Margins and mark-ups are very different. There is a tendency amongst the uninitiated to use the terms interchangeably, but this is not a good idea.
Food Co-op buttons are a simple, elegant, and sharable marketing tool for your co-op, even before you open the doors!
This guide covers the basic steps to start a co-operative. It's aimed at groups starting either co-op businesses or non-profit co-ops. The Guide to Setting up a Co-operative contains general information about the Co-operative Corporations Act and basic financial matters. It is only an
Individual co-ops are stronger when they work together. A secondary co-operative is a co-operative business democratically controlled by its members, all of whom are themselves co-operatives and share certain aims or values in common. The secondary co-operative can be a way for
Linked with the growing power of retailers, European farmers have gradually lost control over supply chains. The resulting pressure on producer prices and the decline in policy support underpin the need for collective action among farmers. Co-operative initiatives in production,