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Dream Weavers

Dream Weavers

Cooperatives trace their roots to Scottish basket makers October 2022 In honor of National Co-op Month, it’s instructive to take a look at the roots of the cooperative...

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The Biggest Little Co-op
The Biggest Little Co-op

The Biggest Little Co-op

The Adamant Co-op in Vermont, is part grocery store, part community center, part music venue and there’s even a post office thrown in, to boot.

A Cooperative Fish Story

A Cooperative Fish Story

The principle behind the Korean National Federation of Fisheries Cooperative is simple: “One person works for ten thousand people and ten thousand people work for one.”

A Solutions Cooperative

A Solutions Cooperative

You’ve probably heard the jingle dozens of times — “Ace is the place.” And Ace Hardware is indeed the place for many shoppers looking for home improvement or gardening shoppers

A Slithering Business

A Slithering Business

Some cooperatives supply financial services, sell food or provide energy. The Irula Snake Catchers Industrial Cooperative Society has a different take. Its members catch poisonous snakes, such as spectacled cobras and Russell’s vipers, extract the venom for medicinal use and return the snakes into the wild.

Juicing the Co-op Movement

Juicing the Co-op Movement

Marcus Urann preferred to tromp through cranberry bogs than practice law. Think of that every time you wheel your cart down the juice aisle of a supermarket.

The Largest Co-op Tackles COVID

The Largest Co-op Tackles COVID

Since 1967, the Indian Farmers Fertiliser Cooperative has been providing soil nutrients and promoting agricultural productivity in the world’s most populous democracy.