Report on the 7/27 General Meeting

GM Reacts to Holtz Suspension, Debates Coop Mask Requirement By Hayley Gorenberg COVID-19 controversies dominated the July General Meeting, from the first moments of the freeform Open Forum to the discussion on whether the Coop should continue requiring masks. Several members used the Open Forum to assert their opposition to the Coop’s requirement that members—as […]

a photo-illustration showing a blurry crowded shopping floor

Moodometer: The Return of Crowded Aisles

By Miranda Purves On a recent July Sunday afternoon outside the dear old Coop, things were feeling positively Sesame Street. Receiving workers paused to chat with friends, walkers sauntered in with carts, and children celebrating a birthday party raced into the foyer to find a scavenger-hunt clue. Suddenly, the mood darkened. “I was in line, […]

COOP Shoppers and Buyers Feel Impact of Surging Food Prices

By Leila Darabi On a recent Tuesday evening in August, Coop member Sabrina Ramos stood in front of the cereal shelves in aisle seven, comparing her granola options. Any other week she might have made her own, but in 95-degree weather, she had dropped by the Coop to avoid turning on the oven at home. […]

Illustration by Olexa Hewryk showing discarded food transforming into a blue flame

Are Biodigesters The Next Frontier in Food Waste?

By John B. Thomas Managing our waste streams in ways that don’t pollute the planet is a fundamental challenge for New York City and the Coop. New York City sends 4 million tons of waste to landfills every year, a third of which is food waste. This food waste decomposes in landfills to produce methane, a potent […]

A sign at the entrance to the PSFC, indicating the start of the line to enter the store.

Flash of Inspiration or Irritation? New ‘Next Member’ LED Sign Sparks Confusion

By Sara Ivry There it is, flashing in green neon, affixed to the glass just inside the Coop’s vestibule. To some, it is reminiscent of neon signs advertising beer at all-night groceries, beckoning thirsty customers who may or may not notice it or even need it as a reminder. The sign, of course, is not […]


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