144 September - October - 2009

Issue Number: 
144
Issue Months: 
September - October
Issue Year: 
2 009

Issue's Articles

Title Issue Date

Although cooperatives have pioneered in building organics and local food production, we have a long way to go before we’ll know what a sustainable food system looks like.

144 September - October - 2009 January 5, 2010

KEY POINTS: *Buying local is very important, primarily for reinforcing the local economy.

144 September - October - 2009 October 10, 2009

Mississippi Market, St. Paul’s premier natural and organic food cooperative with more than 9,000 member-owners, opened a new store at in St. Paul, Minn., on Thursday, July 16.

144 September - October - 2009 September 24, 2009

About 20 years ago, the fair trade movement took root in consumer food cooperatives around the country, primarily through the introduction of fair trade coffee.

144 September - October - 2009 September 24, 2009

Past issues of Cooperative Grocer have reported the growing movement for Domestic Fair Trade.

144 September - October - 2009 September 24, 2009

One of the ways retail businesses define themselves is by what they choose to sell.

144 September - October - 2009 September 22, 2009

When we look at the future for the co-op, what do we see and how do we express it?

144 September - October - 2009 September 22, 2009

Imagine yourself opening a new grocery store. You and your family and a couple of close friends have double-mortgaged your homes and the dream of owning your own store is about to happen.

144 September - October - 2009 September 22, 2009

Ivano Berberini, president of the International Co-operative Alliance (ICA), passed away on May 6, 2009 after a long illness.

144 September - October - 2009 September 22, 2009

For 26 years PCC Natural Markets has offered shoppers the opportunity to learn about the natural foods sold by the Seattle-based co-op through its PCC

144 September - October - 2009 September 22, 2009

As the Obama administration undertakes the process of reforming our health care system, a critical piece of the puzzle will be to expand coverage among small businesses and their employees.

144 September - October - 2009 September 22, 2009

Organic has received a lot of bad press lately, from the Senate investigation on liquid nitrogen fertilizers to a Washington Post article questioning the “purity” of the organic label, published on

144 September - October - 2009 September 22, 2009