Published: June 2013

ID #: 1069

Publisher: Healthy Eating Research

Authors: Hagan E, Rubin V

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New grocery stores, corner stores, farmers’ markets, and other food retailers can generate a significant economic stimulus for communities–especially communities of color and lower-income communities. This paper examines the connection between improved healthy food retail and resulting economic and community development. Several types of innovations in food retail, distribution, and production are examined, and select examples are presented that illustrate the importance of considering the actual and projected economic impacts of healthy food retail.

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