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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

The NCG Development Co+operative is pleased to announce that it has loaned $9,350,000 of the $10 million dollars made available to retail food co-ops in its charter loan fund!

190 May-June 2017 June 23, 2017

The March 2017 Up & Coming food co-op conference featured larger-than-ever attendance and a training program of increased depth and breadth.

190 May-June 2017 June 23, 2017

Keeping it fresh: a vibrant and fresh produce department is a key part of most natural food cooperatives, and a positive produce experience is the primary reason given by shoppers

190 May-June 2017 June 30, 2017

Where do you go when you have a question related to your job at your co-op that your co-worker, owners, or board are unable answer?

190 May-June 2017 June 30, 2017

In 2015, Food Co-op Initiative (FCI) became aware of a pattern: The strongest developing food co-ops we worked with also tended to be some of the best-branded ones.

190 May-June 2017 June 30, 2017

What do you love most about your new co-op? Since December 2016, I’ve been asking this question quite a bit of my fellow member-owners. The answers are becoming quite predictable: 

190 May-June 2017 July 1, 2017

Whenever cooperators congregate, it’s a gathering of the tribe that generates the joy of mutual recognition. Such was the case at the 2017 Up & Coming food co-op conference.

190 May-June 2017 July 1, 2017

The March 2017 Up & Coming food co-op conference featured larger-than-ever attendance and a training program of increased depth and breadth.

190 May-June 2017 July 1, 2017

The NCG Development Co+operative is pleased to announce that it has loaned $9,350,000 of the $10 million dollars made available to retail food co-ops in its charter loan fund!

190 May-June 2017 July 1, 2017

Ontario Natural Food Co-op (ONFC) announced in early March that it had signed a letter of intent to sell its business and key assets to the Horizon Group of western Canada.

190 May-June 2017 July 2, 2017

When the food sovereignty movement combined with the devastating impacts of the 2008 recession to re-energize the cooperative model, an opportunity for collaboration across the Canadian province of

190 May-June 2017 July 2, 2017

Cooperatives when at their best show resiliency by enhancing member services through diverse tactics and forms of collaboration.

190 May-June 2017 June 23, 2017

There are seven call groups happening in three regions of the country, serving two dozen startups, plus requests for calls in more regions.

189 March-April 2017 April 2, 2017

As I began to write this, the United States had just seen the largest day of protests in its history.

189 March-April 2017 April 2, 2017

Eastside Food Co-op opened its doors to the community of Northeast Minneapolis in December 2003, with first-year sales of $2 million.

189 March-April 2017 April 2, 2017

Communication across cities, states, and countries is easier than ever.

189 March-April 2017 April 3, 2017

A decade ago, it was still a challenge for consumers to find high quality, locally raised meats. Nowadays, there is no shortage of choices.

189 March-April 2017 April 3, 2017

In my time as general manager at Lexington Co-op (Buffalo, N.Y.), I have made many decisions that have made owners angry.

189 March-April 2017 April 4, 2017