Co-op or Coop or COOP may refer to

  • A cooperative organization, association, or company owned by its members
  • A pen or enclosure for birds, such as a chicken coop, or slang for a prison


Types of cooperative organizations

  • Agricultural cooperative, also known as a farmers' co-op, an enterprise or company where farmers pool their resources in certain areas of activity
  • Artist cooperative, an autonomous visual arts organization, enterprise, or association jointly-owned and democratically-controlled by and for the benefit of its artist-members
  • Building cooperative, a cooperative housing corporation where individuals or families work together to directly construct their own homes in a cooperative fashion
  • Consumers cooperative, a cooperative business owned by its customers for their mutual benefit
  • Housing cooperative, a legal entity that owns real estate, as opposed to a condominium
  • Retailers cooperative, or a secondary or marketing cooperative, an organization which employs economies of scale on behalf of its members to get discounts from manufacturers and to pool marketing
  • Utility cooperative, a public utility that is owned by its customers
  • Worker cooperative, or producer cooperative, an enterprise or company owned and democratically controlled by its worker-owners


  • Federated Co-operatives, a Canadian co-operative federation known for its "CO-OP" brand products and stores
  • Coop (Netherlands), a Dutch supermarket chain
  • Coop (Switzerland), a Swiss supermarket chain
  • Coop (Italy), an Italian supermarket chain
  • Coop (Hungary), a Hungarian supermarket chain
  • Coop Norden, a Scandinavian purchasing company, owner of different types of stores named Coop in Scandinavia
  • Coop Himmelb(l)au, an architectural design firm
  • Harvard/MIT Cooperative Society, nicknamed "The Coop", a cooperative campus store based in Cambridge, Massachusetts
  • The Co-operative Group, a group of UK co-operative businesses
  • The Co-operative brand, a branding used by several UK co-operative businesses (not the same as the Co-operative Group), including a well-known supermarket chain generally referred to as "The Co-Op"



Other uses

  • CO-OP Financial Services
  • Coop (Philippines), a minor political party in the Philippines
  • Fast Folk Musical Magazine
  • Coop Arena, an indoor sporting arena in Luleå, Sweden
  • A type of street football with one goal
  • A weight scale (or weighbridge) on a US Highway, mostly used by Truck Drivers, also known as "Chicken Coop"
  • .coop, the top level domain used only for cooperatives on the Internet


See also

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  • Coop eG — Unternehmensform Genossenschaft Gründung 1899 Unternehmenss …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • coop eG — Rechtsform Genossenschaft Gründung 1899 Sitz …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • .coop — Introduced 2001 TLD type Sponsored top level domain Status Active Registry Midcounties Co operative operates the registry on behalf of …   Wikipedia

  • Coop — bzw. coop (von engl. cooperative, Genossenschaft) steht für: Coop (Schweiz), die zweitgrößte Einzelhandelsgruppe der Schweiz coop eG, die größte deutsche Konsumgenossenschaft im Lebensmittel Einzelhandel Coop (Italien), die größte italienische… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • .coop — Début 2001 État actif Destiné à coopératives Documents …   Wikipédia en Français

  • .coop — es un dominio de Internet patrocinado de primer nivel aprobado por la ICANN (Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers) . El dominio .coop se creó para la utilización de las sociedades cooperativas que se adscriben a los principios… …   Wikipedia Español

  • .coop — Введение 2001 Тип домена спонсируемый общий домен верхнего уровня Статус действующий Структура разрешена регистрация имён второго уровня Веб сайт …   Википедия

  • Coop — Coop, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Cooped}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Cooping}.] To confine in a coop; hence, to shut up or confine in a narrow compass; to cramp; usually followed by up, sometimes by in. [1913 Webster] The Trojans cooped within their walls so… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Coop — (k[=oo]p), n. [Cf. AS. cypa a measure, D. kuip tub, Icel. kupa bowl, G. kufe coop tub; all fr. L. cupa vat, tub, LL. cupa, copa, cup. See {Cup}, and cf. {Keeve}.] [1913 Webster] 1. A barrel or cask for liquor. [Obs.] Johnson. [1913 Webster] 2. An …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • coop — coop; coop·er; coop·er·id; …   English syllables

  • coop — [ko͞op] n. [ME coupe, akin to MDu, MLowG kupe, OHG kuofa < L cupa, tub, cask < IE * keup , hollow, mound: for IE base see COOMB] 1. a small cage, pen, or building as for poultry 2. a) any place of confinement b) Slang a jail vt. to confine… …   English World dictionary

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