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Every co-op in every community has its unique challenges, and we all choose different paths to both serve our member-owners and go toe-to-toe with the competition.

169 Nov-Dec 2013 December 9, 2013

The first fair trade farmer-owned certification system, designated by the Small Producer Symbol (SPP, for its Spanish acronym), will arrive this fall on Equal Exchange coffees in food co-ops and na

169 Nov-Dec 2013 December 9, 2013

On September 2, Food Co-op Initiative (FCI) announced Seed Grants totaling $100,000 awarded to 10 communities across the U.S.

169 Nov-Dec 2013 December 9, 2013

During a recent national meeting of our 134 member and associate co-ops, National Cooperative Grocers Association (NCGA) unveiled the Co+op Forest—a unique new program that offsets carbon emissions

169 Nov-Dec 2013 December 9, 2013

Food co-ops have thrived as consumer cooperatives, owned by the people who patronize them, and they have learned to give emphasis to the ownership part of that structure.

169 Nov-Dec 2013 December 9, 2013
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The Principle Six (P6) Cooperative Trade Movement just celebrated its third anniversary on cooperative grocery shelves.

170 January - February 2014 February 6, 2014

The saying “the only constant is change” is as true in co-ops as it is elsewhere. One of the best ways to deal with change is to plan for it.

170 January - February 2014 February 6, 2014

A relative rarity not long ago, commissaries—dedicated production kitchens that supply retail sites with either shelf-ready or ready-to-heat prepared foods—have become an investment that is either

170 January - February 2014 February 6, 2014

Food co-ops may be some of the best-intentioned enterprises across the retail spectrum.

170 January - February 2014 February 6, 2014

Community organizing evokes a -variety of images and reactions.

170 January - February 2014 February 6, 2014

The cover section of this issue offers much on building democratic participation, a struggle with many manifestations—including the civil rights movement, forming new co-ops, and articulating a new

170 January - February 2014 February 6, 2014

Great leaders demonstrate how to be a force for good in local communities and beyond.

170 January - February 2014 February 6, 2014

It was a small cooperative store on a little-known island off the coast of South Carolina.

170 January - February 2014 February 6, 2014

The Blueprint for a Cooperative Decade is the overarching agenda for the ICA, its members, and the cooperative movement. It is a five-point plan with individual strategies:

 

170 January - February 2014 February 6, 2014

Last year, People’s Food Cooperative (PFC) in Kalamazoo, Mich., became the operator of our city’s 100-year-old Kalamazoo Farmers’ Market.

171 March-April 2014 March 25, 2014
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As the Port Townsend Food Co-op’s “Local Cultivator,” Brendon O’Shea is on a constant treasure hunt around Washington State’s Jefferson County for the best local products.

171 March-April 2014 March 25, 2014

Last June, cooperators from across the country gathered in Austin, Texas, to build a vision for future food co-op development in the U.S.

171 March-April 2014 March 25, 2014

In late 2012, National Cooperative Grocers Association (NCGA) launched a new service designed to assist its member and associate co-ops in preparing for growth.

171 March-April 2014 March 25, 2014

Your market study promises great sales. Developers are wooing you into their properties. Staff and shoppers are clamoring for more space.

171 March-April 2014 March 25, 2014

Articles on shaping our future and an annual conference with the theme “Forward!” suggest that food co-ops continue to look ahead and to plan major improvements.

171 March-April 2014 March 25, 2014