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Many of today’s food co-ops lead their community and marketplace in key ways, though they do not have a dominant share of its total grocery sales.

194 Jan.-Feb. 2018 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

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

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

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

WILLY STREET CO-OP • Madison, Wisconsin

Total active owners – 34,753 

194 Jan.-Feb. 2018 January 27, 2018

About the Howard Bowers Fund

192 Sept.-Oct 2017 November 1, 2017

Pachamama Coffee Cooperative is a California-based federated cooperative that is wholly owned and governed by coffee farmers in Peru, Guatemala, Nicaragua, Mexico, and Ethio

192 Sept.-Oct 2017 November 1, 2017

When you review your co-op’s quarterly financial statements, how do you know what the numbers represent?

192 Sept.-Oct 2017 November 1, 2017

As cooperative grocers observe an increase in unionization drives, many have voiced questions about the process and the best response.

192 Sept.-Oct 2017 November 1, 2017

"The questions which one asks oneself begin, at least, to illuminate the world, and become one’s key to the experience of others."—James A. Baldwin

192 Sept.-Oct 2017 November 1, 2017

Increasingly, climate change is recognized as “an existential question”—it threatens our very existence.

192 Sept.-Oct 2017 November 1, 2017

Food co-ops were part of the revolution in organic food, bulk food, local and sustainable sourcing, transparent labeling, knowledgeable staff, and so many other things we of

192 Sept.-Oct 2017 November 1, 2017

Change in the market, change in the world, can mean stress in the relationships within a cooperative as the organization adapts to the changing circumstances.

192 Sept.-Oct 2017 November 1, 2017

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

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

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

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

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

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

191 July-August 2017 February 10, 2018