Good Food Sold Here - Minnesota Department of Health

Good Food Sold Here

Increasing Access to Healthy Foods in Small Stores

Roughly 235,000 Minnesotans live more than 10 miles away from a large grocery store or a supermarket – which means they have to rely on neighborhood stores and smaller convenience stores for their everyday needs. 

Minnesota communities are working to increase access to healthy foods and beverages in smaller stores through the Good Food Sold Here Partnership.

Thanks to the Good Food Sold Here Partnership, stores are working with local public health offices and the Statewide Health Improvement Partnership (SHIP) to make it easier for customers to find the healthy and nutritious food and beverages they want to buy, closer to home.

How It Works

Good Food Sold Here Partnership stores are receiving technical assistance and support that will make it easier for them to merchandise healthy foods and beverages. Assistance includes guidance on how to stock and display healthy foods, market research to understand and stock items that customers want and promotional materials to highlight healthy foods.

Why Sell Healthy Foods?

It’s good for business. Stores can:

  • Attract new customers
  • Stand out among competitors
  • Increase sales and profits

It’s good for communities

  • Healthy foods = healthier residents
  • Kids who shop at neighborhood stores need healthy foods
  • Neighbors can shop close to home

Who Is Participating?

  • Cenex Westerlunds, Aitkin
  • JC's General Store, Dalton
  • Darrel’s Full Service Foods, Hoffman
  • Root River Market, Houston
  • Inver Grove Super USA, Inver Grove Heights
  • Holiday, Moose Lake
  • United Xpress, New Germany
  • La Mexicana Market, St. Peter
  • Jeff's Little Store, Rochester
  • Apollo Superette, Rochester
  • Top Star, Shakopee
  • Quick Stop, South Saint Paul
  • Sam’s Mini Mart, South Saint Paul
  • Top Asian Food, Worthington

Learn More

For more information about the Good Food Sold Here Partnership, email health.healthyeating@state.mn.us.

Updated Friday, 18-Jan-2019 14:02:12 CST