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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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The centre has taken on new personnel to provide development and training services to new and existing co-operatively structured enterprises in Ceredigion, Carmarthen and Pembrokeshire.
The grant, under the DTI's Coal Investment Aid Scheme will provide co-operatively owned Tower with funding to invest in the pit for the future.
To work co-operatively to maximise the ability of each member organisation to fulfil its role in promoting the well being of older people.
All existing and potential providers should be ready to work creatively and co-operatively in providing for learning needs.
"This means a drive for quality, for finding niche markets, for encouraging local sourcing by the big retailers and food processors, by increasing the number of smaller abattoirs and, I think, by encouraging farmers to come together and work more co-operatively to reduce their own costs, increase their bargaining powers and increase the economies of scale."