Michigan Lottery pursues online sales; retailers surprised, concerned

Michigan Lottery pursues online sales; retailers surprised, concerned By Chris Gautz By this time next year, Michigan residents will have the ability to gamble online or on their smartphones through the Michigan Lottery, despite the Legislature denying funding for the new endeavor and local retailers raising concerns. The lottery department is still determining whether players…

Detroit grocers seek fresh image

Industry cites dozens of stores, millions invested Holly Fournier The Detroit News Arkan Sawa places cucumbers in the vegetable bin at the Farmer John grocery store in Detroit, Saturday June 28, 2014. Detroit often is dismissed as a “food desert,” lacking accessible, affordable and quality fresh food. The city’s grocers — and many residents —…