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cooperative

noun Vox populi An organization whose members share purchasing clout, resources or other materials. See Health insurance purchasing.
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Co-operative enterprises have a distinctive role to play in their communities and can do this whilst maintaining high standards in employment and in their relations with stake holders.
There has been a near 10% increase in UK co-operative enterprises in recent years, rising from 5,450 in 2010 to almost 6,000.
The Daily Post recently reported how there has been a near 10% increase in UK co-operative enterprises over the past two years, up from 5,450 in 2010 to approaching 6,000, with a combined membership of 13.
Co-operative enterprises should be developed in the major industrial, agricultural, housing and recreational areas.
The 394 co-operative enterprises in Wales have a combined turnover of pounds 1.
Social and co-operative enterprises assisted by SES (formerly known as SCOERC) now employ over 400 workers in full- and part-time employment, and have a collective turnover exceeding pounds 5m up to June 2002.
In New Zealand, 22% of the country's wealth is generated by co-operative enterprises, especially in the food industry where they have 95% of the export dairy market and 70% of the meat market.

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