Chicago drugstores begin selling fresh food
Rx for health: Chicago-area Walgreens have begun selling "an expanded selection of food, including fresh fruits and vegetables, at 10 locations selected because they were in food deserts." Turns out that drugstores are one of the few chain businesses operating in the low-income areas that lack access to fresh food. And since they're already there, they don't have much to lose by adding a few items, even ones that might spoil. Walgreens says the experiment is going well enough that other neighborhoods have begun asking their stores when the food is coming. (New York Times)
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