Viroqua Food Co+op Blog

NCG: A Powerful Advocacy Voice for Food Co-ops

Posted by VFC Marketing Team on Thu, Dec 28, 2017 @ 12:11 PM

In the Autumn Pea Soup, we wrote about the National Co+op Grocers’ (NCG) contribution to Viroqua Food Co+op’s success through collective purchasing power, competitive pricing and professional development and training.

By being a member of NCG, along with 149 other co-ops across the United States, we also have a powerful advocacy voice on food co-op issues. Co-ops truly are stronger together!

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Tags: Co-ops, NCG

How VFC Benefits from Our National Co+op Grocers Membership

Posted by Charlene Elderkin on Tue, Sep 05, 2017 @ 06:25 AM

Ask any manager at the Viroqua Food Co+op, and they will tell you: VFC would not be the successful co-op it is today were it not for our membership in the National Co+op Grocers (NCG).

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Tags: cooperatively-owned business, NCG

Principle 6 Producer Profile: La Riojana Cooperative

Posted by VFC Marketing Team on Sun, Apr 09, 2017 @ 05:55 AM

Who would have thought that one of Argentina’s largest farmer-owned cooperatives was started in a small bodega in La Rioja, Argentina? In the 1940s, a group of Italians who had experience making wine immigrated to La Rioja. They bought a bodega and started purchasing grapes from local growers to make wine. As interest grew, they started planting grape vines and La Riojana Cooperative was born.

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Tags: P6 Producers, cooperatively-owned business, NCG