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An interesting proposal, but one which might bar future cooperative/franchise operations, where consumers get together en masse.

The model could derive from the major Finnish grocery stores which centralize logistics, marketing, branding and marketing for supply to the local area franchisees. These existing chains profess to be cooperatives - or member-owned, with member benefits and discounts, but they actually have expensive top-down bureaucracies. I imagine a model where such a management level would be hired to provide a management service to the members - but the members would decide on strategies, including profit-sharing.

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by Sven Triloqvist on Mon Feb 13th, 2012 at 10:54:39 AM EST
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