Rural Grocery Store Tool Kit

This resource library or “tool kit” is designed to provide resources to two primary audiences: those who are considering establishing a grocery store and existing rural grocery store owners.

For those considering establishing a rural grocery store, you will find steps for planning and establishing a new store in a community. Each step contains information and resources for elements important to establishing a rural grocery. The resources are best reviewed BEFORE making the commitment to launch a store. The creators of the Tool Kit suggest reviewing the process and making a plan first, and then using these links to reference resources and information as you develop the store.

Resources for existing stores are organized in six key business categories. By clicking on the buttons for each category, you will find a listing of resources for improving all facets of operating a rural grocery.

Go to the Rural Grocery Store Tool Kit on the Kansas State University website.