food deserts

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

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

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”

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...