Friday, December 28, 2012

Bare Market



Rural grocers are crucial to their communities. Not only do they provide jobs with steady incomes, but they also give residents easy access to fresh and healthy food and community connections. Today, as this article by IQ writer Andy Steiner demonstrates, many rural grocers are having a hard time competing with discount retails such as Walmart and Target, which sell food in addition to consumer products.

Fortunately, there are several central Minnesota grocers who are surviving and even thriving in this increasingly difficult business. From Chris' Food Centers in Sandstone and Pine City to Gosch's Store in Randall, enterprising grocers are drawing customers with their personal service and commitment to quality.

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