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Janiqua Jackson

Janiqua Jackson began her career in the retail grocery industry as a teenager working at Costco. Over the past 20 years she has witnessed the evolution of the industry and has assumed a lead role as the General Manager/Construction Manager of Urban Greens Food Co-op Market in Providence, RI. Urban Greens is a vibrant startup with the ultimate goal of increasing access to healthy and affordable food for the Providence community, and strengthening the local food system in RI.  The 8,100 sq. ft. retail store is projected to garner $3+ million in sales in its first year. Janiqua assumed her a role in August, 2017 and immediately implemented an aggressive construction and community outreach plan.  Her first task was to analyze and update the proposed project to maximize efficiency, manage construction costs and source local products. Groundbreaking was held in September 2017, and the store is on schedule to open in December, 2018. Janiqua has been the much needed spark to bring the Co-op organizers vision to reality. 

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Urban Greens, located in Providence, RI, Urban Greens formed in 2010 with the goal of creating a full-service grocery store in a part of their town that was ethnically and...

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