Independent to Open Five Food-Desert Stores

DREXEL HILL, Pa. — The Fresh Grocer, a seven-store operator in the Philadelphia area, announced a commitment to the Partnership for a Healthier America (PHA) to increase access to healthy, affordable food in underserved "food desert" communities by opening five new full-service supermarkets over the next five years.

The announcement was made at PHA's Inaugural Childhood Obesity Summit in Washington.

The five new Fresh Grocers will sell a v

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