PARTNERS IN PROGRESS

Last week's column took a look at how supermarket operators are increasingly realizing that one good way to escape the overstoring of the suburbs is to seek out new and underserved markets in the nation's inner cities. It's not always easy to assemble a tract of land, or to get various governmental approvals needed to open an inner-city store, nor is it easy to operate an inner-city store once it

Last week's column took a look at how supermarket operators are increasingly realizing that one good way to escape the overstoring of the suburbs is to seek out new and underserved markets in the nation's inner cities. It's not always easy to assemble a tract of land, or to get various governmental approvals needed to open an inner-city store, nor is it easy to operate an inner-city store once it is opened. But there is profit to be had -- and a big harvest of goodwill to be reaped -- from ru

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