Latina grocery store shopping in Brooklyn is on the rise, with many buying organic foods and gluten free items from Brooklyn-based stores.
Food vendors in Brooklyn’s predominantly black neighborhood of Bedford-Stuyvesant are selling a variety of organic and non-GMO foods, as well as gluten-Free items, such as organic tomatoes, cauliflower, cabbage, sweet potatoes, sweet corn, kale, green beans, chickpeas, peas and green beans.
A recent study conducted by a group of researchers found that Latinos are more likely to eat organic foods than white shoppers.
However, they’re also more likely than whites to buy gluten- Free items, like bread, pasta and pasta sauces.
The researchers also found that Latino shoppers were more likely and more satisfied with the quality of food they purchased than their white counterparts.
One vendor, Jose Lopez, said that the rise of organic food sales has been driven by an increased demand from consumers who are hungry for healthier food.
He said he recently opened a new store in Brooklyn to serve customers who may not have a local grocery store near them, and he plans to open more grocery stores in the coming months.
“I want to open a store that serves everybody, and I don’t want to serve only the rich,” Lopez said.
“I want people to come here, buy everything, and be satisfied.”
According to the Latino grocery chain Latino Market, about 10% of its sales come from ethnic grocery stores.
It has launched its own organic, gluten- free, organic and vegan grocery store in Bedford- Stuyvesants in Brooklyn, Brooklyn Heights and Queens, which it describes as “the Latino Market”.
The chain is also selling gluten-FREE items, including the store’s popular vegan pasta sauces and gluten, nuts and grains.
Its website says that the products are “made with 100% certified organic ingredients and are prepared to order and delivered within a matter of minutes”.
The brand is also offering free samples of its products, as part of the initiative to get consumers to try its products.
The initiative comes amid growing interest in healthy food among Latinos and nonwhite shoppers.
A survey conducted by the Latino Market found that a large majority of Latinos surveyed said they’d prefer to eat food in a more diverse, multicultural environment.
“The more diverse our food and the more diverse the food culture, the more people are going to want to eat here, especially in a city like Brooklyn, which is predominantly Latino,” said Ana Murguia, president of Latino Market.
She said that there is an increasing demand for healthier foods, and that the chain is making sure it provides quality food at a price that is fair.
“We try to create a product that is very affordable,” she said.
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