October 2017

Profile: Vicente's Supermarket


For 20 years, Manuel Vicente Barbosa owned and operated a specialty food store in Brockton, Massachusetts, a small city south of Boston. In 2015, the family opened a second, 33,000-square-foot modern, full-service supermarket. The new store would not have been possible without the assistance of the Healthy Food Financing Initiative (HFFI).

Developed by Reinvestment Fund, this profile Vicente's Supermarket documents how the project was supported, financed, and launched.