Who Owns Your Grocery Store?

 
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"A great read! Full of energy and eyes-wide-open hope. In an era of extreme economic concentration, Jon Steinman awakens us to elements of an arising democratic economy, hidden in plain sight. Grocery Story is, above all, an empowering tale we need now more than ever.”

Frances Moore Lappé, Author of Diet for a Small Planet, and, most recently coauthor of Daring Democracy

Grocery Story should be required reading for anyone helping to organize a new food co-op and everyone who cares at all about their food.”

Stuart Reid, Executive Director, Food Co-op Initiative (FCI)

“Steinman skillfully blends the history of food retailing with contemporary examples to explain how cooperative food stores consistently have served as a principled alternative and moderating influence on corporate consolidation of food retailing in North America.”

John Ikerd, Professor Emeritus of Agricultural Economics, University of Missouri-Columbia

 
 

“On par with Fast Food Nation, The Omnivore's Dilemma, In Defense of Food.”

Ari derfel  |  general manager |  Kootenay co-op

 
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“A pleasure to read and a superb book crammed with valuable information, stories and analysis. Very much needed.”

Tom Webb, Cooperative Management Education, Sobey School of Business, Saint Mary’s University

“This book offers an important consideration of the impact that can happen when going to the grocery store becomes an activity and not a chore, and when a grocery cart can ultimately become a vehicle for social change.”

Melissa Cohen, General Manager, Isla Vista Food Co-op

 

FOOD CO‑OP DIRECTORY

Find an existing or start-up food co-op near you

WHO OWNS YOUR GROCERY STORE?

The companies behind the banners

FOOD CO‑OP VIDEO GALLERY

Inspirational videos from the food co-op community

“WHY FOOD CO‑OPS?”

Discussion points to use in your community

WANT TO START A FOOD CO‑OP?

Resources to get you started