IDEAS home Printed from
   My bibliography  Save this article

A Truly Co-Operative Venture: The Case of Co-Operative Food


  • Bob Doherty

    () (Liverpool John Moores University)


Civil society has responded to the predicament of marginalised producers by the rapid emergence of the fair trade market both within the UK and internationally. Co-operative Food is part of a larger group of diverse businesses from travel to The Co-operative Bank. The Co-op is consumer owned and democratically controlled (one member one vote) by its members, ordinary shoppers. Co-operative Food's success in mainstreaming fair trade demonstrates the important role played by social resources in ethical relationship marketing

Suggested Citation

  • Bob Doherty, 2007. "A Truly Co-Operative Venture: The Case of Co-Operative Food," Symphonya. Emerging Issues in Management, University of Milano-Bicocca, issue 2 Ethics .
  • Handle: RePEc:sym:journl:110:y:2007:i:2

    Download full text from publisher

    File URL:
    File Function: First version, 2007
    Download Restriction: no


    All material on this site has been provided by the respective publishers and authors. You can help correct errors and omissions. When requesting a correction, please mention this item's handle: RePEc:sym:journl:110:y:2007:i:2. See general information about how to correct material in RePEc.

    For technical questions regarding this item, or to correct its authors, title, abstract, bibliographic or download information, contact: (Niccolo Gordini). General contact details of provider: .

    If you have authored this item and are not yet registered with RePEc, we encourage you to do it here. This allows to link your profile to this item. It also allows you to accept potential citations to this item that we are uncertain about.

    We have no references for this item. You can help adding them by using this form .

    If you know of missing items citing this one, you can help us creating those links by adding the relevant references in the same way as above, for each refering item. If you are a registered author of this item, you may also want to check the "citations" tab in your RePEc Author Service profile, as there may be some citations waiting for confirmation.

    Please note that corrections may take a couple of weeks to filter through the various RePEc services.

    IDEAS is a RePEc service hosted by the Research Division of the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis . RePEc uses bibliographic data supplied by the respective publishers.