“To Be Happy, to Achieve Solidarity” The Roots of the New Cuban Co-op Revolution

By Gail Graham, Rebecca Torpie 180 Sept-Oct 2015 A lot has changed in Cuba since the July 2014 visit by U.S. cooperators, reported in these pages by Stuart Reid (CG#175, Nov.¬Dec. 2014). A few of us couldn’t resist jumping on a recent opportunity to explore the new Cuban cooperative initiative. So, [...]

By |October 23rd, 2015|Categories: Articles, Cooperative Grocer|Tags: , |

Co-op Success Locally & Globally Takes Investment to Move Ideas to Action

When a person calls herself an “eternal evangelist” for the co-op movement, you might worry for a moment that you’re in for a serious talk. But Dame Pauline Green, the president of the International Cooperative Alliance (ICA), is upbeat and accessible, a smart and stimulating conversationalist who demonstrates a compelling [...]

By |January 1st, 2015|Categories: Solutions|Tags: , |

Blueprint for a Co-operative Decade

By Marilyn Scholl, Art Sherwood 170 January - February 2014 The Blueprint for a Cooperative Decade is the overarching agenda for the ICA, its members, and the cooperative movement. It is a five-point plan with individual strategies: Elevate participation within membership and governance to a new level. Position cooperatives as [...]

The Co-operative Decade: What Will YOU Do?

Dame Pauline Green, President International Cooperative Alliance, United Kingdom   Dame Green takes us through the key components of the Cooperative Decade, as laid out in the ICA's Blueprint For a Cooperative Decade and challenges cooperators to take action to make the vision for 2020 a success.

Co-op Connections II

Paul Hazen, CEO, National Cooperative Business Association (and UN International Year of the Cooperative) Charles Gould, Director General, International Cooperative Alliance Robynn Shrader, CEO, National Cooperative Grocers Association (and NCGA DC) Stuart Reid, Executive Director,  Food Co-op Initiative Marilyn Scholl, Manager, CDS Consulting Co-op Kevin Edberg, Executive Director, Cooperative Development Services (and Cooperation Works)   Watch [...]

Co-op Study Tours: Advancing Local and International Cooperation

This year CBLD is introducing two co-op study tours in partnership with the National Cooperative Business Association (NCBA) and St. Mary’s University Master of Management Cooperatives and Credit Union (MMCCU) program. These study tours are meant to give directors an opportunity to learn about others and see their own cooperatives [...]

By |March 2nd, 2011|Categories: Connections|Tags: , |

Co-op Connections

Panelists: Paul Hazen, CEO, National Cooperative Business Association (and UN International Year of the Cooperative) Charles Gould, Director General, International Cooperative Alliance Robynn Shrader, CEO, National Cooperative Grocers Association (and NCGA DC) Stuart Reid, Executive Director,  Food Co-op Initiative Marilyn Scholl, Manager, CDS Consulting Co-op Kevin Edberg, Executive Director, Cooperative [...]

Developing Sustainable Food Systems

Most retail experts have predicted for years that grocery competition will only intensify in dynamic retail environments. What will your co-op do to stand out amongst the competition? In most cases rivals have already staked out or taken hold of “fresh,” “natural,” “organic,” and “local” in the marketplace. Co-op ownership [...]

By |March 30th, 2007|Categories: Solutions|Tags: , |

Rebating Superdividends to Members in the UK

West Midlands Co-operative Society (WM) and Oxford, Swindon & Gloucester Co-operative Society (OSG) have recently merged to create the fourth largest co-operative society in the UK: The Midcounties Co-operative. They currently operate co-operative funeral services, co-operative childcare, retail stores, travel agencies, post offices and Motorworld. Superdividend has revolutionized the membership [...]

By |January 30th, 2006|Categories: Solutions|Tags: , |