ShopRite Owner Offers Food Desert Solutions to Congress

In testimony yesterday before the House Agriculture Subcommittee on Department Operations, Oversight, Nutrition, and Forestry, Jeffrey Brown, president and chief executive officer, Brown’s Super Stores, Westville, N.J., offered suggestions on how the federal government can address the issue of “food deserts” — urban and rural areas underserved by conventional supermarkets.

WASHINGTON — In testimony yesterday before the House Agriculture Subcommittee on Department Operations, Oversight, Nutrition, and Forestry, Jeffrey Brown, president and chief executive officer, Brown’s Super Stores, Westville, N.J., offered suggestions on how the federal government can address the issue of “food deserts” — urban and rural areas underserved by conventional supermarkets.

Brown, who operates 10 ShopRite stores, opened four stores in food desert areas of Philadelph

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