Started by Tiffany Determan, Elk River Area Food Coop, Elk River, MN, on Fri 21 Aug 2015 - Last comment 1 week 6 days ago
We are in the organizing stage and looking for an attorney to review and provide advice on our articles of incorporation and our share options. Does anyone have any that they would reccomend? Your help is very much appreciated!!
We have been very lenient up until this point and are now considering the following options: imposing a fee to cover our costs for processing/following up with a bounced check, only accepting local checks (from our city/region), not accepting checks, whether to turn person over to police if the check bounces multiple checks (at what point do we turn the person in to the authorities), banning bounced check person from future checks and/or store. Read more »
Started by Gretchen Tucker, Gretchen Tucker, HR Generalist , on Fri 3 Jul 2015
Dear CGN General Group,
Our Co-op is currently undergoing a companywide SOP project. I had a few questions about drafting and editing SOPs. What formats have you used in compiling and drafting SOPs? What is your revision process for SOPs? Do you have any other helpful suggestions for SOPs projects?
Started by Jake Smith, Front End Coordinator, Mariposa Food Co-op, Philadelphia, PA, on Thu 25 Jun 2015 - Last comment 9 weeks 6 days ago
Hello all! Our West Philadelphia Co-op (Mariposa) is about to undergo a Front End reset/redesign and we're getting all new checkstands built custom and all kinds of exciting things, I was wondering if anyone had any suggestions about what material we should use for the countertops at the register. We have had marble for awhile and is proving to not be great.
Even if you could just say something like "this is what we're using at our store, and we like it/dislike it because...."
Started by Sheila Herbert, C0-Manager, Fiddleheads Food Coop, New London, CT, on Wed 10 Jun 2015 - Last comment 10 weeks 4 days ago
Fiddleheads would like some comparable data on Paid Time Off for co-ops similar in size to us (Sales ~$3.3m). Do you do PTO on an accrual basis? How much? Do you do vacation time and sick time separately?
Started by Ellen Anthony, Bulk Coordinator, on Tue 19 May 2015
We had been getting thes yummies from Simple Foods in Tonawanda, NY for a few years, but Karen, the owner retired and sold the company to Sharon. Sharon changed the name of the company to Pure Health Foods, removed the message from the phone, said they would be back in production in a few weeks (this was in March), now she doesn't answer, hasn't called with expected delivery schedule, etc.
Do you carry carob rice cakes, and if so, can you hook me up, please?
Started by Lucy Georgeff, Finance Manager, Springfield Co-op, Springfield, VT, on Thu 21 Aug 2014
As we grow, we're starting to get more business buying from us. Still pretty small at this point (apples for their staff, lunches, etc), but I want to start setting up our accounts receivable right. We currently assign a business account in CoPOS, then allow them to charge on an IOU account. We don't have any standard terms or contracts, but I'd like to get something in writing. Can anyone share how your AR is set up? And any advice for starting out?