food desert

Critics accuse Ralphs of creating 'food apartheid'

Jun 20, 2013
Critics say Ralphs fobs off lower-quality products on low-income neighborhoods, but Ralphs says it varies what's on sale based on what customers buy.
Posted In: Ralphs, food desert, food and drink, Food, grocery stores

Grocery stores squeezed by new competition

Oct 1, 2012
For the past 30 years Thompson shopped at her local grocery, a Keyfood that sat just a couple of blocks away. It was an easy walk -- but in June the Keyfood closed.
Posted In: grocery store, food desert

Food deserts: Just a mirage?

Apr 20, 2012
The New York Times' Gina Kolata reported this week on a series of recent studies debunking the idea that all impoverished areas are "food deserts."
Posted In: Wealth and Poverty, wealth gap, food desert, New York Times

'Food Deserts' spread in rural America

Nov 23, 2011
As grocery stores close in small towns, fewer people have easy access to fresh food. Some communities are working to change that.
Posted In: grocery, food desert