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Our comprehensive guide for groups starting a retail food co-op, with steps, case studies, templates, and more for every stage from organizing to implementation.
Looking for a food co-op forming near you? FCI maintains this map of new retail food co-ops under development in the U.S.
Review this webinar for a great intro to the startup process, and learn what you should start doing right now—and what you shouldn’t. Find the path that works.
A quick reference for the first steps of getting started. Good companion to Let’s Start a Food Co-op video.
Add your own co-op story to this PowerPoint set: These slides work well for community informational meetings.
Webinar features the GM of Outpost Natural Foods telling the co-op story from its start in the 1970’s to the present. Outpost learned as it grew, and is a major advocate for all food co-ops.
Featuring: incorporation, equity, liability & more. With Thane Joyal & Ben Sandel of CDS Consulting Co-op.
This webinar reviews the startup steps of River Valley Co-op in Northampton, MA, which opened in June 2009.
The comprehensive guide to community and member surveys . Pairs with the survey template that you can adapt or use for inspiration.
Cooperative Grocer Magazine article featuring East Aurora and Bisman food co-ops, by Stuart Reid in Sept-Oct 2016.