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General Manager Thursday, October 8

The Concord Food Co-op is a natural foods grocery store, bakery, and café located in Concord and New London, New Hampshire and is seeking a comunity focused leader for General Manager. What began as a humble buying club more than 30 years ago has grown into one of the most successful natural food co-ops in the State. With a true community focus, the Co-op stocks its shelves with delicious foods from hundreds of local and regional farms and producers and offers free and low-cost wellness programs and food events that attract thousands of attendees annually.

Take Ownership During Co-op Month October 2015 Thursday, October 8

When it comes to “buying local,” co-ops wrote the book. That’s because cooperatives are homegrown by everyday people who join together to solve a problem or meet a need. Did you know the co-ops in your community are owned and democratically controlled by people just like you?

Cooperatives are part of America’s do-it-yourself tradition. With a proven track record, cooperatives are everywhere, in every industry, including credit unions, farmer co-ops, energy co-ops, food co-ops, and more!

Viroqua Food Co-op GM wins county Friends of the Cooperative award Thursday, October 8

The Vernon County Dairy Promotion Committee and the Vernon County Cooperative Association will be holding their annual Dairy Gala at the Viroqua VFW, Thursday, Oct. 15.

Last year, approximately 100 people attended the event, which highlights the importance of the dairy industry and the effectiveness of member-owned cooperatives to the economic strength of an area.

Bemidji Food Co-op gives Objibwe a big boozhoo Thursday, October 8

by Lee Egerstrom

The Circle: Native American New and Arts

Photo above: Harmony Co-op general manager Colleen Bakken shows locally harvested and processed manoomin (wild rice) to Michael Meuers, a founder of the 10-year-old Bemidji Ojibwe Language Project. Harmony Co-op was an early and continuing participant in Bemidji's dual signage program. Photo courtesy of Shared Vision, Bemidji

Center Store Manager Thursday, October 8


FULL TIME: EXEMPT POSITION                                                      

SALARY RANGE: $31,000 - $44,000

Deli Manager Tuesday, October 6

If you don't like to have fun, this is not the job for you.

New Orleans is a fun and exciting place to live and New Orleans Food Co-op is a reflection of the personality of this great city. Our Owners and staff are a direct representation of the financial, racial and social diversity of our community making for a unique, challenging and magical place to work. 

The Leader: Dealing with a Downturn Tuesday, October 6

The Fall 2015 issue of The Leader is available. Highly recommended for those co-op readers not already familiar with it, The Leader is a quarterly online study guide, a shared resource sponsored by National Co+op Grocers and available to all. The new issue, with comments by general managers and former board chairs, focuses on “Dealing with a Downturn.” Here’s an easy link on the present site to The

Produce Manager Monday, October 5

Rising Tide Community Market is seeking a Produce Manager. The ideal candidate is creative, responsible, and is a good communicator. This individual is responsible for all aspects of department operations including profitability, inventory control, buying, merchandising, and leading staff. The Produce Manager works directly with local farmers and national distributors.

Marketing & Outreach Coordinator Monday, October 5

Rising Tide Community Market is seeking a Marketing and Outreach Coordinator to lead in-store branding initiatives, promote our co-op’s values in the community, and to manage our advertising and educational components. The ideal candidate is a self-starter, a proponent of cooperative values, and is able to work collaboratively as well as independently. This individual works with our membership and the department managers and must be able to see the bigger picture while paying attention to details.

General Manager Monday, October 5

Bloomingfoods Cooperative Grocery seeks applications for a general manager.  We operate 4 retail locations and a commissary.  Bloomingfoods opened in 1976 as a member-owned business based on the cooperative principles. We have over $22 million in sales, 230 staff members, and over 10,000 owner-members.

Deli Manager Monday, October 5
Food Service Manager Monday, October 5
Office Sunday, October 4
Gravity Bulk Bins Monday, September 21

Why pay a fortune for new bins when you can get gently used ones for a fraction of the cost?

Hello Guardians of the CGN Galaxy! Thursday, October 1

I wanted to let you know something cool about the new site. I've said it before, but it takes some getting used to, as you play with the site (please do!) and share stuff. 

You know how CGN has long had a Library? Remember, way back before Pinterest and Instagram and all that good social media brouhaha, how you used to upload images and documents to the old CGN site, back in the day? I remember adding lots of photos of the Garden Center at Bloomingfoods, where I was the Marketing Manager at the time. Someone had asked: Do any co-ops out there sell plants for the garden? 

NCG Resource Manuals (toolboxes) Tuesday, September 29

Note: Only food co-ops may purchase these resources.

National Co+op Grocers (NCG) is pleased to offer a series of “toolbox” manuals to provide guidance and best practices in various specific topic areas. Some of the manuals were originally published by the Northcountry Cooperative Development Fund (with funding support from NCB Capital Impact). NCG is updating previously published titles and will also be developing new manuals.

How to Start a Food Co-op Monday, September 28

Overview and reports on recent startups

Today there are over 200 food co-op startup groups across the U.S. – more than there have been since the 1970s – and in recent times ten or more new co-op stores have opened each year.  These organizing efforts are extremely diverse in their aims and methods and circumstances – there is no one size that fits all. 

LEADer #28 - 2015 Summer Monday, September 28

Co-op Succession Planning

Listen up! It's as inevitable as the start of a new fiscal year. Our entire food co-op system is facing a wave of top management turnover in the next five to ten years and the board must start planning and preparing for this now! Your co-op's GM may be getting ready to retire. Or your co-0p's GM may be attracted to move to another co-op after a long-term GM retires. Now is the time to start preparing. Don't put this off!

LEADer #29 - 2015 Fall Wednesday, September 30

Dealing with a Downturn

We hope it never happens to your co-op. But downturns do happen, especially when the co-op is growing and doing its best to serve an expanding membership. Yet fear of things not working perfectly as planned is also not a good way to operate.

General Manager Thursday, September 24

General Manager

Greater Manchester Food Co­op, Manchester, NH