Advertising rates

The Magazine:

  • Full Color, 70# Satin Enamel Text
  • Distribution Dates for 2018:
    • Fall Issue – October 21-31
  • 14,000 free copies distributed throughout the co-op natural food system
  • 35+ copies sent to over 380 co-op natural food stores

Magazine Content:

  • Articles about co-ops and their local and international community outreaches
  • Condensed Directory Listing of all co-op natural food stores across the country
  • National Map of all co-op natural food stores

The Website: 

  • Features Co-op Community Activities
  • Free Link to Advertisers
  • Lists Ad Specs & Transmission Instructions

Ad Rates 2018

NEW! Online ads 2018:
Our websites have been upgraded and for print advertisers who commit to fall 2018 we will include a free online ad on both sites:  &

  • commit before July 1st = 6 months of online ads free (run from Oct 1, 2018 – April 1, 2019.)
  • commit before August 1st = 3 months of online ads free (run from Oct 1, 2018 – January 1, 2019.)

These advertisements will be a 250×250 banner ad in rotation with all other advertisers. These banner ads will also link to your website.

Ad pricing for The Co-op Spirit Magazine:

Full Page Inside7.5” x 10”$1,250
1/2 Page7.5” x 4.9”$700
1/4 Page3.7” x 4.9”$375
Inside Covers - Full Page7.5” x 10”$1,450
Inside Covers - Half Page7.5” x 4.9”$825
Back Cover - Full Page7.5” x 10”$1,750

2018 Ad schedule:

Place Ads : Contact George Keller at – georgekeller (at)
Reserve your space by: September 1

Send Ads Files to: Hilary Baumann at – hbaumann (at)
Files due by:  September 15

Flyer/Catalog insert in The Co-Op Spirit Magazine:

  • Flyer: $ 250 (20% discount if placed w/ad)
  • Catalog: Call for Quote

Your flyer or catalog will be included in the mailing to over 380 co-op stores. Fall 2018 deadline for flyers: Send 400 copies of your Flyer to The Co-op Spirit Magazine by October 1, 2018

Advertising file specs:

Preferred file formats are:  PDF, tiff, or eps.
If using Adobe products to create PDF files, please look for the “PDF/X-1a:2001” option.

File resolution: Make sure all files are at least 300 dpi and the correct ad size in inches. Please do not pull images from your website in order to create your ad – it will be “fuzzy.”

Fonts: We prefer that you rasterize or convert all fonts to outlines. If you are creating a PDF, make sure you either complete that process first or include/embed all fonts… just in case.

Compression for e-mail: Please make sure all tiff and eps files are compressed as zip files before sending them via e-mail. Pdf files can be sent without additional compression.

If you use Dropbox or Google Drive (and a few other storage options), please feel free to send a link to the file that way instead of emailing it.