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The natural food stores need to raise $300,000 by August, the board told members.

May 23, 2018

More than 80% of those surveyed by California-based food consultant Mattson say they prefer the term “plant-based” to “vegan” when describing a diet that

May 1, 2018

This article is an update to two prior articles in Cooperative Grocer that have addressed the issue of whether there are legal barriers that prevent retail food cooper

April 3, 2018

The 8th North American edition of the Sustainable Foods Summit took place in San Francisco in late January.

April 3, 2018

The Twin Cities metro area has a longstanding history as a leader in the food and agriculture industry.

March 31, 2018

It’s hard to understand how something as benevolent as paying a living wage could cause resentment within the workforce.

March 31, 2018

What does the future hold? That question has intrigued humankind for ages, and many great minds have done their best to imagine the world yet to come.

March 31, 2018

Late in 2016, another major conventional grocery store moved out of Columbia, South Carolina. City leaders were actively reaching out to other chain stores to come fill the void.

March 31, 2018

In a time of confused voices, it is important to expose what is merely denial, however comforting, and to state what is well-supported, however discomforting.

March 31, 2018

Since its reorganization in 2004, National Co+op Grocers (NCG) has mostly directed its communications to top managers at its member and associate co-ops.

March 31, 2018

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