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Case Studies | Union of Concerned Scientists | 2016

Fixing Food: Fresh Solutions from Five U.S. Cities

Fixing Food presents case studies of programs from five U.S. cities that are helping residents grow and sell healthy food, training the next generation of farmers, and bringing healthy food to places where people gather. 

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Case Studies | The Reinvestment Fund | 2014

Boyers Market Case Profile

A profile on Boyer’s Food Markets, a family-owned and -operated grocery store. The company generates $110 million annually in sales, and employs 900 people - including 265 full-time employees.

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Case Studies | Market Makeovers | 2014

Market Makeovers TV

A dynamic, user-friendly online toolkit about the process of transforming small corner stores to carry healthier food choices

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Case Studies | Initiative for a Competitive Inner City | 2014

The Changing Models of Inner City Grocery Retailing

This report outlines the unique challenges and opportunities of inner-city markets and provides the experience of grocery retailers serving inner-city communities. It seeks to uncover key principles for grocery retailers to operate profitably in inner-city communities.

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Case Studies | Leadership for Healthy Communities | 2014

Leadership for Healthy Communities

The organization works to promote policies that address childhood obesity. Their website contains a collection of resources related to healthy food access.

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Case Studies | Common Capital, Inc, Alliance to Develop Power, Next Barn Over Farm | 2014

Delivering Farm Fresh Produce to Residents of Low-Income HUD Housing Projects

This case study describes the success and challenges of a pilot program developed by Common Capital and Alliance to Develop Power (ADP). In partnership with a local farm, the organizations created a CSA delivery program for four residential HUD housing projects in Western Massachusetts.

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Case Studies | The Food Trust | 2014

The Food Trust’s Healthy Corner Store Initiative Case Study: Christian Food Market, Philadelphia PA

Christian Food Market, located in south Philadelphia, is a community hub where many residents go to buy their groceries.In April of 2011 the store upgraded to offer healthier foods including adding a single door refrigerator and a produce rack and baskets, which allowed the store to greatly increase its inventory of fresh produce and low-fat dairy products. This case study looks at...

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Case Studies | The Reinvestment Fund | 2014

Profile on Apples and Oranges

A profile on Apples and Oranges Fresh Market (A&O Market), a supermarket that sells fresh and healthy prepared foods. This minority-owned supermarket is at the nexus of three Limited Supermarket Access (LSA) areas in East Baltimore, which collectively have an unmet grocery demand of $26.4 million based on The Reinvestment Funds’s 2011 LSA research.

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Case Studies | ChangeLab Solutions | 2014

Health on the Shelf: A Guide to Healthy Small Food Retailer Certification Programs

ChangeLab Solutions’ toolkit describes how to create a strong healthy small food retailer certification program by requiring participating stores to increase the variety of healthy foods they sell, reduce the offerings of unhealthy foods, and proactively market healthy options with help from a sponsoring agency or organization. It provides step-by-step instructions for developing a...

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Case Studies | The Reinvestment Fund | 2014

Profile on Liberty Heights ShopRite

A profile on Liberty Heights ShopRite located in the West Baltimore neighborhood of Howard Park. The supermarket is a joint venture by two seasoned ShopRite operators, Jeff Brown and the Klein family. The partnership will combine the Klein family’s 90 year background of owning and operating stores in suburban Maryland and Jeff Brown’s experience in running urban-based stores in the...

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Case Studies | California Department of Public Health | 2014

Healthy Stores for a Healthy Community

A study indicating what type of products dominate grocery shelves across California, which highlights what is available -  and not available - in grocery stores. The Healthy Stores for a Healthy Community campaign is a statewide collaboration between tobacco use prevention, nutrition, and alcohol prevention partners.

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Case Studies | Columbia School of International and Public Affairs | 2014

An Evaluation of the New York City Green Cart Initiative to Expand Access to Healthy Produce in Low-income Neighborhoods

New York City’s Green Cart initiative has increased access to healthy food in otherwise underserved high-density and low-income neighborhoods, influenced customers’ consumption of fruits and vegetables, and created jobs for immigrant entrepreneurs, according to researchers at Columbia University’s School of International and Public Affairs (SIPA). The researchers suggest the program can and...

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Case Studies | Food Dignity, East New York Farmers Market | 2014

Building Community Based Farmer's Markets: A Practical Guide

This practice brief by Food Dignity describes the development of East New York Farmers Market in Brooklyn as one of country's largest community based markets, highlighting lessons learned about the essential combination of people, products, and place.  

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Case Studies | California Convergence | 2013

Jóvenes Sanos Enlists Convenience Store Owners In Fighting Obesity Among Latino Youth

A group of concerned students in Watsonville, CA formed Jóvenes SANOS, a program working to raise awareness about childhood obesity and implement policies that promote healthy nutrition and physical activity. This case study highlights the Watsonville Healthy Markets Pilot Program where students have successfully engaged local corner stores in marketing and promoting healthier food options....

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Case Studies | The New World Foundation, Local Economies Project | 2013

Hudson Valley Food Hubs Initiative-Executive Summary

The Hudson Valley Food Hub is part of a larger Food Hub initiative supported by The Local Economies Project (LEP), a program of The New World Foundation. The initiative works to build capacity and infrastructure for the regional food system for the benefit of farmers, citizens and communities. The Local Economies Project commissioned a comprehensive study to identify potential infrastructure...

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Case Studies | The New World Foundation, Local Economies Project | 2013

Hudson Valley Food Hubs Initiative-Research Findings and Recommendations

The Hudson Valley Food Hub is part of a larger Food Hub initiative supported by The Local Economies Project (LEP), a program of The New World Foundation. The initiative works to build capacity and infrastructure for the regional food system for the benefit of farmers, citizens and communities. The Local Economies Project commissioned a comprehensive study to identify potential infrastructure...

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Case Studies | United States Department of Agriculture- Agricultural Marketing Service | 2012

Moving Food Along the Chain: Innovations in Regional Food Distribution

This report examines the aggregation, distribution, and marketing of eight diverse food value chains to glean practical lessons about how they operate, the challenges they face, and how they take advantage of emerging opportunities for marketing differentiated food products.

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