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Rural Grocery Initiative

Webinars & Workshops


Webinar 1: Grocery Business Transition Planning Overview

Why is it so important to keep grocery stores alive? In this webinar, we will discuss why rural grocery stores are essential community infrastructure and why business transition plans are critical to keeping a grocery store’s doors open. We’ll explore two examples of grocery stores - the Morland Mercantile and Erie Market - that successfully transitioned ownership while staying engaged with their communities.

View the recording here
PowerPoint slides (pdf)
Q&A summary (pdf)

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Sponsors and Partners

This webinar series is sponsored by the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation through the Heartland Challenge.

It is presented by the Rural Grocery Initiative, in partnership with Kansas State Research and Extension, NetWork Kansas, the Kansas Rural Center, the Food Co-Op Initiative, and the Kansas Center for Business Transition.


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