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Crossroads Cooperative Summit 2016 with Caitlin Quigley Saturday, October 22

The heart of the co-op beats with its service to community. Cooperatives from across the country will share experiences of how their cooperatives fulfill Principle 7—support for their communities. 

Registration is now open for the ICDC Crossroads Cooperative Summit, November 3, 2016, in Indianapolis. The annual CCS is an exciting opportunity to network with fellow cooperators. 

Register for the Crossroads Cooperative Summit

Grocery Manager Friday, October 21

The South Store Grocery Department is looking for a dependable and motivated individual with a positive attitude to lead the grocery team. The ideal candidate will have previous grocery management experience, strong communication skills and an excellent proven ability for problem solving and delegation. The ideal candidate will have the ability to develop, train and lead their team to achieve established department goals. A background in natural foods is preferred.

Grocery Manager Friday, October 21
The First Alternative Co-op South store grocery department is looking for a dependable and motivated individual with a positive attitude to lead the grocery team.
The deadline for applications has been extended to October 31, 2016. Those selected for interviews will be contacted in early November. 
New Leadership, New Challenges for Whole Foods Co-op Thursday, October 20

When Sharon Murphy was cleaning out the tiny produce display at a former Whole Foods Co-op location in 1993, she found a sign that today might seem shocking: organic tomatoes, $10.99 a pound.

"But they sold," said Murphy, who has been the co-op's general manager since 1988. "For a long time we were the only place to get organic produce. Now organics are in every grocery store, Wal-Mart and Target."

Which leaves a whole new mission for the co-op's' second general manager: Reinvention.

"Being a natural grocer isn't enough anymore," Murphy said.

General Manager Wednesday, October 19

Position: General Manager

Status:  FT, Manager, At-will, Salaried

Reports to:  Board of Directors

To apply: Visit website for a complete job description

Apply by November 30th, 2016 

General Manager Wednesday, October 19

Kensington Community Food Co-op (KCFC) is hiring its first General Manager!

KCFC is a startup retail food cooperative seeking an experienced, dynamic leader to be our General Manager (GM). The GM will report to the Board of Directors and will be responsible for the overall operations of a retail grocery store and a cafe equipped with a liquor license. The initial responsibilities will focus on preparations for the Co-op’s grand opening and creating a diverse customer base capable of supporting the projected first year sales of $1.5 million.

Co-op Members Weigh Merger Vote Monday, October 17

Thousands of co-op members are voting this month to decide whether bigger is better. Three Minneapolis co-ops — Wedge, Eastside and Linden Hills — are proposing a merger to form a single cooperative with bigger profits and more efficient buying power.

The issue has some Eastside board members running for reelection this fall under a platform opposing consolidation. Opponents say the merger would corporatize their co-op, a place where profits shouldn’t be a driving force. Some have picketed outside The Wedge, holding signs with slogans like: “Why put all our eggs in one basket?”

Gardiner Food Co-op to Screen ‘Food For Change’ October 18 Monday, October 17

The Gardiner Food Co-op will screen “Food For Change” at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 18, at Johnson Hall Performing Arts Center, 280 Water St., Gardiner.

October is National Co-op Month. Food co-ops in 40 cities are bringing their story to the American public in a 82-minute documentary that tells the story of the cooperative movement in the United States in a way that is both entertaining and informative, according to a news release from the Gardiner co-op.

Effingham Hears Benefits of Proposed Food Cooperative Monday, October 17

Egg and cattle producer Paula Rohwedder of rural Altamont was among the approximately 40 people who attended a meeting this week about organizing a local food cooperative, which she thinks might create bigger market for her free-range eggs.

"If a co-op would be established here, we would have a place for our eggs to go," she said.

Connie Nosbisch, who also attended the meeting, might be one of her customers at the co-op.

"I believe in supporting local farms," said Nosbisch, of Effingham. "It would be nice for them to have a place to sell."

Cooperatives and People of Color Saturday, October 22

A reception was held at the Kheprw Institute in Indianapolis after the close of the ICDC Conference "Cooperatives and People of Color," held at the Indiana Farm Bureau on October 20, 2016. Speakers at the conference included Co-op Hall of Fame inductee Jessica Gordon Nembhard, who was an honored guest at the reception.

Crossroads Cooperative Summit 2016 with Kaeleigh Barker Sunday, October 16

The 2016 Crossroads Cooperative Summit will take place on Friday, November 3, in Indianapolis, with guest speaker Kaeleigh Barker. Registration is now open for this annual co-op gathering.

Store Manager Thursday, October 20


Human Resources Manager Thursday, October 13

BriarPatch Co-op in Grass Valley, California, is seeking an experienced, enthusiastic leader to join our team as the Human Resources Manager at our growing natural foods market.  The Human Resources Manager provides direct leadership in all human resource activities including employment, employee relations, safety, workers’ compensation, benefits administration, compensation, recruitment and training and development.  

Regional Deli and Bakery Retail Specialist Wednesday, October 12

Deli managers and food service directors: Do you have a passion for natural, organic, and sustainable food? Are you skilled at deli and bakery merchandising, operations, and retail execution? How would you like to get paid to travel and provide retail support and development to independent, community-owned businesses?

Startup General Manager Wednesday, October 5
Prepared Foods Manager Wednesday, October 5

Seeking Prepared Foods Manager for our Growing Co-op

Looking for a change? Do you want a professional leadership position with great people, reasonable hours, and an excellent benefit package? Middlebury Natural Foods Co-op is seeking a Prepared Foods Manager to grow with us. We are seeking an exceptional leader for our Prepared Foods Team.

Michael Pollan on Why Big Food is Winning Sunday, October 23

Why has the good movement accomplished so little against Big Food in various campaigns to regulate and restrict the damage to the health of humans, animals, soil, and water by a system dominated by commodity production and giant corporations? 

IT Systems Support Specialist Friday, September 30

Seward Community Co-op

Systems Support Specialist

Purpose: The Systems Support Specialist provides outstanding service to the Seward Co-op by providing technical support and assists the IT department by efficiently troubleshooting, solving, or escalating technology issues. The Systems Support Specialist leads new-hire trainings and orientations, performs administrative duties for the IT department, and assists IT coworkers on a wide range of projects and tasks.

Grocery Manager Friday, September 30

The Keweenaw Co-op in Hancock, Michigan’s Upper Peninsula, seeks an experienced Grocery Manager to lead our Center Store Team. Select and obtain products. Coordinate the efficient flow of goods from suppliers to shelves. Create an excellently merchandized and accurately priced center store, with a product mix that meets customer needs, our purchasing guidelines, and our financial bottom-line. Meet objectives for sales, margin, labor and customer service. Serve on the Co-op’s Management Team. Previous experience required.

Purchasing Operations Senior Manager Friday, September 30

Attention numbers-geeks, organizers, planners, detail-oriented administrators, and project managers:  Would you like to apply your knack for detail and desire to create order, systems, and processes to supporting a dynamic team of business managers that supports socially responsible, independent, and community-owned grocery stores?