Angie Schmitt shares news of an effort by WalkScore to rank cities based on the ability of residents to access grocery stores on foot. WalkScore invites planners all over country to use their data to improve walkable access to food in cities.
Mar 31, 2014 Streetsblog USA
An estimated 500,000 residents of the Atlanta area live without access to grocery stores. A recent article asks the obvious question: “Why can we build multimillion-dollar highway systems and multibillion-dollar stadiums but not more grocery stores?"
Mar 3, 2014 Atlanta Magazine
What does the impending demise of the Fresh & Easy grocery chain mean for food deserts? Hannah Burton Laurison and Christine Fry look at how small-format grocery stores can still succeed where Fresh & Easy failed.
Jan 12, 2013 HealthyCal.org
The Trader Joe's grocery chain, which has long cultivated a funky neighborhood vibe, is going national and opening bigger stores. Will communities still love a big box TJs?
Oct 28, 2011 The Los Angeles Times
The "food deserts" problem is receiving heightened attention following the release of the USDA's locator map. But this analysis relies on the suspect premise that suburban supermarkets are superior to small, walkable urban foodsellers.
May 10, 2011 Streetsblog Capitol Hill
The New York Times reports that retailers more used to selling aspirin and greeting cards are now offering more elaborate grocery options.
Jan 17, 2011 The New York Times
Supermarkets are moving in to spaces vacated by department stores in malls, which until recently were too costly for grocery stores to rent.
Oct 7, 2010 Retail Traffic Magazine
Activists who want to solve the problem of "food deserts" in underserved areas push for co-ops and and independent grocery stores. But would large chains like WalMart be a better solution?
Oct 5, 2010 Grist
"Indoor positioning systems" are getting closer to reality, placing products at your fingertips by tracking them down within the store.
Sep 26, 2010 Directions Magazine
<em>Grist</em>'s food editor visits Detroit, where the lack of grocery stores has inspired a number of innovative, locally-grown food projects.
Sep 16, 2010 Grist