172 May-June 2014

Issue Number: 
172
Issue Months: 
May-June
Issue Year: 
2 014

Issue's Articles

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Vision without action is merely a dream. Action without vision just passes the time. Vision with action can change the world.

—Joel Barker, The Futurist

172 May-June 2014 May 29, 2014

Shortly after my arrival in Idaho at Boise Co-op in June 2011, Whole Foods announced that they would open a new store at a busy intersection just 1.2 miles away from our tucked-away neighborhood st

172 May-June 2014 May 29, 2014

According to 2013 CoopMetrics data, 30 percent of member co-ops in the National Cooperative Grocers Association have expanded or opened a new store in the last five years; and many more co-ops are

172 May-June 2014 May 29, 2014

Choosing seafood that is both sustainable and healthy can be challenging. Is it farmed or wild? Troll-caught or trawled? Alaskan or Chilean? Healthy or toxic?

172 May-June 2014 May 29, 2014

Thanks to your support of the Bowers Fund, approximately 20 people receive scholarships to attend the CCMA conference (Consumer Cooperative Management Association) every year! 

172 May-June 2014 May 29, 2014

As food co-ops have visible impact in their communities, more and more people are involved in the effort of bringing a co-op to the place where they live.

172 May-June 2014 May 29, 2014

At its 2013 fall meeting in Seattle, the National Cooperative Grocers Association’s (NCGA) designated representatives prioritized several areas in which NCGA could help fuel a strong and successful

172 May-June 2014 May 29, 2014

An Ecuadorian banana farmer, produce managers, industry experts, students, and business allies gathered in Boston in late March for a conference titled, “The Future of Authentic Fairtrade Bananas.”

172 May-June 2014 May 29, 2014

Businesses providing goods and services often face competing expectations and must balance them. Customers often want it all. 

172 May-June 2014 May 29, 2014