L.A. Panel Urges Chains to Open More Stores in Underserved Areas

A blue-ribbon commission here has recommended that grocery executives operating stores within the city make a commitment to locate at least one new store a year in underserved communities in the area "[rather than] simply use the rhetoric of 'neighborhood markets' and 'good neighbors' without fulfilling these promises."

LOS ANGELES — A blue-ribbon commission here has recommended that grocery executives operating stores within the city make a commitment to locate at least one new store a year in underserved communities in the area "[rather than] simply use the rhetoric of 'neighborhood markets' and 'good neighbors' without fulfilling these promises." Not only would providing more stores in underserved areas be the right thing to do, the commission said, but it would also mean residents would not have to drive

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