157 November - December - 2011

Issue Number: 
157
Issue Months: 
November - December
Issue Year: 
2 011

Issue's Articles

Title Issue Date

Can you tell me in 10 minutes what the best practices for finance are that I can use at my co-op?" This question has been repeatedly asked of us in our respective work with co-op finance managers a

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It seems the printer for Cooperative Grocer experienced some unusual difficulty in binding the November issue, and there are a number of copies out there with 3-6 and 31-34 taking the place of 7-11

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In the years since 2005, when the Food Co-op 500 pilot project began to challenge the sector to have 500 food co-ops by 2015, a lot has been accomplished in an attempt to achieve this goal.

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There has been much discussion, debate and downright argument about the role of the board in the strategic process of our co-ops. "Isn't that getting into operations?

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Have you ever tried to sell a product without a sign? If you have, you know how important signage is to grocery sales.

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Before the Olympia Food Co-op became a two-store operation with over 80 staff members, resolving internal conflicts was a direct but mostly informal process.

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Spreading inspiring co-op stories. Developing more co-ops to serve more people.

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Cooperators in the U.S.

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White River Junction is a small town at the confluence of the White and Connecticut Rivers in central Vermont. For the past 35 years, it has been the home of the Upper Valley Food Co-op.

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[Below: excerpts from a column in Cooperative Business Journal (Sept./Oct. 2011) by Paul Hazen, who is president and CEO of the National Cooperative Business Association. 

157 November - December - 2011 November 17, 2011