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Co-op Cafe Philadelphia 2019

By |2019-12-18T18:11:10-05:00October 28th, 2019|

We had a great day of conversation focused on the theme Expand the Vision of “We” in Philadelphia, PA!   16 people including staff, managers and directors from 7 co-ops participated Thank you for contributing during the day – adding your insights, perspectives and quilt squares! If you’d like a full size, 31×80 Co-op Cafe Quilt from this event (it looks great!) please contact Mark Goehring. Here are the videos shown [...]

Co-op Cafe Greenfield 2019

By |2019-12-18T18:10:37-05:00October 22nd, 2019|

We had a great day of conversation focused on the theme Expand the Vision of “We” in Greenfield, MA!  39 people including staff, managers and directors from 13 co-ops participated Thank you for contributing during the day – adding your insights, perspectives and quilt squares! If you’d like a full size, 31×80 Co-op Cafe Quilt from this event (it looks great!) please contact Mark Goehring. Here are the videos shown [...]

Co-op Cafe Madison 2019

By |2019-11-21T20:23:32-05:00October 16th, 2019|

We had a great day of conversation focused on the theme Expand the Vision of “We” in Madison!  12 people including staff, managers and directors from 7 co-ops participated Thank you for contributing during the day – adding your insights, perspectives and quilt squares! If you’d like a full size, 31×80 Co-op Cafe Quilt from this event (it looks great!) please contact Mark Goehring. Here are the videos shown at the [...]

Co-op Cafe Portland 2019

By |2019-11-21T20:23:49-05:00October 16th, 2019|

We had a great day of conversation focused on the theme Expand the Vision of “We” in Portland, OR!  19 people including staff, managers and directors from 6 co-ops participated Thank you for contributing during the day – adding your insights, perspectives and quilt squares! If you’d like a full size, 31×80 Co-op Cafe Quilt from this event (it looks great!) please contact Mark Goehring. Here are the videos shown at [...]

Everyone Welcome – Delighting Customers and Building Community 2019

By |2022-01-18T10:15:28-05:00March 6th, 2019|

In this latest installment from Dave Olson, Development Director for National Co+op Grocers, he lays out the overarching mission for NCG for the next couple years. On the operations side Olson delves into the Customer Experience (CX) that co-ops offer, and how to really start thinking about all customers, not just member-owners, as the "heart of the co-op".

Community Connections, Co-op Opportunities!

By |2019-09-09T16:08:55-04:00December 7th, 2018|

Cindee Lolick, General Manager at First Alternative in Corvallis, OR shares several exciting tales of opportunities that First Alt has been given because of their deep and lasting involvement in the Corvallis community.

Partnerships: For Reflections & Expanding our Reach

By |2021-12-07T13:32:19-05:00December 7th, 2018|

Bonnie Hudspeth, in her role as Programs Manager for the Neighboring Food Co-ops Association, is here to bring you the tales of New England food co-ops SUCCESSFULLY working together to tackle the thorny issues of food insecurity, implicit bias, and the barriers we unknowingly put up around many of our food co-ops. Bonnie has several stories to share that highlight the great work being [...]

Customers, Community, and Cost: A Pathway to Success

By |2019-09-09T16:07:51-04:00December 7th, 2018|

Michael Faber, General Manager at the Monadnock Food Co-op in Keene, NH, shares his top 3 areas of improvement and growth for the success of his co-op. These are: Customer Experience (CX), Pricing, and Community Involvement. Sit back and listen to Michael share the stories and lessons from his Co-op's struggles and successes since their rocky start in 2013 to their double-digit growth and [...]

Everyone Welcome – Delighting Customers and Building Community

By |2022-01-18T10:15:51-05:00November 12th, 2018|

In this latest installment from Dave Olson, Development Director for National Co+op Grocers, he lays out the overarching mission for NCG for the next couple years. On the operations side, Olson delves into the Customer Experience (CX) that co-ps offer, and how to really start thinking about all customers, not just member-owners, as the "heart of the co-op".

The Wisdom of “Everyone Welcome?”

By |2022-01-18T10:16:10-05:00November 7th, 2018|

Jade Barker, Governance Consultant with Columinate and co-author of "Everyone Welcome?", shares some of the wisdom that she gained in working on the "Everyone Welcome?" project. In this video Jade shares some of her personal experience as a person of color in the predominantly white food co-op sector and what it has been like on her 15 years journey so far with food co-ops.

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