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Weatherhead’s Michael Goldberg discussed the impact of Meijer Super-Center in Stark County

Meijer Super-Center opens in Stark County, but what does it mean for smaller stores?

Michael Goldberg, executive director Veale Institute for Entrepreneurship

WEWS: Michael Goldberg, associate professor of design and innovation at Weatherhead School of Management and executive director of the Veale Institute for Entrepreneurship, said more grocery stores means more choice and can drive down prices, but there’s a downside: “The smaller kind of mom-and-pop grocery stores…those folks have had the most difficult time competing and, particularly, the supply chain is brutal for them,” he said.