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National Co-op Development Act Proposed

The National Cooperative Development Act of 2011 needs the support of the public and members of Congress – see  The bill promotes job creation and economic...

06 Feb 2013 • Endcap Articles
National Organic Coalition Responds to Harvey Rulings
by Robynn Shrader

The Harvey v. Veneman lawsuit and its implications for the organic community have been the focus of many meetings and discussions in recent weeks among the National Cooperative Grocers Association...

21 Jan 2009 #118 May - June - 2005
Natural Food Training
by Nancy O'Connor

Twelve Community Mercantile employees gather around a big table in the co-op’s community room. We’re sharing a meal of baked tofu, steaming hot kale, three different kinds of baked winter squash,...

16 Mar 2004 #111 March - April - 2004
Natural/Organic Industry Outlook
by George Southworth

Many of the market trends that have been discussed by cooperatives in this magazine and other forums are coming true, but with a stunning ferocity and speed. This article examines...

08 Jan 2004 #096 September - October - 2001
Naturally Northwest
by Brian Schaeperkoetter

PCC Natural Markets Sprouts Urban Flagship Store

07 Jan 2004 #108 September - October - 2003
NCBA Trip to Singapore and Indonesia
by Bob Noble

This past October I participated in the biennial General Assembly of the International Cooperative Alliance (ICA) in Singapore, followed by a tour of coffee and micro-finance cooperatives in North...

19 Jan 2009 #134 Jan - Feb - 2008
NCG Focuses on WIC
by Allie Mentzer

National Co+op Grocers (NCG) has been focusing attention on the WIC (Women, Infants, and Children) program while the federal legislation that governs the program, the Child Nutrition...

03 Jun 2015 #178 May-June 2015
NCGA and Wedge Co-op Honored with dotCoop Awards
by Dave Gutknecht

On November 18, dotCoop, the sponsor of the .coop domain name, announced its first Global Awards for Cooperative Excellence. The winners Indian Farmers Fertiliser Cooperative Ltd. , a ­fertilizer...

31 Dec 2009 #146 January - February - 2010
NCGA Board Envisions Big Picture
by Robynn Shrader

The National Cooperative Grocers Association board of directors met recently to build a framework and long-term vision for the organization, as we move into our second full year...

08 Jan 2004 #092 January - February - 2001
NCGA Debuts Co+op Kitchen Videos
by National Co+op Grocers

When it comes to cooking at home, choosing the right ingredients and understanding basic kitchen skills can make the difference between a good meal and an amazing one. In the National Cooperative...

03 Jun 2013 #166 May-June 2013
NCGA Development Advisors Help Co-ops Prepare for Growth
by Mandy Makinen

In late 2012, National Cooperative Grocers Association (NCGA) launched a new service designed to assist its member and associate co-ops in preparing for growth. Two development advisor positions...

25 Mar 2014 #171 March-April 2014
NCGA Development Cooperative Addresses Growing Demand
by C.E. Pugh


17 Nov 2011 #157 November - December - 2011
NCGA Expands Development Focus
by C.E. Pugh

The "Healthy Foods, Healthy Communities" independent study of the social, economic, and environmental benefits of food co-ops, recently released by the National Cooperative Grocers...

11 Apr 2013 #165 April 2013
NCGA Expands Fresh and Regional Support
by C.E. Pugh

At its 2013 fall meeting in Seattle, the National Cooperative Grocers Association’s (NCGA) designated representatives prioritized several areas in which NCGA could help fuel a strong and...

29 May 2014 #172 May-June 2014
NCGA Focused on Realizing National Potential
by The NCG Board Of DirectorsNCGA Focused on Realizing National Potential
07 Jan 2004 #106 May - June - 2003
NCGA Joins Organic Trade Association Leadership Circle, Comments on Co-op Distribution
by Robynn Shrader

The National Cooperative Grocers Association (NCGA) proudly joins the Organic Trade Association this year as a Leadership Circle investor to the 2004 Annual Fund Campaign. This illustrates one of...

16 Mar 2004 #111 March - April - 2004
NCGA Launches New Program to Support Co-op Sustainability
by Sheila Samuelson

George Carlin may have had it right. For billions of years, Earth has been resilient during an onslaught of asteroids, volcanoes, floods, droughts, ice ages, heat waves, overpopulations,...

19 Nov 2014 #174 September-October 2014
by Dave Gutknecht

In late September the National Cooperative Grocers Association (NCGA) announced that Don McLemore has been named chief executive officer. McLemore has more than 25 years of leadership in...

11 Feb 2005 #115 November - December - 2004
NCGA Partners with Retailers in Organic Fraud Detection
by Kelly Smith

Shoppers are increasingly looking for healthful, ethical choices when it comes to buying food. As a result, the growth of the organic food industry continues at an incredible pace, averaging...

19 Jan 2009 #133 November - December - 2007
NCGA Responds to GE Alfalfa Deregulation
by Kelly Smith

IOWA CITY, IOWA (Jan. 28, 2011)– National Cooperative Grocers Association (NCGA) expressed disappointment with the USDA’s decision for complete deregulation of Monsanto’s Roundup Ready genetically...

01 Feb 2011 • Endcap Articles
NCGA Signs National Purchasing Agreement
by Kelly Smith

Our National Cooperative Grocers Association (NCGA) had much to celebrate at its General Assembly in Austin, Texas, this September. We welcomed new staff, commemorated developments in business...

20 Jan 2009 #127 November - December - 2006
NCGA Working to Get Organics Included in WIC Program
by John Fogarty

The Women, Infants and Children program (WIC) has been a focus of National Cooperative Grocers Association (NCGA) advocacy efforts for over a year, in an effort to ensure inclusion of organic...

04 Jun 2010 #148 May - June - 2010
Neighboring Food Co-ops Focus on Cross-Sector Collaboration
by Erbin Crowell

On a bright, beautiful February day in Putney, Vt., members of the Neighboring Food Co-op Association (NFCA) gathered at the Putney School’s Calder Hall. "It’s always a...

04 Jun 2012 #160 May - June - 2012
Network News
by StaffCCMA Conference Promises Learning, Leadership, Laughs

“Forward!” is the theme for the 2014 CCMA (Consumer Cooperative Management Association) conference, to be held June 12–14 in...

25 Mar 2014 #171 March-April 2014
New @ CGIN
by Karen Zimbelman

This year’s CCMA conference once again afforded CGIN (Cooperative Grocer’s Information Network) the chance to hold its annual meeting and report on its activities to members. This was CGIN’s...

21 Jan 2009 #120 September - October - 2005