co-ops were seen here for over three thousand minutes.

065 July - August - 1996 January 9, 2004

Myths die hard, and so do member discounts.

063 March - April - 1996 January 9, 2004

Themes linking this edition's feature co-op and the results
from our annual survey:

065 July - August - 1996 January 9, 2004

 

066 September - October - 1996 January 9, 2004

At the Consumer Cooperative Management Association (CCMA) conference held in May, the theme was "two-stepping between evolution and extinction" -- highlighting food co-ops' need to

071 July - August - 1997 January 9, 2004

This year's co-op conference gave an unusual "milestone" award by recognizing a generation of food co-ops: ones that have recently reached age twenty-five.

071 July - August - 1997 January 9, 2004

My previous column discussed our need to recognize a cooperative as something larger and more enduring than our individual stake in it, greater also than the sum of present members'

069 March - April - 1997 January 9, 2004

Readers have responded positively to recent editorials on social capital. In this column I will review our co-op mission, the treatment of capital, and other co-op practices.

070 May - June - 1997 January 9, 2004

 

077 July - August - 1998 January 9, 2004

Results of the Retail Operations Survey once again show strong growth and profitability by most food co-ops during the past year.

077 July - August - 1998 January 9, 2004

Thanks to Rick Stewart and Frontier Natural Products Co-op, I just spent a week in Peru, where Frontier and an allied local group, the Institute for Sustainable Agriculture in the T

078 September - October - 1998 January 9, 2004

There is so much good news to report, in addition to what appears in this edition, that many of the stories will have to wait. For example: new co-op stores!

083 July - August - 1999 January 8, 2004

If the road to hell is paved with good intentions, that common observation remains a difficult cautionary lesson for many people.

080 January - February - 1999 January 8, 2004

Readers may recall my report and editorial following a trip to Peru last year (CG #78, Sept-Oct. 1998).

084 September - October - 1999 January 8, 2004

Here is another "big picture" edition, after the previous one's annual survey report.

090 September - October - 2000 January 8, 2004

The results from this edition's Retail Operations Survey plus reports from the recent Consumer Cooperative Management Association (CCMA) conference provide many strong indicators of food co-op heal

089 July - August - 2000 January 8, 2004