Co-Operative Stores; Their History, Organization, and Management

Co-Operative Stores; Their History, Organization, and Management

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1877 edition. Excerpt: ...method has led to good results. Particularly with bread, the producer can afford to allow a considerable discount as a consideration for the large and steady sales resulting from his business intercourse with the society. In 1865 the General Co-operative Society of Berlin did a ticket-trade of 14,694 thalers. Of this amount, 3,448 thalers was for bread, on which there was a discount of 568 thalers. The bakers made an agreement to deliver the bread at the members' houses, and allow a discount of about sixteen per cent. For fuel (principally coke from the city gas-works), there was paid 3,312 thalers, with a discount of over 78 thalers. The remaining 7,934 thalers was for meat (with from 6f to 8 J per cent. discount), groceries (4 per cent.), trimmings and linen goods (4 to 6 per cent.), cloths (6 per cent.), trade at eating-houses, bookbinders, hatters (8-per cent.), &c., &c. The members of the United Berlin Societies now procure coke directly from the city gas-works, by tickets, at 25 per cent. discount. II. Commission-trade is often carried on by the societies, in furnishing its members with a winter's supply of fuel. The coal can be brought from the mine by railroad, and as it passes through no intermediate hands, a large advantage may be thus secured. The Dusseldorf Society supplies its members in this way, by the car-load, at nearly the same price which it costs at the mine. Sometimes the co-operative societies find opportunity to make special bargains at their own risk, without the use of their store or warehouse. Thus, for example, a ship's cargo of coal was bought in Magdeburg, and sold to the members, in small parcels, directly from the vessel. III. Store-trade.--The commodities which have proved to be moslt. advantageous...show more

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  • 189 x 246 x 2mm | 95g
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  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236854616
  • 9781236854612