Rural Grocery Stores


Rural Grocery Store Start-Up and Operations Guide

Newly revised and expanded, 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.

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Rural Grocery Store Resources

General resources for rural grocery stores

Resources for grocery store cooperatives