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Are You Ready to Compete? A crowded marketplace is the new reality

By Mel Braverman, Nicole Klimek, Jeanie Wells 184 May-June 2016 In the back of our minds we knew that [insert name of competitor here] was [...]

Beefing Up Your Marketing Plan: Making sure yours is still relevant

By Nicole Klimek, Joy Rust 184 May-June 2016 As competition creeps up to #1 on the “food co-op worry list,” many co-ops find themselves wondering [...]

The Co-op as Thought Leader

Marketing and branding wizard for dozens of food co-ops and independent natural foods retailers, Nicole Klimek of CDS Consulting Co-op has a unique perspective into [...]

Branding Stage 1: Inquiry and Gaining Momentum

Refrigeration 101

Knowing the basics about refrigeration will help you communicate with specialists and make good decisions.

Interior Design Checklist

A checklist of what you need to keep in mind as you plan a new or remodeled store. Interior design is how your customers SEE [...]

Getting the Design Right

By Nicole Klimek 174 September-October 2014 The store design process is easy to research, and the basics are easy to comprehend: –Programming –Design development –Construction [...]

Equipment Vendor Resource List

A comprehensive guide to equipment vendors.