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Two sources of excellent examples and thoughtful questions about cooperatives and their potential:  John Restakis, author of Humanizing the Economy: Cooperatives in the Age of Capital and

Endcap Articles January 13, 2014
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In an unfortunate action that is the first of its kind, at least for the current generation of food co-ops, Elm City Market in New Haven, Connecticut, has demutualized and is no longer a co-op.  Th

Endcap Articles October 17, 2014
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Excellent work and analysis on cooperative development continues to be found at community-wealth.org, a project of the Democracy Collaborative.  For people interested in cooperative development gen

Endcap Articles October 20, 2014

Accounting Best Practices for Food Co-ops: A Primer is now available, an excellent and concise (14-page) summary in four sections:  balance sheet, income statement, internal control, and c

Endcap Articles November 15, 2012
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World hunger is real and widespread -- but it is not for lack of food, rather lack of food justice.  Cooperators can help address these issues by being well-informed.  Here are two links to excelle

Endcap Articles November 10, 2014
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The so-called sharing economy, a model of business innovation based on open-source software and broad participation of a cooperative nature, is thoughtfully examined by Nathan Schneiderman at the S

Endcap Articles December 2, 2014
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How to build a broader movement for social change. How to evaluate the cooperative alignment and potential of allies such as nonprofits, land trusts, and advocacy groups?

Endcap Articles December 17, 2014
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In Seattle, Washington, Central Co-op is ahead of the curve in implementing the city's new minimum wage of $15, seven years in advane of the mandated schedule.  This may well be the highest grocery

Endcap Articles January 23, 2015
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A new, short video has just been released that explains the P6 or Principle Six movement, which takes its name from the 6th cooperative principle of "cooperation among cooperatives."  Find it at 

Endcap Articles January 14, 2015
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This spring, food co-ops are urged to honor one of their outstanding trainers and leaders, Ann Hoyt, while supporting co-op development through the Cooperative Hall of Fame.  The Hall honors decade

Endcap Articles February 4, 2015

Jacqueline Hannah, previously general manager of the Common Ground Food Co-op in Champaign-Urbana, Illinois, brings her co-op expertise and passion to Food Co-op Initiative where she will share it

Endcap Articles February 19, 2015
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A final and typically useful report by Mark Bittman signals the end of his column in the New York Times, a platform from which he has succinctly highlighted food justice questions, support

Endcap Articles September 16, 2015

The Fall 2015 issue of The LEADer, Dealing with a Downturn, is available at the

Endcap Articles October 6, 2015

The Cooperative Foundation board of directors recently announced an additional $25,000 in grants for cooperative development (listed below)—bringing its 2015 grants awarded to nearly $90,000.

Endcap Articles December 1, 2015
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Food co-ops are hardly the only ones experiencing greater competitive pressures.

Endcap Articles December 7, 2015
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The next round of co-op training and education grants from the Howard Bowers Fund has an October 15 deadline.

Endcap Articles September 17, 2014
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An excellent report, "The Assault on Organics," appears in the current issue of Sound Consumerfrom PCC Natural Markets, the Seattle-based consumer co-op: 

Endcap Articles September 4, 2014
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The international cooperative domain name, .coop, has now been joined to a cooperative marque or brand with the same letters.  Our national cross-sector cooperative trade organization, NCBA CLUSA,

Endcap Articles July 23, 2014

[First published 2008 in Organic Valley's Rootstock.]

Click here for Part 2.

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A valuable discussion by members of GEO (Grassroots Economic Organizing) and readers of its website examines why a key company comprising part of the world’s strongest worker-owned complex in Mondr

Endcap Articles January 27, 2014