181 Nov-Dec 2015

#181 Thirty Years Before the Masthead
By Dave Gutknecht

Welcome to the new CGN!
BY Ellen Michel

National Co+op Grocers Welcomes New Members 
By National Co+op Grocers

Operational Wisdom from General Managers  8
By Thane Joyal

Premature Expansion Forces a Co-op Recovery  12
Buy Mary Overlie

Let’s Talk about Unions in Co-ops
By Heather Wright, ATTY.

Diversity: The strategic advantage and future cooperation
BY LaDonna Sanders-Redmond

Boycotts and Democracy: The Eden Foods product boycott
as an opportunity to renew co-op participation and democracy  19
By Todd Wallace

Bringing Grocery Stores to Low-Income Urban Food Deserts
By Mary Stennes Wilbourn

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Issue's Articles

Title Issue Date

Food Access Terminology: Food Co-op Initiative uses the terms food desert as well as low access or limited access, along with underserved.

181 Nov-Dec 2015 December 11, 2015

Simply having differences is interesting; doing something with them is powerful.

181 Nov-Dec 2015 December 10, 2015

For several decades, only a handful of food co-ops across the country were unionized.

181 Nov-Dec 2015 December 3, 2015

Everything I’m not happy about was because we didn’t implement it completely, not the system itself,” reflects Dennis Montgomery, former chair of the Harmony Co-op board in Bemidji, Minn

181 Nov-Dec 2015 December 2, 2015

National Co+op Grocers (NCG) is pleased to announce the addition of one new member co-op and four new associate co-ops to our organization. 

181 Nov-Dec 2015 December 2, 2015

Successful cooperatives are guided by strong boards, and those boards rely on strong individuals to manage the cooperative’s business enterprise with excellence.

181 Nov-Dec 2015 December 2, 2015

Having a place to ask questions, receive answers, give answers, and build relationships is an important part of our success as food co-ops and cooperators.

181 Nov-Dec 2015 December 2, 2015

I’m pleased to say that the new Cooperative Grocer Network (CGN) platform is up and running at www.grocer.coop.

181 Nov-Dec 2015 December 2, 2015

181 Nov-Dec 2015 December 2, 2015