Rural Grocery Stores: Ownership Models that Work for Rural Communities
Describes the four primary models of rural grocery store ownership - independent retailer, community-owned, cooperative, and school-based - and provides examples of each. Supplements information presented in the previous brief, Rural Grocery Stores: Importance and Challenges, that highlights the importance of maintaining grocery stores in rural communities.
Jon M. Bailey
Center for Rural Affairs
Community and economic development · Food security and nutrition