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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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Research published in January by the Wales Co-operative Centre showed co-operatives in Wales generate an income of over pounds 1billion a year and offer a tried and tested way of developing a more sustainable economy, whilst tackling unemployment and inequality.
Between them they have nearly one billion members and more than three billion people secure their livelihoods through co-operatives.
THE Co-operative Group is stepping up its backing of member-owned enterprises by supporting a new co-operative business every day in 2011.
Housing co-operatives have deep historical roots and a record of achievement in developing locally-controlled housing, communities that care for each other, and old-fashioned neighbourliness, which have been replicated around the world.
The two co-op boards have also announced that the new society's enlarged Trading Group would be headed by Peter Marks, currently chief executive of United Co-operatives, with David Anderson continuing as chief executive of Co-operative Financial Services, the Group's financial arm which embraces the Co-operative Bank and Co-operative Insurance.
From humble beginnings in a Hartlepool back bedroom, Young Co-operatives is fast becoming a national success story.
Saskatoon : Centre for the Study of Co-operatives, University of Saskatchewan.
On Friday a circus troupe toured Welsh towns to promote the concept of co-operatives and the transformations the organisations have made possible.
The National Association of Hungarian Farmers' Societies and Co-operatives (MAGOSZ) and the Lithuanian Association of Agricultural Companies (LZUBA) joined both the farming group COPA and the co-operatives' organisation COGECA.
The Co-operative Advantage is a radical, even challenging report, combining penetrating analysis of co-operatives' financial performance with a critique of its social role, and its authors are clearly anxious about how the movement will receive it.
The lender is not the only party that may have a security interest in the co-operatives shares and proprietary lease.
From that first successful and selfdefined co-operative, thousands of co-operatives have been created around the world.