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#183 Global Stories, Seeking Happy Endings
By Dave Gutknecht

A Call for CGN Board Nominations
By Ellen Michel

Mentoring Can Make All the Difference: Established co-ops helping startups
By Jacqueline Hannah

Complaints and Operational Concerns: How directors can respond effectively 
By Michael Healy

Implementing a Livable Wage in a Competitive Market
By Sarah Dahl and Lauren Olson

Co-op General Manager Success Profile
By Carolee Colter, Lauren Olson, Marilyn Scholl

Meeting the $15/hour Challenge at Central Co-op
By Tyler Burch and Dan Arnett

The Failure of Co-op Atlantic: A postmortem on one of North America’s largest co-op federations
By Tom Webb

Co-op Showcases Sustainability at Milan Expo
By Paul Hazen

Global Cooperation: Turkey is site of International Cooperative Alliance biennial gathering
By Emily M Lippold Cheney

The Co-operative Group Roller Coaster Ride: Boards, management, and members all taken on a big spin—but it’s not over yet 
By David J. Thompson

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On a vacation in Italy with friends in October, our itinerary included a day visiting the Milan Expo.

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“It has made all the difference in the world,” says Shelia Conboy.

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Half of National Co+op Grocers member co-ops surveyed are under pressure to increase staff wages, according to a 2015 report. This pressure is not unique to co-ops.

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Since 1895, the cooperative movement has coordinated on a global scale through its apex organization, the International Cooperative Alliance (ICA).

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It takes a lot to manage a food co-op. Co-op general managers (GMs) are responsible not only for the retail operations but also for budgeting, financial analysis, marketing, inform

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What was the largest consumer cooperative in the world, the U.K. Co-operative Group, has lately been in trouble, and things look bleak for its offshoot bank.

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It’s that second cooperative principle: Democratic Member Control. 

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Over three years ago, Central Co-op made a commitment to strategically work to align with the principles and values of the “Statement of Cooperative Identity.” The relationship with labor is imposs

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Editor’s note: 

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

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