INNER CITY CALLED AN UNTAPPED RESOURCE

CHICAGO -- Supermarket operators can find a wealth of untapped volume in the inner city, according to the Food Marketing Institute Speaks session at last week's FMI annual convention here.Michael Sansolo, FMI senior vice president, said lower-income shoppers as a group account for a larger volume base than some more wealthy communities.According to Sansolo, the average retail demand per square mile

CHICAGO -- Supermarket operators can find a wealth of untapped volume in the inner city, according to the Food Marketing Institute Speaks session at last week's FMI annual convention here.

Michael Sansolo, FMI senior vice president, said lower-income shoppers as a group account for a larger volume base than some more wealthy communities.

According to Sansolo, the average retail demand per square mile in the New York metropolitan area is $53 million, compared with $297 million

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