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Black Entrepreneurs Making History

Olympia Auset opened SÜPRMARKT as a response to the lack of affordable, healthy food in her South L.A. neighborhood, which has become a food desert in the past few years.

Olympia Auset

SÜPRMARKT started out as a pop-up produce store located in farmer’s markets, offering low-cost organic food to her community. When she decided it was time for a permanent spot, she enlisted the help of CDC Small Business Finance.

CDC’s Impower program helped Olympia purchase a two-story building on Slauson Avenue through a low-interest loan designed to support long-term success.

Opening in late February or early March, Olympia has big plans for SÜPRMARKT and beyond. “We want to end food apartheid in the world,” she said. “We’re just starting in South L.A.”

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