List of cooperatives

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This is a list of notable co-operative enterprises by country. Co-operatives are business organizations owned and operated by a group of individuals for their mutual benefit.[1] For a list of Co-operative Federations, please see List of co-operative federations.



co-operative has been playing an important role in socio-economic development of Bangladesh for more than a century. Acknowledging it’s importance the Constitution of Bangladesh mandates co-operative as one of the three modes of ownership i.e., State, co-operative and Private.[4] Starting it’s journey in 1904, to raise agricultural production and rural economic advancement through production and processing services, the co-operative movement has expanded in other economic sectors like fishery, dairy, housing, micro finance and service sectors. In Bangladesh, co-operative has great opportunities in social awareness building, entrepreneurship development and community based programmes and activities. Here is a list of notable co-operative enterprises :



British Columbia[edit]


Old Market Autonomous Zone Marketing Co-op (formed in 2010) comprises the cooperatives and activist groups located in the heritage building at 91 Albert St in Winnipeg's Exchange District. It houses the following cooperatives:

New Brunswick[edit]





The United Farmers of Alberta (UFA) has over 120,000 members and with 2007 revenues of over $1.8 billion, UFA is ranked as the 37th largest business in Alberta by revenue according to Alberta Venture magazine. [1]

Alberta's credit unions are also large operations.





Tamil Nadu[edit]

Tamil Nadu state level cooperative Federations:

  • TNCUI - Tamil Nadu Cooperative Union
  • TANFED - "Tamil Nadu Cooperative Marketing Federation Limited" - TANFED is the apex body of taluk level cooperative marketing societies, it is also acts as the nodal agency for fertilizer distributions in the state along woth usual agricultural marketing activities (
  • TNCCF - "Tamilnadu Cooperative Consumer Federation": TNCCF is the apex body of the 34 district cooperative wholesales stores, coordinating consumer business activities
  • TCHF - "Tamil Nadu Cooperative Housing Federation" - TCHF is the federation of cooperative housing institutions. It extends housing credit to its member socieites
  • TNFUCB - "Tamilnadu Federation of Cooperative Urban Banks" - it is the apex body for the 121 urban cooperative banks in the state.
  • TAFCOFED - "Tamil Nadu State Apex Fisheries Cooperative Federation" - it is the apex body for the 375 fishermen cooperative societies.
  • AAVIN - "Tamilnadu Co-operative Milk Producers' Federation Limited" - is an apex body of 17 District Cooperative Milk Producers' Unions (
  • TNSCB - "Tamilnadu State Apex Co-operative Bank" - it is the apex bank for all the agricultural credit in the state, it has 23 district cooperative banks as it members. (
  • Tamil Nadu Handloom Weavers' Cooperative Society Ltd., Egmore, Chennai-8.


  • TANFED is The Tamil Nadu Cooperative Marketing Federation Limited
  • Thanjavur Cooperative Marketing Federation Limited

Co-operative Banks:

  • TNSC Bank - "Tamilnadu State Apex Co-operative Bank"
  • TNSCARD Bank - "Tamilnadu State Cooperative state Agriculture and Rural Development Bank (TNSCARDB)"
  • TAICO Bank - "Tamilnadu Industrial Cooperative Bank Limited"

District Co-operative Banks:

  • CCC Bank - Chennai Central Cooperative Bank (CCCB)
  • TCC Bank - Thanjavur Central Co-operative Bank (TCCB)

Urban Cooperative Societies

  • TUCS - "Triplicane Urban Cooperative Society Limited(TUCS)"

Employees Cooperative Societies:

  • Indian Institute of Technology Madras Employees Cooperative Thrift & Credit Society Ltd.

Sugar Co-operatives:

  • Tamil Nadu Co-operative Federation Limited
  • Ambur Co-operative Sugar Mills Limited, Vadapudupet, Vellore District. - (
  • NPKRR Co-operative Sugar Mills Limited, Thalainayar, Illanthope, Mayiladuthurai Taluk. Nagapatnam District
  • Amaravathy Co-operative Sugar Mills Limited, Krishnapuram, Udumalaipettai Taluk, Coimbatore District. - (
  • Kallakurichi - II Co-operative Sugar Mills Limited, Kachirayapalam Road, Kallakurichi, Villupuram District. (Gomuki Sugars)
  • Kallakurichi -I Co-operative Sugar Mills Limited, Moongilthuraipattu, Villupuram District.
  • Subramaniya Siva Co-operative Sugar Mills Limited, Alapuram Post, Gopalapuram, Dharmapuri District.
  • Dharmapuri District Co-operative Sugar Mills Limited,Palacode, Dharmapuri District.
  • Cheyyar Co-operative Sugar Mills Limited, Anakkavoor, Thenthandalam, Tiruvannamalai District.
  • Madurantakam Co-operative Sugar Mills Limited, Padalam, Kancheepuram District.
  • M.R. Krishnamurthy Co-operative Sugar Mills Limited, Sethiathope, Chidambaram TK, Cuddalore Dist
  • National Co-operative Sugar Mills Limited, Mettupatti Village, Alanganallur Taluk, Madurai Dist.,
  • Gummidipoondi Co-operative Sugar Mills Limited, Puduvayal, Gummidipoondi TK, Tiruvalluvar District.
  • Tirupattur Co-operative Sugar Mills Limited, Kethandapatti, Vellore District.
  • Chengalrayan Co-operative Sugar Mills Limited, Periyasevalai, Villupuram District.
  • Vellore Co-operative Sugar Mills Limited, Ammundi Village, Vellore District.
  • Salem Co-operative Sugar Mills Limited, Mohanur,Namakkal District.
  • Tiruttani Co-operative Sugar Mills Limited, Tiruvalangadu, Thiruvallur District.

