Dave Gutknecht

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

Author's Articles

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Myths and prejudice about food stamp (SNAP) recipients received front-page reinforcement in the New York Times recently, in an article and photo telling us that SNAP recipients purchase “a l

Endcap Articles January 19, 2017

 It is always timely to examine handling cooperative conflict and building cooperative resiliency.

187 Nov-Dec 2016 January 3, 2017

Investment clubs have been pooling the resources and magnifying the financial impact of their members for a long time—and the potential of that model for cooperative development is getting more att

Endcap Articles December 21, 2016

One relatively untried method for capitalizing co-ops, a Direct Public Offering, is discussed in a new posting by Food Co-op Initiative (FCI), which is assisting startups across the country.  An in

Endcap Articles November 18, 2016

Among the best results of the recent election is the abandonment of the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) treaty, which was an attempt to extend international corporate power and undermine democratic

Endcap Articles November 18, 2016

Nearly 3,000 cooperators from more than 100 countries met in Quebec on October 11-13 at a third global cooperative Summit.

Endcap Articles October 26, 2016

In The Cooperative Society: The Next Stage of Human History, authors E.G. Nadeau and his son Luc Nadeau suggest that conditions are ripe for a transformation to a more cooperative world.

Endcap Articles October 26, 2016

Why has the food movement accomplished so little against Big Food in various campaigns to regulate and restrict the damage to the health of humans, animals, soil, and water by a system dominated by

Endcap Articles October 5, 2016

Solar power projects at food co-ops are highlighted in this issue, and there will be more such reports ahead.

186 Sept-Oct 2016 September 26, 2016

Plaintiffs in a lawsuit against the U.S. Department of Agriculture won a temporary victory on September 8 when a federal judge denied a USDA request to dismiss their case.

Endcap Articles September 12, 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

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

Outstanding food co-ops and co-op leaders were awarded recognition at the June 2016 CCMA (Consumer Cooperative Management Association) conference in Amherst, Mass.

Endcap Articles June 28, 2016

Hurrah for North Dakota voters, who on June 14 voted in a statewide referendum on the issue of whether non-family corporations could buy up farmland in their state.

Endcap Articles June 18, 2016

Preventing Vitamin A deficiency and blindness in Third World circumstances has become a compassionate hook for dependence on transnational corporate domination of agriculture.

June 9, 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

Small towns face formidable challenges in retaining grocery stores, and their communities suffer and decline when the last local food store closes.Yet replacing unprofitable small stores with a co-

Endcap Articles May 31, 2016

The Food and Drug Administration just announced new food label requirements that will for the first time show the “added sugars” found in the majority of all grocery items—including those at natura

Endcap Articles May 22, 2016

There is a world of cooperatives out there, inevitably full of both potential and problems.

183 Mar-Apr 2016 March 28, 2016

The dream of a united co-operative system spanning the chain from farmers to consumers has come to an end.” The recent closing of Co-op Atlantic operations signaled the end of a major co-op federat

182 January-February 2016 February 5, 2016