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Picture this: A person stands on the platform of a train station, and as a train passes through the station she flashes a bright message, hoping everyone on the train will see it.

185 July-Aug 2016 August 24, 2016

The future is unknowable. Or is it? 

185 July-Aug 2016 September 1, 2016

Under the theme, “Disrupting the Future,” over 400 cooperators met at the University of Massachusetts in Amherst on June 9–11 for the 60th annual Consumer Cooperative Management Associat

185 July-Aug 2016 September 1, 2016

National Co+op Grocers (NCG) was pleased to present Co+efficient Sustainability Star awards to 14 co-ops in Chapel Hill, N.C. this spring.            

185 July-Aug 2016 July 23, 2016

The Bowers Fund kicked off CCMA 2016 with an outdoor reception featuring lovely food and the Queen Mary Band, whose members all work at River Valley Co-op in nearby Northampton.

185 July-Aug 2016 September 1, 2016

Introduction: Outside the Mold

by Stuart Reid, Food Co-op Initiative

185 July-Aug 2016 July 23, 2016

Among awards and milestones reported here and celebrated at the 60th annual Consumer Cooperative Management Association (CCMA) gathering, it is remarkable to note the 80th anniversary of Hanover Co

185 July-Aug 2016 July 23, 2016

Businesses often forget about the culture, and ultimately they suffer for it because you can’t deliver good service from unhappy employees.”  Tony Hsieh, CEO of Zappos

185 July-Aug 2016 July 23, 2016

In May I attended the 2016 HOW Design Live conference, an annual event that conceives of problem-solving as one of the primary jobs of designers.

185 July-Aug 2016 July 23, 2016

Co-ops bring to life their member-owners’ common values, and for most co-ops these include a desire for the co-op to be a great workplace.

184 May-June 2016 June 2, 2016

As we celebrate our first five years since incorporation, the Neighboring Food Co-op Association (NFCA) is looking forward to welcoming the co-op community to New England for the 60th annual CCMA (

184 May-June 2016 June 2, 2016

Food co-ops face strong challenges to their market position and more than ever need to differentiate the co-op in a crowded marketplace.

184 May-June 2016 June 2, 2016

Every organization in our network relies on board members to offer guidance, oversight, and a range of diverse skills and perspectives.

184 May-June 2016 June 2, 2016

Many of us are planning to attend CCMA (Consumer Cooperative Management Association) or other training events in the next few months, including the National Co+op Grocers (NCG) Marketi

184 May-June 2016 June 2, 2016

The GMO labeling movement achieved some significant gains this past March, and advocates are ho

184 May-June 2016 June 2, 2016

In 2011, the Neighboring Food Co-op Association, Cooperative Fund of New England, and Hunger Free Vermont came together to launch the Healthy Food Access project.

184 May-June 2016 June 2, 2016

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

184 May-June 2016 June 2, 2016

As competition creeps up to #1 on the “food co-op worry list,” many co-ops find themselves wondering how they can combat declining sales while not investing an arm and a leg in store labor and oper

184 May-June 2016 June 2, 2016

Four years ago I undertook an analysis of startup co-ops that had already closed.

184 May-June 2016 June 2, 2016

The Principle Six Cooperative Trade Movement (P6) exemplifies just and equitable trade relationships among farmers, producers, retailers, and consumers rooted in cooperative principles

184 May-June 2016 June 2, 2016