Consumer co-ops : essential elements of managing a food cooperative (1993)
Food cooperatives come in all shapes, sizes and temperaments -- pre-orders and stores, small and large, based around natural foods and a larger range of foods. Whatever its shape, size or temperament, a food cooperative has to meet certain challenges if it is to survive. It must effectively meet a definite set of needs, deal with external pressures, and bring together the resources and talents of its members. To be truly successful, it must do all this with a sustained sense of purpose.
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