July 16, 2019, 2pm PDT
Grocery stores are more than just places to buy food. They’re the universal gateway to city life and culture.
June 14, 2019, 1pm PDT
Why isn't there a place for a major grocery store brand in the downtown of one of the most economically active cities in the country?
May 22, 2019, 2pm PDT
If you haven't heard of Aldi yet, you probably will soon.
January 18, 2019, 10am PST
Supermarket closings have turned parts of the city into food deserts. As a result, residents lack access to fresh food and suffer health and economic consequences.
Louisville Courier Journal
December 27, 2018, 6am PST
Stores like Dollar General and Dollar Tree are putting a lot of grocery stores out of business, leaving communities with fewer places to buy fresh produce.
March 22, 2018, 10am PDT
Salvation Army grocery stores opening across the United States will provide lower income families with better access to healthy foods.
October 25, 2017, 9am PDT
Being able to get groceries without a car can be a big draw in walkable, mixed use neighborhoods. Many Boston grocers and developers are taking that to heart.
October 19, 2017, 8am PDT
Neighborhoods with mostly minority populations in Washington, D.C. suffer from a lack of quality grocery stores. A large group of neighborhood activists are trying to do something about it.
Greater Greater Washington
September 10, 2017, 9am PDT
In examining the question of whether a new high rise development in San Francisco achieves success at street level, John King picks up an age-old, but always relevant, debate.
April 28, 2017, 12pm PDT
NYU study finds 30% decrease in use of disposable bags since the city of Chicago implemented a seven-cent tax on them.
July 25, 2016, 9am PDT
Food desert-busting is one of the cross-over opportunities between planning and public health, but it's unclear how effective bringing healthy foods to underserved neighborhoods has been.
July 17, 2016, 7am PDT
Hoping to attract investments in grocery stores in the food desert of southern Dallas, the City Council recently approved a $3 million enticement.
March 15, 2016, 6am PDT
Thought eh majority of grocery stores that have closed in New York City recent years were located in Brooklyn, the issue still spreads far and wide through the city's boroughs.
December 11, 2015, 9am PST
Quartz makes the point that supermarkets alone won't solve the problem of poor diets among low-income Americans.
April 2, 2014, 5am PDT
Walk Score’s new food desert map is a potentially powerful tool in the ongoing policy debate about access to healthy foods. But it’s still a work in progress.
March 31, 2014, 9am PDT
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.
March 3, 2014, 1pm PST
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?"
January 12, 2013, 9am PST
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.
October 28, 2011, 8am PDT
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?
May 10, 2011, 2pm PDT
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.