Enjoy the archive of Cooperative Grocer magazine, with articles going back to 1985.

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Also available in the archives is LEADer, the NCG Governance Newsletter

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CCMA 2018 will take place in Portland, Oregon, from May 31 to June 2, 2018. Save the date for this national food co-op event.

As an attendee, here’s what you can expect:

September 7, 2017

Save the dates—December 14-16, 2017.

Endcap Articles August 18, 2017

Under the theme, “Our North Star: Cooperate to Differentiate,” some 400 cooperators met in downtown Minneapolis on June 8–10 for the 61st annual Consumer Cooperative Management Associati

191 July-August 2017 August 11, 2017

The fall grant cycle for the Howard Bowers Fund is here—U.S. food co-ops can now apply to receive leadership education and training scholarships for co-op boards of directors and co-op staff.

Endcap Articles August 7, 2017

There is now opportunity to recommend how USDA should implement the 2016 law requiring a system for labeling GMO (genetically modifed organisms).

Endcap Articles July 21, 2017

The Board of Directors is excited to announce that a new General Manager has been hired for Boise Co-op!

July 19, 2017

An established food journalist is hoping to begin work on a book that will tell the story of retail food co-ops.

July 19, 2017

Lexington Co-op in Buffalo, N.Y. opened its second store on July 12, 2017.

Endcap Articles July 12, 2017

It’s been eight years since residents of the Allied/Dunn’s Marsh neighborhood have had a full-service grocery store within a mile of their homes.

July 6, 2017

The Fredericksburg Food Co-op now has 450 members and you could be number 451 for free.

July 6, 2017

When the food sovereignty movement combined with the devastating impacts of the 2008 recession to re-energize the cooperative model, an opportunity for collaboration across the Canadian province of

190 May-June 2017 July 2, 2017

Ontario Natural Food Co-op (ONFC) announced in early March that it had signed a letter of intent to sell its business and key assets to the Horizon Group of western Canada.

190 May-June 2017 July 2, 2017

The NCG Development Co+operative is pleased to announce that it has loaned $9,350,000 of the $10 million dollars made available to retail food co-ops in its charter loan fund!

190 May-June 2017 July 1, 2017

The March 2017 Up & Coming food co-op conference featured larger-than-ever attendance and a training program of increased depth and breadth.

190 May-June 2017 July 1, 2017

Whenever cooperators congregate, it’s a gathering of the tribe that generates the joy of mutual recognition. Such was the case at the 2017 Up & Coming food co-op conference.

190 May-June 2017 July 1, 2017

What do you love most about your new co-op? Since December 2016, I’ve been asking this question quite a bit of my fellow member-owners. The answers are becoming quite predictable: 

190 May-June 2017 July 1, 2017

Co-op boards and marketing teams can be like two ships passing in the night. 

July 1, 2017

In 2015, Food Co-op Initiative (FCI) became aware of a pattern: The strongest developing food co-ops we worked with also tended to be some of the best-branded ones.

190 May-June 2017 June 30, 2017

Where do you go when you have a question related to your job at your co-op that your co-worker, owners, or board are unable answer?

190 May-June 2017 June 30, 2017

Keeping it fresh: a vibrant and fresh produce department is a key part of most natural food cooperatives, and a positive produce experience is the primary reason given by shoppers

190 May-June 2017 June 30, 2017