Food Co-ops Thrive in Economic Downturn

By Howard Weiss-Tisman, Originally Posted at the Brattleboro Reformer

“When economic times are hard, people want to band together to achieve their economic goals. It’s hard to say why it happens, but when people feel powerless, in a political sense, they want to find a way to exercise their power, and co-ops do that. A big company is not going to come in and buy a co-op. We are not going away. We are here for the long haul.”

~ Brattleboro Food Co-op General Manager Alex Gyori

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