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The grocery industry is a massive industry, an $800 billion sector as of 2015.

March 10, 2018

March 23 is the deadline for the 2018 Cooperative Excellence awards to be presented at the June CCMA (Consumer Cooperative Management Association) conference.  Sponsored by Cooperative Development

Endcap Articles February 20, 2018

From the United States to Communist Eastern Europe to West Africa, few people have made more of an impact in fostering the cooperative movement on a global scale than Rosemary Mahoney.

Endcap Articles February 18, 2018

It has been an interesting year for new food co-ops.

191 July-August 2017 February 10, 2018

If we created opportunities in meaningful participation by seeking win-win, it would be a game changer—in our relationships, in our customer service, in our strategies, in our partner

191 July-August 2017 February 10, 2018

No one is a perfect communicator, and no co-op experiences completely effective communication at all times.

191 July-August 2017 February 10, 2018

Nancy Casady was introduced to cooperatives when she was hired as the general manager at Ocean Beach People’s Organic Food Co-op in 1997.

191 July-August 2017 February 10, 2018

Since late 2015, National Co+op Grocers (NCG) has been publishing short, targeted resources that can help retail co-op staff efficiently and effectively manage various proce

191 July-August 2017 February 10, 2018

The Cooperative Grocer Network (CGN) board of directors held a retreat in early March 2017, before and during the Up & Coming food co-op conference in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.

191 July-August 2017 February 10, 2018

About the CGN board

February 10, 2018

Co-op milestones are given recognition and celebrated at the June conference reported in this issue.

191 July-August 2017 February 10, 2018

February 8, 2018

Co-op education and training sholarships are regularly disbursed by the Bowers Fund, administered by the Cooperative Development Foundation.  February 15, 2018, is the immediately upcoming deadline

Endcap Articles February 7, 2018

In March 2017, the CGN board met for a retreat just before and during the Up & Coming Food Co-op conference. During two days of deep conversation, we identified our chief initiative: working to

Endcap Articles January 27, 2018

WILLY STREET CO-OP • Madison, Wisconsin

Total active owners – 34,753 

194 Jan.-Feb. 2018 January 27, 2018

Retail grocery co-ops are as quintessential Vermont as the brilliant colors of our fall foliage, the hallmark herd of Holsteins on the pasture, or the one-room schoolhouse a

194 Jan.-Feb. 2018 January 27, 2018

As food co-ops forge ahead in the “the new normal,” they often find themselves in the precarious place of trying to both differentiate from and conform to competitors.

194 Jan.-Feb. 2018 January 27, 2018

On the board of directors of a food co-op, one thing you can absolutely predict is that there will be unexpected tough turns in the road at times—and there’s a good ch

194 Jan.-Feb. 2018 January 27, 2018

In an increasingly competitive grocery market, it is common to recruit and train with a focus on business acumen.

January 27, 2018

In 2016, National Co+op Grocers (NCG) embraced a new advocacy priority to address climate change within the context of food system sustainability and resiliency.

194 Jan.-Feb. 2018 January 27, 2018