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Does Size Matter?

Today the think tank the New Economics Foundation (NEF) launches a new report on doubling the size of the co-operative sector, titled ‘Co-operatives Unleashed‘. As we announced back in April, the Co-operative Party commissioned this independent piece of work from the NEF because we want to see a step-change in the co-operative ... Read more

From Co-op To Co-op

From Brooklyn to Brattleboro, I just drove four and a half hours to go from co-op to co-op. In Brooklyn, it’s the Park Slope Food Co-op—one of the nation’s, and the world’s, largest. A history-making experiment in pooling resources and worker hours to access high quality food at affordable prices. Now the place has more ... Read more

Food, Coops, Capitalism

Last week, I travelled to Portland, Oregon to give a keynote presentation to the Consumer Coop Management Association—CCMA. My first experience with cooperatives had been in 1983 when I worked as a manager for the Stockton Farmers’ Market Coop. Long before the rise of the food movement, we used to sell fresh produce to the ... Read more