Supermarket Blackout

The lack of major food retailers is devastating African American communities. It's time to use your dollars to fill the gap.

102

Rice

16.17

19.18

19

Flour

8.51

11.16

31

Source: Target Market News, Chicago, and the U.S. Department of Commerce

Demand in Selected Cities
Supermarkets miss $714 million in potential sales by shunning these inner cities

 

Atlanta*

Boston

Chicago

New York

Miami**

Oakland

Total

Available Consumer Dollars for Food $373~ $313~ $1,330~ $398~ $288~ $294~ $2,996~
Value of Available Food Supply*** 505 236 821 216 336 168 2,282
Missed Opportunity (132) 77 509 182 (48) 126 714
*Atlanta may show excess due to the impact from the 1996 Olympics.
**Miami may show excess due to high influx of tourists. In this case, there are more food suppliers than available food dollars, since tourists aren’t high consumers of groceries.
***Based on total revenue of all the food suppliers in the specified inner-city area.
~In millions.
Source: Initiative for a Competitive Inner City
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