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Promises of Grocery Stores in Needy Areas Mostly Unfulfilled

Several major food retail companies pledged to build or renovate more stores in or near food deserts by mid-2016 as part of Michelle Obama's campaign to reduce childhood obesity. But only Wal-Mart and an independent store that is part of a cooperative have met their goals for the first lady's group, Partnership for a Healthier America. The Partnership counted a store as having qualified toward a retailer's goal if it was in a food desert Census tract or within a mile of one,...

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