Dave Gutknecht

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Dave Gutknecht has been editor of Cooperative Grocer magazine since its founding in 1985.

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In a time of confused voices, it is important to expose what is merely denial, however comforting, and to state what is well-supported, however discomforting.

March 31, 2018

March 23 is the deadline for the 2018 Cooperative Excellence awards to be presented at the June CCMA (Consumer Cooperative Management Association) conference.  Sponsored by Cooperative Development

Endcap Articles February 20, 2018

Co-op milestones are given recognition and celebrated at the June conference reported in this issue.

191 July-August 2017 February 10, 2018

February 8, 2018

Co-op education and training sholarships are regularly disbursed by the Bowers Fund, administered by the Cooperative Development Foundation.  February 15, 2018, is the immediately upcoming deadline

Endcap Articles February 7, 2018

Many of today’s food co-ops lead their community and marketplace in key ways, though they do not have a dominant share of its total grocery sales.

194 Jan.-Feb. 2018 January 27, 2018

Vermont’s City Market/Onion River Co-op, formerly a large single-store operation, will open its second location in late fall 2017.

December 6, 2017

Earth is flat and infinite, according to paid experts. Funny Times

December 6, 2017

Susan McGaughey has been a leader at Valley Natural Foods in suburban Burnsville, Minnesota, for 37 of the co-op’s 40 years.

December 6, 2017

The death recently of my good friend of five decades, Bruce Bacon, is another reminder to enjoy what remains and also look to the future. 

December 6, 2017

Increasingly, climate change is recognized as “an existential question”—it threatens our very existence.

192 Sept.-Oct 2017 November 1, 2017

Congratulations to Prairie Roots Food Co-op, which opened its new store in Fargo, North Dakota, after more than six years of preparation.

September 7, 2017

Save the dates—December 14-16, 2017.

Endcap Articles August 18, 2017

Under the theme, “Our North Star: Cooperate to Differentiate,” some 400 cooperators met in downtown Minneapolis on June 8–10 for the 61st annual Consumer Cooperative Management Associati

191 July-August 2017 August 11, 2017

The fall grant cycle for the Howard Bowers Fund is here—U.S. food co-ops can now apply to receive leadership education and training scholarships for co-op boards of directors and co-op staff.

Endcap Articles August 7, 2017

There is now opportunity to recommend how USDA should implement the 2016 law requiring a system for labeling GMO (genetically modifed organisms).

Endcap Articles July 21, 2017

Lexington Co-op in Buffalo, N.Y. opened its second store on July 12, 2017.

Endcap Articles July 12, 2017

Ontario Natural Food Co-op (ONFC) announced in early March that it had signed a letter of intent to sell its business and key assets to the Horizon Group of western Canada.

190 May-June 2017 July 2, 2017

Cooperatives when at their best show resiliency by enhancing member services through diverse tactics and forms of collaboration.

190 May-June 2017 June 23, 2017

A summary of labor unions and food co-ops, with reference to the current situation at Seward Co-op, appears in the current issue of the Minneapolis neighborhood paper,

Endcap Articles June 21, 2017