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

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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

Cuba is opening not only to more visitors but also to more cooperatives.Its food economy is shifting from centralized practices of the past to rapid cooperative development. 

180 Sept-Oct 2015 November 4, 2015

The Fair Labor Standards Act of 1938, or FLSA, is a federal statute that provides certain protections to workers.

180 Sept-Oct 2015 November 6, 2015

I’ve been at this gig so long that I can remember when there wasn’t National Co+op Grocers (NCG) and there wasn’t Marketing Matters.

180 Sept-Oct 2015 November 12, 2015

National Co+op Grocers (NCG) held its annual Marketing Matters conference July 8–10 in beautiful Boise, Idaho.

180 Sept-Oct 2015 November 12, 2015

Bigger. Better. Stronger.

180 Sept-Oct 2015 November 12, 2015

There are two commonly seen staffing problems in co-ops that may at first seem unrelated: 

180 Sept-Oct 2015 November 13, 2015

Expansion projects for food co-ops fall somewhere between a labyrinth and a maze.

180 Sept-Oct 2015 November 13, 2015

As we go to press, Cooperative Grocer Network is about to launch a new iteration of its website. Let’s take a look at its main features.

180 Sept-Oct 2015 November 13, 2015

A lot has changed in Cuba since the July 2014 visit by U.S. cooperators, reported in these pages by Stuart Reid (CG#175, Nov.¬Dec. 2014).

180 Sept-Oct 2015 November 13, 2015

181 Nov-Dec 2015 December 2, 2015

I’m pleased to say that the new Cooperative Grocer Network (CGN) platform is up and running at www.grocer.coop.

181 Nov-Dec 2015 December 2, 2015

Having a place to ask questions, receive answers, give answers, and build relationships is an important part of our success as food co-ops and cooperators.

181 Nov-Dec 2015 December 2, 2015

Successful cooperatives are guided by strong boards, and those boards rely on strong individuals to manage the cooperative’s business enterprise with excellence.

181 Nov-Dec 2015 December 2, 2015

National Co+op Grocers (NCG) is pleased to announce the addition of one new member co-op and four new associate co-ops to our organization. 

181 Nov-Dec 2015 December 2, 2015

Everything I’m not happy about was because we didn’t implement it completely, not the system itself,” reflects Dennis Montgomery, former chair of the Harmony Co-op board in Bemidji, Minn

181 Nov-Dec 2015 December 2, 2015

For several decades, only a handful of food co-ops across the country were unionized.

181 Nov-Dec 2015 December 3, 2015

Simply having differences is interesting; doing something with them is powerful.

181 Nov-Dec 2015 December 10, 2015

Food Access Terminology: Food Co-op Initiative uses the terms food desert as well as low access or limited access, along with underserved.

181 Nov-Dec 2015 December 11, 2015