URBAN CENTERS OFFER POSSIBILITIES, CHALLENGES

WASHINGTON -- Inner-city neighborhoods are becoming a final frontier of sorts for supermarkets, offering lucrative opportunities for retailers savvy enough to tap the preferences of the varied demographic groups inhabiting these densely populated, but often poor, areas.This was one conclusion reached by a panel of experts gathered here at the Grocery Manufacturers Association Conference on the Future

WASHINGTON -- Inner-city neighborhoods are becoming a final frontier of sorts for supermarkets, offering lucrative opportunities for retailers savvy enough to tap the preferences of the varied demographic groups inhabiting these densely populated, but often poor, areas.

This was one conclusion reached by a panel of experts gathered here at the Grocery Manufacturers Association Conference on the Future of Food to discuss the lack of supermarkets in many urban areas.

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