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These teenagers want to open their own convenience store. Here’s why.

Kristen A. Graham

Philadelphia Inquirer

Thursday, May 30, 2019

They’ve sold more than a million healthy, whole-grain-rich breakfast cakes. They regularly educate other youth about flavors and nutrition. They run a nonprofit business with an annual budget of $200,000.

Now, the members of Philly’s own Rebel Ventures, the student-run food business whose goal is to create nutritious, tasty foods, have their sights set on bigger things: If all goes well, next year they’ll open a convenience store in West Philadelphia, selling nutritious meals and snacks — like beet brownies, healthy stir-frys, and smoothies.