Dairy Co-operatives:

  • Aavin (Tamil:ஆவின்) is the trademark of the TCMPF Limited - Tamil Nadu Co-operative Milk Producers' Federation Limited

Textile Co-operatives:

  • Co-optex is the trademark of The Tamil Nadu Handloom Weavers’ Co-operative Society Limited (Co-optex)
  • Tamil Nadu Co-operative Textile Processing Mills Limited, Erode
  • Tamil Nadu Co-operative Spinning Mills Federation Limited (TANSPIN)




  • Co-op Kobe (Japanese: コープこうべ), officially known as Consumer Co-operative Kobe, is a Kobe, Japan-based consumers' cooperative. It is the largest retail cooperative in Japan and, with over 1.2 million members, is one of the largest cooperatives in the world.




  • Dharmeshwor Saving and Credit Co-operative Limited
  • Gaindakot Saving and Credit Cooperative Society Limited, Gaindakot, Nawalparasi - website
  • Guita Saving and Cooperative Limited, Guitole, Lalitpur 8 - website
  • Gorkha Saving and Credit Co-operative Limited
  • Gurkha Millennium Multi-Purpose Cooperative Limited - website
  • IME Cooperative Service Limited - website
  • Hamro Sunalulo Saving and Credit Co-operative Limited
  • Kantipur Saving and Credit Co-operative Limited
  • Kumari Saving and Credit Co-operative Limited
  • Nawakantipur Multipurpose Co-operative Society
  • Pashupati Saving and Credit Co-Operative Limited - website
  • Sana Saving and Credit Co-operative Limited
  • Sincere Saving and Credit Co-operative Limited

Other Bodies[edit]

  • National Cooperative Development Board, Hattiban, Lalitpr - website
  • Sahakari Info - website

New Zealand[edit]


  • St.Jude Multi Purpose Cooperative [6] a multi-purpose cooperative in Lucena City, Cagayan, Philippines established in 1967.
  • First Community Cooperative, the first cooperative in Mindanao.
  • Red Root Artists Cooperative
  • BOAZ Transport Service Cooperative
  • Lighthouse Cooperative, a multi-purpose cooperative in Tuguegarao City, Cagayan, Philippines established in 1998.
  • Kabayanihan Multi-Purpose Cooperative - A cooperative owned and organized by Employees of Al Othman Group
  • Tagum Cooperative- a cooperative from Tagum City with 9 Branches and 1 Business Center in Region XI
  • United Sugar Planters in Davao del Sur Multi-Purpose Cooperative
  • Digos Market Vendors Multi-Purpose Cooperative - Digos City, Davao del Sur
  • Cooperative of Agrarian Reform Employees
  • Davao del Sur Electric Cooperative
  • CKOM - Cebu Kawayan Osmeña Manalili Multipurpose Cooperative in Cebu
  • CLIMBS Life & General Insurance Cooperative - The only life and nonlife Insurance cooperative based in Cagayan de Oro City,
  • GMA-7 Employees Multi-Purpose Cooperative
  • Paglaum Multi-Purpose Cooperative-Eastern Looc, Plaridel, Misamis Occidental 7209 Tel No. 0883448633
  • F2S Multi-Purpose Cooperative - Aparente St., Prk. Malakas, General Santos City Tel No. (083)552-2221





United Kingdom, Channel Islands and Isle of Man[edit]

Football and rugby union supporters' trusts are incorporated as co-operatives of supporters. Several own the football club outright and many hold equity in the club.

United States[edit]


Kenya has the strongest Co-operative movement in the world. In Africa its ranked number 1. Many Kenyan Co-operatives were started in the early 1960s and mainly because of Farming the was[clarification needed] being embraced after the British left the newly independent country. Kenyans formed co-operatives so that they could buy large chunks of land from the British farmers as well as market their produce. Below are some of the largest co-operatives in Kenya.

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