155 July - August - 2011

Issue Number: 
155
Issue Months: 
July-August
Issue Year: 
2 011

Issue's Articles

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Every so often a question will be put forth among co-ops that, in its simplified version, asks something like this: “Does your co-op support farmers markets and community-supported agriculture (CSA

155 July - August - 2011 August 28, 2011

When you are evaluating a natural food co-op store location, there are a number of characteristics that can add to, or detract from, the store’s ability to generate sales.

155 July - August - 2011 August 28, 2011

A record 100 attendees representing 66 food co-ops from across the nation convened in Minneapolis, Minn., May 4–5 for the National Cooperative Grocer Association’s (NCGA) annual Marketing Matters c

155 July - August - 2011 August 28, 2011

The annual award for Cooperative Service went to Amber and Nicole Sallaberry of Reno, Nev., and the Cooperative Excellence Award went to Seward Co-op in Minneapolis, Minn.

155 July - August - 2011 August 28, 2011

High spirits and stimulating conversations marked the 55th annual Consumer Cooperative Management Association (CCMA) conference in San Diego June 16–18.

155 July - August - 2011 August 28, 2011

In June, I was inspired once again by the annual CCMA conference of food co-op leaders, summarized elsewhere in these pages.

155 July - August - 2011 August 28, 2011

Serving on a board has been some of the most rewarding work I’ve done in my life, but it rarely has provided instant gratification. And that’s appropriate—the board takes a long-term view.

155 July - August - 2011 August 28, 2011

Two USDA publications issued in 2010 provide useful reports on the challenges and advantages of “food hubs,” a concept that is central to the ongoing revival of local food systems.  These and other

155 July - August - 2011 August 28, 2011

On a Monday in May, I addressed a room crowded with attentive listeners who had come to hear how to add an income-generating activity to their food co-op organizing efforts.

155 July - August - 2011 August 28, 2011

Cultivating cooperation, by its nature, means working with many different groups.

155 July - August - 2011 August 28, 2011

A growing category in grocery retail embraces farmer-ownership. What do Divine Chocolate, Ocean Spray, Tillamook, Organic Valley, and Florida’s Natural have in common?

155 July - August - 2011 August 28, 2011

Cooperation among cooperatives is a basic principle of the co-op movement.

155 July - August - 2011 August 28, 2011

At the annual winter conference of the Vermont Northeast Organic Farming Association earlier this year, author and activist Bill McKibben congratulated those gathered on a cold, windy day in Burlin

155 July - August - 2011 August 26, 2011