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Title Issue Date

What does the future hold? That question has intrigued humankind for ages, and many great minds have done their best to imagine the world yet to come.

March 31, 2018

Late in 2016, another major conventional grocery store moved out of Columbia, South Carolina. City leaders were actively reaching out to other chain stores to come fill the void.

March 31, 2018

In a time of confused voices, it is important to expose what is merely denial, however comforting, and to state what is well-supported, however discomforting.

March 31, 2018

Since its reorganization in 2004, National Co+op Grocers (NCG) has mostly directed its communications to top managers at its member and associate co-ops.

March 31, 2018

The grocery industry is a massive industry, an $800 billion sector as of 2015.

March 10, 2018

March 23 is the deadline for the 2018 Cooperative Excellence awards to be presented at the June CCMA (Consumer Cooperative Management Association) conference.  Sponsored by Cooperative Development

February 20, 2018

Have you registered for 

February 20, 2018
The Nationwide Foundation awarded a $60,000 grant to the Cooperative Development Foundation (CDF) to support the foundation's work to improve economic oppor
February 19, 2018

From the United States to Communist Eastern Europe to West Africa, few people have made more of an impact in fostering the cooperative movement on a global scale than Rosemary Mahoney.

Endcap Articles February 18, 2018

It has been an interesting year for new food co-ops.

191 July-August 2017 February 10, 2018

If we created opportunities in meaningful participation by seeking win-win, it would be a game changer—in our relationships, in our customer service, in our strategies, in our partner

191 July-August 2017 February 10, 2018

No one is a perfect communicator, and no co-op experiences completely effective communication at all times.

191 July-August 2017 February 10, 2018

Nancy Casady was introduced to cooperatives when she was hired as the general manager at Ocean Beach People’s Organic Food Co-op in 1997.

191 July-August 2017 February 10, 2018

Since late 2015, National Co+op Grocers (NCG) has been publishing short, targeted resources that can help retail co-op staff efficiently and effectively manage various proce

191 July-August 2017 February 10, 2018

The Cooperative Grocer Network (CGN) board of directors held a retreat in early March 2017, before and during the Up & Coming food co-op conference in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.

191 July-August 2017 February 10, 2018

About the CGN board

February 10, 2018

Co-op milestones are given recognition and celebrated at the June conference reported in this issue.

191 July-August 2017 February 10, 2018


February 8, 2018

Co-op education and training sholarships are regularly disbursed by the Bowers Fund, administered by the Cooperative Development Foundation.  February 15, 2018, is the immediately upcoming deadline

February 7, 2018

In March 2017, the CGN board met for a retreat just before and during the Up & Coming Food Co-op conference. During two days of deep conversation, we identified our chief initiative: working to

January 27, 2018