Social Media

Getting on the Train: Social media and co-op boards

By Holly Fearing 185 July-Aug 2016 Picture this: A person stands on the platform of a train station, and as a train passes through the station she flashes a bright message, hoping everyone on the train will see it. On a second train, as it passes to the next station [...]

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 how they can combat declining sales while not investing an arm and a leg in store labor and operations. Taking a look at the changing [...]

What We Learned From Bitter Zucchini

Just because a zucchini plant happens to grow in your garden doesn't mean it will taste like one. Sometimes a wild variety spontaneously gets in and left unchecked, it will take off in all directions only to produce something terribly bitter and completely unpalatable. Much like this rogue zucchini, communications or social [...]