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Sunday, March 18, 2012

Hispanic culture’s growing influence hits grocery shelves - Rockford, IL - Rockford Register Star

Hispanic culture’s growing influence hits grocery shelves - Rockford, IL - Rockford Register Star: "And Rockford soon will welcome two more grocery stores with an international focus to its landscape. Valli Produce opens its second store in the Rock River Valley this spring, and Chicago-based Las Chiquitas Supermercado will open a Chiquita Food Market on South Main Street, home to a large chunk of the city’s Hispanic residents.

Grocers are more comfortable increasing their Hispanic food inventory because the Hispanic population boom shows no signs of slowing and its cultural influences are spilling over into the non-Hispanic shopping arena — boosting the potential for more spending."

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Vacaville planners to discuss Hispanic meat market - The Reporter

Vacaville planners to discuss Hispanic meat market - The Reporter: "Another ethnic market may be coming to Vacaville.
Tucked into a strip mall at 1490 Alamo Drive is a 1,580-square-foot tenant space that could be a good fit for a Hispanic grocery and meat market.

So believes Humberto Bocanegro, the applicant set to go before the Planning Commission on Tuesday to request using the space to open Yoli's Meat Market.

The proposed market would sell meat and grocery items, as well as offer money order and check-cashing services. The applicant is not proposing to sell beer or wine.

"The applicant's goal is to provide specialty items for a 'diverse geographic area with a heavy Hispanic population ...,' " said Peyman Behvand, a city planner, in his staff report."

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Friday, February 24, 2012

Wal-Mart to Put Grocery in Downtown L.A. | Los Angeles Business Journal

Wal-Mart to Put Grocery in Downtown L.A. | Los Angeles Business Journal: "Wal-Mart Stores Inc. has signed a lease to open its first grocery in Los Angeles County and its first store of any kind downtown."

The Bentonville, Ark., retailer is taking about 33,000-square-feet of the ground floor of a senior housing complex at 701 W. Cesar Chavez Ave., just north of the Santa Ana (101) Freeway on the outskirts of Chinatown.

The lease reflects the strategy by the world’s largest retailer to increase its penetration into urban markets by putting in smaller groceries called Neighborhood Markets that are similar to traditional supermarkets.

It also reflects Wal-Mart’s new tactic in California – as reported by the Business Journal in September – to move quickly into already entitled retail spaces, allowing it to avoid the legal battles and community opposition that have so often stymied Wal-Mart in the state.

The full story will appear in the Feb. 27 weekly edition of the Business Journal.

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Sunday, January 22, 2012

Bethlehem gets federal grant to continue Eastern Gateway redevelopment | lehighvalleylive.com

Bethlehem gets federal grant to continue Eastern Gateway redevelopment | lehighvalleylive.com: "Bethlehem officials have identified the neighborhood as a key area for redevelopment as an influx of development continues in the area, including the casino, Lehigh Valley Industrial Park VII, South Bethlehem Greenway and the Bethlehem Skateplaza.

The city will spend the grant money on acquisition, designing public amenities and studying the residential, office and retail needs, Samuelson said. The study notes that the neighborhood is 74 percent Hispanic and should take that under consideration in planning for new development."

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The retail price of America’s income inequality | The Great Debate

The retail price of America’s income inequality | The Great Debate: "The Pew Research Center, meanwhile, last year found the median wealth of white American households is now 20 times that of black households and 18 times greater than Hispanic households. From 2005 to 2009, inflation-adjusted median wealth fell by 66% among Hispanic households and 53% among black households, compared with just 16% among white households.

When you combine that data with the Retail Action Project’s, the trend is clear: We’ve become a nation of the poor selling to the rich."

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