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"The Study of a Sustainable Food Future" is the theme of Organicology 2019, taking place February 14-16, 2019 at the Hilton Downtown Portland. 

February 13, 2019

The excellent contributions in this issue [#200, Cooperative Grocer] can speak for themselves. After four decades as editor of U.S.

February 2, 2019

From a director’s perspective, what are the core ingredients of a great board meeting?

February 1, 2019

In 2017, Whole Foods Co-op in Erie, Pennsylvania, was facing a serious challenge.

February 1, 2019

Education: for members of the cooperative business community, it matters. It’s in our DNA or at least in our Fifth Principle. 

February 1, 2019

When I became general manager of Outpost Natural Foods in 1986, I had already been working at the co-op for seven years doing ordering, receiving, merchandising, marketing,

January 31, 2019

When analyzing a new study 

January 29, 2019

Participants

Duke BouchardChief financial officer of River Valley Food Co-op in Northampton, Massachusetts

January 28, 2019

Expansions. Relocations. New stores. Parking lot overhauls. 

January 28, 2019

As competition in the natural and organic market has intensified, one of the most difficult results has been the closing of several much-loved co-ops across the countr

January 28, 2019

The EAT-Lancet Commission has issued the world’s first scientific targets for a healthy diet that places food production within planetary boundaries, calling for reduced consum

January 18, 2019

A new co-operative ‘pop-in’ shop has been launched at the Rochdale Pioneers Museum, offering food and other essentials (including monthly Friday night dinners) to local people living in poverty. 

January 4, 2019

When it comes to emergency preparedness, few could argue with letting “better safe than sorry” be the succinct, no-nonsense maxim that guides your overall approach.

December 28, 2018

 NCBA CLUSA is deeply saddened to confirm that 18 of its project staff members, and three others, totaling 21 people, have died as a result of yesterday’s [December 18, 2018]  bus accident in Ugand

December 20, 2018

Boards of directors want to know that co-op staff are fairly treated and that the co-op has a good reputation as an employer.

December 17, 2018

In 2017, Valley Natural Foods (VNF) formed Valley Natural Meats (VNM) and launched a meat processing plant in nearby Northfield, Minn.

December 17, 2018

There’s an indelible conetion between food co-ops in the U.S. and the small-scale farmers around the world who have banded together to improve lives in their communities.

December 16, 2018

From healthy food to organic agriculture, from fair trade to building stronger local economies, from good jobs to renewable energy, food co-ops have been pioneers—empo

December 16, 2018

It is hard to avoid the irony that huge portions of rural America—our so-called breadbasket—are considered food deserts.

December 16, 2018

Got cooperative conflict? Democratically discuss and decide.

Got social decline? Democratically resist and rebuild.

December 16, 2018