Following a cultural shift at the outset of the pandemic, the nation is quickly changing and it seems plentiful shopping options are now a thing of the past.
Here's a glimpse at a downgrade for our neighbors . . .
"New numbers from the USDA show rural areas are losing their grocery, specialty food and convenience stores and gaining some dollar stores and superstores."
Read more via www.TonysKansasCity.com news link . . .
Rural residents have fewer options to buy food and have to rely more on dollar stores and long drives for groceries, according to a new report from the U.S. Department of Agriculture. The USDA released data last week that shows in rural areas across the country, there was a six-year period ending in 2015 that saw a 20% decrease in grocery, specialty food and convenience stores.