Rural Grocery Store Start-Up & Operations Guide


Newly revised and expanded with support from the Office of Lt. Governor Sheila Simon, the IIRA Rural Grocery Store Start-Up and Operations Guide is a resource for Illinois entrepreneurs and community leaders interested in starting up, expanding, or transitioning a grocery store in their rural community. The 2014 edition includes three new supplements covering cooperative grocery stores, business succession issues, and indoor farmers markets.


Illinois Corn Co-Products Project

Participating ethanol plants provide monthly samples measuring nutrient levels of dried distillers grains with soluble (DDGS), corn gluten feed (CGF), and corn gluten meal (CGM).