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Stuart Reid

Stuart Reid is the Executive Director of Food Co-op Initiative, a non-profit foundation providing technical assistance, information and resources to groups organizing new retail food co-ops across the United States. Previously, he served as the Food Co-op Development Specialist for Food Co-op 500, the pilot project that grew into FCI. Stuart has an extensive background working with retail food cooperatives, co-op wholesalers, and support organizations.

 
Sessions led by this presenter:
Knee-jerk reactions! Cowering! Over the top appeasement! Emotional decision making! These are just some of the natural, human reactions to unexpected strife and bad news. As the board of a...
This is the moment you’ve been waiting for - the GM is hired and has arrived on the job, it’s time for the handoff! There are few more exciting moments...
This workshop will explain the mysteries of a formal business plan. Learn what it is, why you need it, and where to get the information you need to create it...
In the last 11 years over 70 % of the new food co-ops that opened are still in business. That is a remarkable success rate, but it still means 3...
Non-profits have been founding startup food co-ops, especially in low income communities, for years now here and there, but it became a trend all over the country just in the...
Low-income urban communities and, in particular, communities of color have often faced discrimination and bias when seeking financing for business ventures. This panel of co-op lenders will discuss how they...

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