David Thompson

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David Thompson
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Twin Pines Cooperative Foundation

David Thompson is the author of Weavers of Dreams, co-author of Cooperation Works and Cooperative Business in the USA and President of Twin Pines Cooperative Foundation.

Author's Articles

Title Issue Date

What was the largest consumer cooperative in the world, the U.K. Co-operative Group, has lately been in trouble, and things look bleak for its offshoot bank.

183 Mar-Apr 2016 March 28, 2016

There is much to be thankful for in the world of food cooperatives.

182 January-February 2016 February 5, 2016

Twin Pines Cooperative Foundation (TPCF), founded in late 1964, is in its 50th year. TPCF sponsors the locally directed Cooperative Community Fund (CCF) program.

173 July - August 2014 August 25, 2014

It was a small cooperative store on a little-known island off the coast of South Carolina.

170 January - February 2014 February 6, 2014

When the president of the United Nations General Assembly invited Dame Pauline Green to come to the iconic green marble podium, a billion proud cooperators walked with her.

158 January - February - 2012 January 18, 2012

The largest single farmer in Britain is The Co-operative Farms, a subsidiary of The Co-operative Group. They farm 55,000 acres at 15 locations throughout England and Scotland.

154 May - June - 2011 April 25, 2011

The COOP group of retailers in Italy is the largest and fastest growing co-op sector in Europe. For U.S.

121 November - December - 2005 January 21, 2009

The face of Britain’s consumer cooperatives has changed dramatically over the past decade. A once shrinking sector is on the move.

127 November - December - 2006 January 20, 2009
140 January - February - 2009 January 18, 2009
138 September - October - 2008 December 27, 2008

Of the “cooperative commonwealths” in the world there is none so prevalent in a nation’s daily life as the cooperatives of Japan.

135 March - April - 2008 April 22, 2008

A new millennium started when the clock struck midnight in Greenwich, England on December 31, 1999.

115 November - December - 2004 February 11, 2005

For the coming year we have high hopes for the growth of the Cooperative Community Fund program. Looking ahead, here are the results that we anticipate:

114 September - October - 2004 October 21, 2004

The Davis Food Co-op is having the best year in its 17 year history.

022 April - June - 1989 January 9, 2004

When Cesar Chavez died on April 23, 1993 the cooperative movement lost one of its great believers.

047 July - August - 1993 January 9, 2004

The Davis Food Co-op capital plan is one that has developed step by step over the past eight years. It is not perfect, and were we starting from scratch might not be today's choice.

048 September - October - 1993 January 9, 2004

The co-op on Toad Lane was legally registered as the Rochdale Equitable Pioneers on October 24,1844, hence our reason for celebrating Co-op Month in October.

053 July - August - 1994 January 9, 2004

By David Thompson

What if an article in Cooperative Grocer a decade from now began with the following?

089 July - August - 2000 January 8, 2004

"If we are not economically efficient we cannot be socially effective."

097 November - December - 2001 January 8, 2004

The Cooperative Community Fund Program, sponsored by the Twin Pines Cooperative Foundation is accepting applications for its 2001 grant cycle.

096 September - October - 2001 January 8, 2004