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Alpine Lumber 

Growth rarely comes without growing pains, especially in the Darwinian world of retail. One of the major challenges for any successful business is managing growth by planning and executing effective strategies. 
Author: Emerson, Dan
Pub. Date: 2005-10-01

Client Profile: Gems N' Loans 

In 1993, Mack Hembree, a successful real estate businessman, was invited to invest in opening a business that he had some commonly held reservations about. The business was a pawn shop... By fostering and aligning employee satisfaction, collaboration, and commitment at every level, Mack has developed an ownership culture that differentiates Gems N’ Loans from its peers and has been instrumental in the company’s success.  
Author: Martín, Luis Rodríguez
Pub. Date: 2016-03-04

Collaboration That Goes beyond Co-Op-Eration: It’s Not Just ‘‘If’’ but ‘‘How’’ Sharing Occurs That Makes the Difference 

Equal Exchange is a cooperative organization that taps into the full capacities of everyone involved in a socially responsible way. This article describes how it has used the wisdom of its multiple stakeholders to create a collaborative community, to be profitable, and to have significant positive impact on people's lives and the environment in approximately 20 countries. 
Author: Shipper, Frank; Manz, Charles C.; Manz, Karen P.; Harris, Benita W.
Pub. Date: 2013-04-01

Finland's S Group: Competing with a Cooperative Approach to Retail  

The case looks at the two dominant Finnish retailers: S Group and Kesko. The case requires that students consider sources of competitive advantage that arise from the companies' markedly different business models. 
Author: Casadesus-Masanell, Ramon; Khanna, Tarun; Skurnik, Samuli; Mitchell, Jordan
Pub. Date: 2010-03-08

How Equal Exchange Aligns Our Capital with Our Mission 

In the wake of this cooperative’s recently concluded $4M stock offering, Equal Exchange created a single document that explains all of our unorthodox capital model… 
Author: Fireside, Dan; North, Rodney
Pub. Date: 2015-05-29

Howard Schultz (A, B) 

In the late 1980s Howard Schultz led the Starbucks Coffee Co. to explosive growth, transforming a small whole-bean coffee company into a national retail power. Starbucks success hinged on its reputation for quality and personal service... 
Author: Pearce, Nicole; Meyer, Kathleen A.
Pub. Date: 1994-01-01

Hy-Vee’s Winning Ways 

Here’s why Hy-Vee is successful as a chain and as a marketer of its private brands: Location, Ownership, Organization, Brands, Promotion and Customer Focus. 
Author: Rubow, Steven
Pub. Date: 2007-01-01

John Lewis Partnership 

The John Lewis Partnership (JLP) is one of the UK’s most profitable retailers – sales grew by 6.3% and pre-tax profit by 18.7% in the year to 27 January 2008. Its success owes much to the co-ownership principles of its founder, John Spedan Lewis, who handed over control and ownership in two trust settlements in the last century. 
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Pub. Date: 2009-01-01

Maui Divers of Hawaii 

Maui Divers established its employee ownership plan in 1997. Maui Divers store managers/employee owners embrace the business as their own. Although the final decision belongs to the company management team, store managers excel in increasing sales and they continuously come up with business plans in order to make the business better.  
Author: Daniel, Shirley J.; Tekin, Ozge
Pub. Date: 2010-03-11

McKay Nursery Company (A, B) 

McKay Nursery Co., founded in 1897 in Waterloo, WI, had a longstanding history of commitment to employees. The close-knit organization was a pioneer in the agricultural industry of several employee-friendly policies. But in the early 1980s, as McKay's owners grew older and senior management neared retirement, the next generation of managers feared for the future of the profitable, debt-free company... 
Author: Meyer, Kathleen A.; Pochop, Laura; Weiss, Stephanie
Pub. Date: 1996-12-30

Staples, Inc. 

Staples’ management believes strongly that sharing equity with employees is an integral part of the company’s compensation program because it allows them to attract, retain, and reward employees who contribute to longterm success. 
Author: The National Center for Employee Ownership
Pub. Date: 2008-09-01

Starbucks Coffee Company 


Author: Stanley, Alison; Argenti, Paul A.
Pub. Date: 2002-01-01

Wawa Inc. 

The Wawa associates have an ESOP which plays a key role in Wawa's culture of ownership. This case explores the role of incentives and levers of control to create a successful retail chain. 
Author: McGarvie, Blythe J.; Campbell, Dennis; Stack, Kristin
Pub. Date: 2014-06-30