Nearly 400,000 Chicagoans live in foo...

Nearly 400,000 Chicagoans live in food deserts, and two-thirds of them are black

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Mark Guarino

Dallas, TX

#1 Jul 31, 2014
Whole Foods repackages itself for poor neighborhoods

Upscale grocers see business opportunities in 'food deserts,' but will residents pay the high prices?

July 31, 2014 5:00AM ET

by Mark Guarino

Nearly 400,000 Chicagoans live in food deserts, and two-thirds of them are black, according to her 2011 research. Gallagher says the long-term strategy for grocers like Whole Foods is to open only a few locations in low-income neighborhoods and to stay put for 5 to 10 years until the area is revitalized.

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