Robynn Shrader

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Robynn Shrader
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National Cooperative Grocers Association

Robynn Shrader is CEO of the National Cooperative Grocers Association.

Author's Articles

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Members of the sustainable food movement are furious and, frankly, we have a right to be.

153 March - April - 2011 March 17, 2011

I recently had an opportunity to represent food co-ops at a forum for Social Justice in Agriculture, along with representatives from organizations representing farm workers, fair-trade initiatives,

116 January - February - 2005 January 21, 2009

The Harvey v.

118 May - June - 2005 January 21, 2009

Glancing back at articles in Cooperative Grocer magazine a year ago, I’m struck by how much has changed in just one year since the official reorganization of the former CGA

120 September - October - 2005 January 21, 2009

The National Cooperative Grocers Association (NCGA) ended 2005 with—what else—lots of change! This seems to be our organizational hallmark.

123 March - April - 2006 January 20, 2009

For the National Cooperative Grocers Association, the first half of 2007 marks the end of the three-year transition outlined in the “Circle of We” Reorganization Plan approved by regional

129 march - april - 2007 January 20, 2009

Organic farmers, consumers and processors all have a direct stake in the outcome of the 2008 Farm Bill.

136 may - june - 2008 January 19, 2009

 

12 Month Sales Totals Through 6/30/01 Column Chart
099 March - April - 2002 October 15, 2007

On May 4, at a special meeting of the National Cooperative Grocers Association (NCGA) membership, the membership directed management to proceed with the reorganization as detailed in the reorganiza

113 July - August - 2004 August 26, 2004

In 2004 the National Cooperative Grocers Association (NCGA) joined the National Organic Coalition to ensure that the provisions of the Organic Food Production Act of 1990 are fully implemented and

112 May - June - 2004 June 2, 2004

The National Cooperative Grocers Association (NCGA) proudly joins the Organic Trade Association this year as a Leadership Circle investor to the 2004 Annual Fund Campaign.

111 March - April - 2004 March 16, 2004

By Robynn Shrader

088 May - June - 2000 January 8, 2004

There is no shortage of ideas or opportunities for collaboration among co-ops, and as the list continues to grow we are faced with the reality of structure.

094 May - June - 2001 January 8, 2004

Don't Buy That New POS System Just Yet!

By Robynn Shrader

097 November - December - 2001 January 8, 2004

Imagine sitting down at your desk after your co-op's busiest sales day of the week, then pointing and clicking your way to reports that illustrate the products and departments that

096 September - October - 2001 January 8, 2004

092 January - February - 2001 January 8, 2004

Last time I briefly mentioned the cultural shift required for us to work together with effectiveness and accountability.

100 May - June - 2002 January 7, 2004

News of the proposed acquisition of Blooming Prairie Cooperative Warehouse by United Natural Foods, Inc. has evoked many different reactions throughout the food co-op community.

102 September - October - 2002 January 7, 2004

098 January - February - 2002 January 7, 2004

We're pleased and excited to announce that at its October 20 meeting the board of directors of the National Cooperative Grocers Association (NCGA) approved the ac

103 November - December - 2002 January 7, 2004