Dave Gutknecht

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

Author's Articles

Title Issue Date

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

Ever want to know a bit more about co-ops in the United Kingdom? An annual summary of these co-ops is now available: http://bit.ly/2t2D0H3.

Endcap Articles June 20, 2017

Cate Hardy, the CEO of the Seattle area's leading food co-op, PCC Natural Markets, comments in a recent newspaper report that they are already very familiar with competition from Whole Foods and Am

Endcap Articles June 17, 2017

The Lawrence, Kansas food co-op in mid-May announced its plans for summer 2017 construction of a major solar power installation—what will be the largest one in town.

Endcap Articles May 16, 2017

Myths get in the way of our ability to restore degraded soils that can feed the world using fewer chemicals.

Endcap Articles May 5, 2017

The board of directors of Amazing Grains, a small co-op in Grand Forks, North Dakota, announced the co-op’s imminent dissolution—the notification came just before the co-op’s annual meeting on Apri

Endcap Articles May 1, 2017

Only to the degree that people are unsettled is there any hope for them. 

—Ralph Waldo Emerson

April 3, 2017

The March 2017 Up & Coming food co-op conference featured larger-than-ever attendance and a training program of increased depth and breadth.

Endcap Articles March 18, 2017

Fair trade bananas enable small producers to survive and thrive -- IF they organize as cooperatives.  Organized demand through consumer cooperatives also is key.  For background on these production

Endcap Articles March 17, 2017

Sacramento Natural Foods Co-op (SNFC) completed a $9.5M relocation project and on October 12 opened its beautiful new store in California’s capitol.

March 6, 2017

Looking at today’s social needs, approaches that are based on common interests are both threatened by a dysfunctional political economy and made more attractive by its failures.

188 Jan-Feb 2017 March 6, 2017