Consum is the biggest cooperative in the Spanish Mediterranean arch, operating in the commercial distribution sector through Consum and Consum Basic supermarkets and Charter franchises. It is made up of worker-members and customer-members, and as a polyvalent coop-erative these members share in the capital, the management and the profits, as its owners.
In 1975, a group of Spanish citrus fruit cooperatives joined forces in order to expand their product range, reach new markets and improve their bargaining power with large-scale distributors. They set up Anecoop, a second-tier cooperative or cooperative of cooperatives. Today Anecoop is the Mediterranean’s leading fruit and vegetable producer; the Spanish leader in marketing […]
CUFA operates with the goal of helping people lift themselves out of poverty. Instead of giving hand outs we work to provide the skills, knowledge and resources required for people to break out of poverty whilst offering ongoing support. CUFAs work involves developing and supporting financial cooperatives in communities that previously had little or no […]
Southeastern Haiti Savings, Housing and Small Business Credit Co-op (CEL-CPME SE) was launched in Jacmel on 4 December 2011. Co-op members use to say they are the first positive and organized response of Haitis civil society to the earthquake. It aims to mobilize the savings of co-op members to provide cheap loans, since commercial banks […]
Fonus economic association was founded in order to promote an ethical practice within funeral services and deliverance at moderate prices. With subsidiaries in Sweden and Norway, Fonus, besides certified funeral services, operates in family law and we are accordingly able to attend to our customers throughout their lives. The unique cooperative ownership gives members insight […]
The name ACDI/VOCA dates back to the 1997 merger of Agricultural Cooperative Development International and Volunteers in Overseas Cooperative Assistance. Both were nonprofit international economic development organizations founded by the U.S. cooperative community. The organization helped develop cooperatives around the world that reflected the merits of joint ownership, democratic governance and economic advantage. Today ACDI/VOCA […]
Coopamare (Cooperativa de Catadores Autônomos de Papel, Aparas e Materiais Reaproveitáveis) is a worker cooperative is São Paulo that was formed in 1989 with 80 informal waste collectors – catadores. Today the cooperative runs a successful recycling business providing services to individuals and businesses. Coopamare now has 80 affiliated catadores and 120 who pass by […]
MADEinSCOP is a multi-channel hub which links 200 co-operatives in the communication sector. We make the link between clients who need to communicate and our network of Communication Co-operatives. We’ve got skills in every field of communication, we’ve got human values, we believe in another way of doing business, that’s why we are SCOP.
CoBank is a national cooperative bank serving vital industries across rural America. The bank provides loans, leases, export financing and other financial services to agribusinesses and rural power, water and communications providers in all 50 states. CoBank is a member of the Farm Credit System, a nationwide network of banks and retail lending associations chartered […]
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