While large retailers develop their food-desert playbooks, startups like Stockbox are taking bold ideas to market. Ferrence plans to open two stores this year and projects they will feature 400 products and earn $600,000 each in annual revenue. She said Stockbox’s small, premade structure minimizes overhead and allows her to focus on only those items she knows will sell. “We’re focusing on fresh food and the food people purchase most frequently in between large grocery ...
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