Report: Walmart, SuperValu Plan Stores in Underserved Areas
Posted on July 21, 2011The Wall Street Journal reports that both Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. and SuperValu are planning to open new stores in urban and rural low-income areas, where fresh, healthy food is tough to find. The WSJ calls these regions "food deserts."
The WSJ says Walmart plans 275 to 300 stores in low-income areas by 2016. SuperValu plans 250 stores in food desert regions over the next five years.
These new stores could really help people living in the low-income areas who want to eat healthier, but don't have easy access to healthy food choices. The new stores will also create much needed jobs in these regions.