Group Hopes Chains Will Expand to Underserved Communities

A blue-ribbon commission convened by the Alliance for Healthy and Responsible Grocery Stores is expected to draft a report for city leaders designed to incentivize major chains to expand into underserved communities.

LOS ANGELES — A blue-ribbon commission convened by the Alliance for Healthy and Responsible Grocery Stores here is expected to draft a report for city leaders designed to incentivize major chains to expand into underserved communities. “The latest trends in the highly competitive supermarket industry, coupled with rising food prices and our city's chronic 'food desert' problem, may conspire to actually harm communities," Amanda Shaffer, director of communications for the Urban and Environment

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