Operating Patterns of Fruit and Vegetable Processing Cooperatives
AbstractGrowth of fruit- and vegetable-processing cooperatives slowed in the late seventies. High-growth cooperatives employed more full-time employees and more headquarters personnel than low-growth ones and organized their operations to minimize the impact of the peak season. The 14 cooperatives that were studied sold most of their products to chainstores, but the high-growth cooperatives sold a smaller proportion of their total product to chains and to Federal and State Government agencies than did the low-growth cooperatives.
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Bibliographic InfoPaper provided by United States Department of Agriculture, Rural Development Business and Cooperative Programs in its series Research Reports with number 52043.
Date of creation: 1981
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Associations; cooperatives; financial characteristics; fruits; operating features; organizational features; processing; vegetables; Agribusiness;
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