Dave Gutknecht

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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

Spend most earnings now, or invest more in the future—what is the proper balance? We can see, in the current financial mess, some consequences of imbalance.

148 May - June - 2010 June 4, 2010

As shown again in this issue, food co-ops operate in the crosscurrents of dynamic local revival and deep national problems: Slow Food and junk food. Slow Money and accelerating debt.

147 March - April - 2010 March 22, 2010

During 1990, long-standing but little noticed regulatory threats to member labor and member loan programs were carried out against cooperatives.

032 January - February - 1991 January 26, 2010

Although cooperatives have pioneered in building organics and local food production, we have a long way to go before we’ll know what a sustainable food system looks like.

144 September - October - 2009 January 5, 2010

These may actually be good circumstances for cooperatives.

145 November - December - 2009 January 5, 2010

Are cooperatives ready for new challenges? They are receiving greater attention as a democratic means for addressing social and economic needs—and those needs are growing.

146 January - February - 2010 January 5, 2010

On November 18, dotCoop, the sponsor of the .coop domain name, announced its first Global Awards for Cooperative Excellence.

146 January - February - 2010 December 31, 2009

Workplace democracy and worker-owned cooperatives are strongly recommended in Michael Moore’s latest documentary, “Capitalism: A Love Story.” One such business, Alvarado Street Bakery, is highlight

145 November - December - 2009 November 19, 2009

In September, the cause of extending organic certification standards to personal care items—soaps, lotions, and the like—got a significant boost from the Certification, Accreditation, and Complianc

145 November - December - 2009 November 18, 2009

KEY POINTS: *Buying local is very important, primarily for reinforcing the local economy.

144 September - October - 2009 October 10, 2009
143 July - August - 2009 October 6, 2009
142 May - June - 2009 September 1, 2009
143 July - August - 2009 July 2, 2009
142 May - June - 2009 May 20, 2009
141 March - April - 2009 March 20, 2009
137 July - August - 2008 March 18, 2009

In Part 1, "Turning Points and Lessons," I discussed the decline of two major cooperatives -- the Consumers Cooperative of Berkeley (C.C.B.) stores and DANCe (Distributing Alliance of the Northcoun

019 October - November - 1988 January 31, 2009

I briefly interviewed Don McLemore in late November, two months after his hiring as the CEO of the National Cooperative Grocers Association (NCGA).

116 January - February - 2005 January 21, 2009

In their efforts to grow and govern democratic businesses, food co-op boards of directors need to look both inward and outward.

116 January - February - 2005 January 21, 2009

“Listen up! We’ve got a problem here.”

117 March - April - 2005 January 21, 2009