8/15/2011

The square footage of grocery aisles in Chicago's most under-served neighborhoods has increased 11% in the past two years, but there's still a scarcity of fresh-food options in some of these "food deserts," according to a study by Mid-America Real Estate. In the city as a whole, full-service grocers including Dominick's and Jewel-Osco lost space, while discounters including Aldi and Save-A-Lot gained; gourmet grocers such as Trader Joe's and Whole Foods opened nine new stores in the two-year period.

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