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In 1995, an international consortium of co-op academics and practitioners collaborated on a book called Making Membership Meaningful: Participatory Democracy in Co-operatives.

072 September - October - 1997 January 9, 2004

Do your board meetings have any of these features?

068 January - February - 1997 January 9, 2004

 

068 January - February - 1997 January 9, 2004

As a staff and a member of consumer co-ops for nearly twenty years, and as a community development lender for the past three, I have observed a need and desire in the consumer co-op

071 July - August - 1997 January 9, 2004
"About 41% of retailers have, or are in the process of developing, databases that will enable them to track consumer purchases, as well as behavioral and demographic data."
071 July - August - 1997 January 9, 2004
The key to exceptional services lies in building relationships, and in the quality of relationships, with customers and with employees.
073 November - December - 1997 January 9, 2004

This year's co-op conference gave an unusual "milestone" award by recognizing a generation of food co-ops: ones that have recently reached age twenty-five.

071 July - August - 1997 January 9, 2004

At the Consumer Cooperative Management Association (CCMA) conference held in May, the theme was "two-stepping between evolution and extinction" -- highlighting food co-ops' need to

071 July - August - 1997 January 9, 2004

Increasing numbers of co-ops conduct an annual survey of members or of shoppers in the store.

067 November - December - 1996 January 9, 2004

The success or failure of your next membership drive hinges on more than signage, brochures and the free thing you give away to every new member who joins.

064 May - June - 1996 January 9, 2004

Creating a good template for financial planning is an investment on the co-op's part -- a darned good one.

067 November - December - 1996 January 9, 2004

The produce department, like any other department in a co-op, is there for the co-op's members. Serving them should be our major focus.

064 May - June - 1996 January 9, 2004

"We have to do it this way. After all, that's what makes us a co-op."

062 January - February - 1996 January 9, 2004

 

Times like the present help me appreciate anew the place of cooperaives. But then, this nation has always been dominated by private capital.

066 September - October - 1996 January 9, 2004

Themes linking this edition's feature co-op and the results from our annual survey:

065 July - August - 1996 January 9, 2004

Did you know that giving member discounts is not one of the cooperative principles?

063 March - April - 1996 January 9, 2004

Planning is about thinking of what you would like to have happen and then making an educated guess about what is likely to happen in the marketplace and wha

066 September - October - 1996 January 9, 2004

This article will explore the issues and historical precedents that are driving the massive changes in the manufacture, distribution and sales of food in the United States and world

066 September - October - 1996 January 9, 2004

 

065 July - August - 1996 January 9, 2004

What you are trying to find out through an investigation is:

066 September - October - 1996 January 9, 2004