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Many of the market trends that have been discussed by cooperatives in this magazine and other forums are coming true, but with a stunning ferocity and speed.

096 September - October - 2001 January 8, 2004

Crisis, or a crisis atmosphere, can be used to advance agendas and strategies that are not necessarily directly tied to those in the headlines.

097 November - December - 2001 January 8, 2004

Imagine sitting down at your desk after your co-op's busiest sales day of the week, then pointing and clicking your way to reports that illustrate the products and departments that

096 September - October - 2001 January 8, 2004

097 November - December - 2001 January 8, 2004

Site and location characteristics can greatly influence customer loyalty to a co-op and the co-op's competitiveness.

092 January - February - 2001 January 8, 2004

Acknowledgments

Writers in Cooperative Grocer, I like to think, are voices that speak from the heart of our industry and that present the best of co-op

092 January - February - 2001 January 8, 2004

092 January - February - 2001 January 8, 2004

What went wrong?

092 January - February - 2001 January 8, 2004

[Co-authors with Dennis Maclearn for this article were Ben Nauman and Jennifer Masada.  Dennis Maclearn was general manager, and Ben Nauman and Jennifer Masada were on staff, at New

094 May - June - 2001 January 8, 2004

This edition's Retail Operations Survey provides an improved data base from which to measure co-op performance. The results? Co-ops numbers are good but are declining.

095 July - August - 2001 January 8, 2004

At last, the USDA Final Organic Rule -- or is it?

093 March - April - 2001 January 8, 2004
Photo of Panzanella Restaurant 095 July - August - 2001 January 8, 2004
The Food Co-op of Port Townsend, Washington

Store locati

096 September - October - 2001 January 8, 2004

As a prepared foods manager almost a decade ago, it struck me that not only did I have a lot of information that I wanted to share with staff, but they also had many suggestions and

095 July - August - 2001 January 8, 2004

A manager looks at employee relationships, common interests, and a method of problem solving that builds trust and improves employee morale.

094 May - June - 2001 January 8, 2004
Cooperative Grocers' Information Network logo

097 November - December - 2001 January 8, 2004

These customers are driving me crazy!" Nirvana Moon exclaimed as she burst through the swinging doors into the kitchen.

092 January - February - 2001 January 8, 2004
 

 

095 July - August - 2001 January 8, 2004

Imagine that the federal government provided significant incentives and support for sustainable, family farm agriculture, rather than "agribusiness as usual." Hard to imagine?

095 July - August - 2001 January 8, 2004
Seek ye the diamond in the rough.

The economy slows down, and produce departments start looking for answer

097 November - December - 2001 January 8, 2004