Enjoy the archive of Cooperative Grocer magazine, with articles going back to 1985.

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In the back of our minds we knew that [insert name of competitor here] was coming.

184 May-June 2016 June 2, 2016

What was the largest consumer cooperative in the world, the U.K. Co-operative Group, has lately been in trouble, and things look bleak for its offshoot bank.

183 Mar-Apr 2016 March 28, 2016

It takes a lot to manage a food co-op. Co-op general managers (GMs) are responsible not only for the retail operations but also for budgeting, financial analysis, marketing, inform

183 Mar-Apr 2016 March 28, 2016

Since 1895, the cooperative movement has coordinated on a global scale through its apex organization, the International Cooperative Alliance (ICA).

183 Mar-Apr 2016 March 28, 2016

Half of National Co+op Grocers member co-ops surveyed are under pressure to increase staff wages, according to a 2015 report. This pressure is not unique to co-ops.

183 Mar-Apr 2016 March 28, 2016

“It has made all the difference in the world,” says Shelia Conboy.

183 Mar-Apr 2016 March 28, 2016

On a vacation in Italy with friends in October, our itinerary included a day visiting the Milan Expo.

183 Mar-Apr 2016 March 28, 2016

There is a world of cooperatives out there, inevitably full of both potential and problems.

183 Mar-Apr 2016 March 28, 2016

Editor’s note: 

183 Mar-Apr 2016 March 28, 2016

Over three years ago, Central Co-op made a commitment to strategically work to align with the principles and values of the “Statement of Cooperative Identity.” The relationship with labor is imposs

183 Mar-Apr 2016 March 28, 2016

It’s that second cooperative principle: Democratic Member Control. 

183 Mar-Apr 2016 March 28, 2016

I’m writing this after a shopping trip to my hometown co-op, Bloomingfoods Market and Deli, where I worked for a dozen years as marketing and outreach manager.

182 January-February 2016 February 5, 2016

Got capital? Few topics are as persistent in co-op history. How will the co-op finance improved assets and services that will attract and retain owners?

182 January-February 2016 February 5, 2016

The dream of a united co-operative system spanning the chain from farmers to consumers has come to an end.” The recent closing of Co-op Atlantic operations signaled the end of a major co-op federat

182 January-February 2016 February 5, 2016

As a director, you may notice or hear things about your co-op that may be cause for concern—or are at least worth asking about.

182 January-February 2016 February 5, 2016

Building your meat department’s reputation for variety, high quality, and freshness is a big part of creating loyal customers.

182 January-February 2016 February 5, 2016

To keep that good Karmic wheel spinning with gratitude, CROPP has established a $1 million loan fund with longtime partner-in-cooperation Shared Capital Cooperative (formerly Northcountry Cooperati

182 January-February 2016 February 5, 2016

As People’s Food Co-op of Kalamazoo’s first three-year contract to manage our city’s century-old Kalamazoo Farmers Market comes to a close and winter settles in, we find ourselves reflecting on wha

182 January-February 2016 February 5, 2016

When we talk about growth at NCG, we’re typically talking about how we can improve our positive impacts. One of the ways we are doing that in a literal sense is through Co+op Forest.

182 January-February 2016 February 5, 2016

Food Co-op Initiative (FCI) is thrilled to announce its long-awaited Capital Campaign Workbook. This new guide replaces and updates the material in our popular Member Loan Toolbox.

182 January-February 2016 February 5, 2016