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Why A Philly Grocery Chain Is Thriving In 'Food Deserts'

  • NPR, Friday, May 15, 2015 8 AM

Tough neighborhoods are barren of healthy food options. But not where Brown's Super Stores operate. The chain, part of the larger ShopRite franchise, went to  community leaders and asked them what they were looking for in a grocery store. That unusual approach is part of what helped make the chain a success in areas where most wouldn't tread. The company now operates seven profitable supermarkets in low-income neighborhoods in and around Philadelphia. 

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