Webinars & Workshops
Webinar 2: Understanding Grocery Ownership Models
The options for grocery store ownership are numerous. For many years, the family-owned grocery store was king, but alternative forms of grocery ownership, including shared ownership models, are becoming more common. Often, alternative models are the right fit for rural communities. This webinar will explore why it’s helpful to consider shared ownership models when transitioning grocery ownership and describe the basic characteristics of rural grocery shared ownership models.
- Food Co-op Initiative Resource Library
- Rural Grocery Toolkit
- Rural Grocery Success Stories
- Business Entity Comparison Chart, Nebraska Cooperative Development Center (pdf)
- Grand Avenue Market Timeline (pdf)
- Now That’s Rural, Leon, KS
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.