Why A Philadelphia Grocery Chain Is Thriving In Food Deserts
By Maanvi Singht | May 14, 2015
When Jeff Brown opened his first grocery store in a low-income neighborhood in Philadelphia back in 2004, it seemed like a long shot.
Most people thought he was crazy to even attempt to make money in a food desert like Southwest Philly, he says. Other grocers had tried and quickly gone out of business.
But Brown – a fourth generation grocer whose company, Brown's Super Stores, is part of the larger ShopRite franchise — tried a different approach: "Before we did anything, we brought together a group of community leaders, and we just asked them to tell us exactly what it is they were looking for in a neighborhood grocery store," he tells The Salt.
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New Fresh Grocer Coming to Philly
By NBC 10 | August 30, 2016
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New Fresh Grocer Store Opens in Wynnefield Heights
By Ayana Jones | March 3, 2017
Business leaders, clergy members, politicians and community residents turned out Thursday morning for the grand opening of a Fresh Grocer supermarket in the Wynnefield Heights neighborhood.
The 55,000-square-foot supermarket, operated by Brown’s Super Stores Inc., anchors a shopping center at the intersection of Monument Road and Conshohocken Avenue. A Pathmark supermarket was the prior occupant.
After an extensive renovation, the new Fresh Grocer has 240 employees and blends natural, organic and kosher foods as well as a beer and wine department into its offerings.
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