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GRID Magazine Features Philly Coops This Month

September 11, 2015

It’s time for cooperatively-owned businesses to remake the face of capitalism

by Marilyn Anthony

There are 30,000 cooperatives in the United States with over 120 million members, nearly one in three Americans, yet most of us don’t understand the basics of this business model, even if we’re buying from them. Anyone who has ever picked up a jar of Ocean Spray juice or went camping with gear bought by REI has supported a co-op, with little or no thought about the fact the the model has direct ties to Benjamin Franklin and Philadelphia, and that it’s rooted in 18th and 19th century economic and social justice movements. (Continue reading…to see what our own Alex Moss has to say about coops!)