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Jan O’BrienJan O’Brien
Participant

The points made by the previous writers emphasize providing the individual coops with an opportunity to gain from working together. This is achieved by building trust. As suggested, this can be best achieved by having the retail coops participate in the marketing plan. They need to play a part in establishing the “rules” i.e. the marketing plan. Enforcing the plan by the group is also crucial and in the circumstances more difficult to achieve. An incentive such as better pricing if you take part in the branding may be effective.

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