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Rural Grocery Initiative


The Rural Grocery Initiative has developed several fact sheets and guides for grocers and communities, below. To read case studies of innovative rural grocery stores, visit our Success Stories page. The Kansas Food First magazine is another resource to learn more about rural food access work happening across Kansas the the country.

Business Transition Planning Guide

Grocery Business Transition Planning:
A Guide for Community Leaders

Benefits of Hometown Grocery Factsheet

Benefits of Hometown Grocery Stores

Ownership Models Overview

Rural Grocery Ownership Models

Funding Options for Rural Grocery Stores

Funding Rural Grocery Store
Improvements & Transitions

 Grocery Store Considerations for City Leaders

Grocery Store Considerations for City Leaders