Rural Grocery Stores: Importance and Challenges and Ownership Models that Work

The role of grocery stores in rural communities is discussed in a set of reports from John Bailey, Director the Center for Rural Affairs. The first report, Rural Grocery Stores: Importance and Challenges 2010 discusses the cause and effect that disappearing grocery stores have on rural areas and the six major challenges facing grocery store owners. The second report, Rural Grocery Stores: Ownership Models that Work for Rural Communities identifies the four primary models for ownership of grocery stores in rural communities.