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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.









RGI Fact Sheets

Benefits of Hometown Grocery Stores

Benefits of Hometown Grocery Factsheet

Grocery Business Transition Planning:
A Guide for Community Leaders

Business Transition Planning Guide


Grocery Store Considerations for City Leaders

Grocery Store Considerations for City Leaders

Rural Grocery Ownership Models

Ownership Models Overview

Farm to Grocery Best Practices 

Farm to Grocery

Funding Rural Grocery Store
Improvements & Transitions

Funding Options for Rural Grocery Stores