food deserts

Whole Foods to Test Customer Rewards Program as Sales Decline and Competition Grows

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Earlier this year Whole Foods Market launched a variety of initiatives to attract new customers as well as reverse its reputation and change its nickname from “Whole Paycheck.” The organic grocery chain’s rivals, such as Kroger and Wal-Mart, are luring away Whole Food’s customers by...

Actor Wendell Pierce Opens Grocery Stores in New Orleans Food Deserts

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Food deserts – lack of access to grocery stores selling affordable, fresh foods – are critical issues in impoverished communities, including many New Orleans neighborhoods. Actor Wendell Pierce, a New Orleans native, is offering solutions. The “Treme” star launched Sterling Farms, a small chain of...

The First Lady Returns To Chicago to Eliminate “Food Deserts”

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It may be unfortunate case of irony, that in one of the wealthiest nations in the world, The United States is home to a large number of “food deserts.” Wikipedia’s definition says, “A food desert is any area in the industrialized world where healthy, affordable...