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Time to extend the seven co-operative principles?

The seven co-operative principles were last updated and formally adopted by the International Co-operative Alliance in…

What lessons can the UK learn from Germany’s co-operative banking sector?

Co-operative banks make up about two thirds of all German retail banks, and have a broad…

China’s farm co-ops sow for growth

Co-operatives in China are on the rise, especially in the agricultural sector. As Chinese new year…

How co-operatives are performing in the world of digital

An international review of how the co-op sector performs in the digital world, published by Co-operative…

Do co-operatives have a competitive advantage?

Co-operatives were created for members by members, but how much do co-op leaders focus on serving…

Nine ways to work with co-operatives in other countries

Here in New Zealand, some of our co-operatives serve their member owners well through trading internationally,…

Best Western hotel cooperative: an international powerhouse

Based in Phoenix, Arizona, USA, the Best Western cooperative was founded in 1946 when M.K. Guertin,…

Cooperatives have twice the lifespan of traditional businesses

Because cooperatives use their assets to capitalize their organization, their lifespan is twice that of traditional…

Global 300 co-operatives generate $1.6 trillion revenue

Three-hundred of the world's top co-operatives have generated over $1.6 trillion, according to the Global 300…