Supervalu expands in Chicago, helps fight food deserts

CHICAGO — At an event Tuesday in Chicago, Supervalu announced that it will open a Save-A-Lot store in the Lawndale neighborhood of Chicago, bringing thae total number of Save-A-Lot stores in the Chicagoland area to 14. Supervalu, which said it is opening the store as part of its commitment to helping eliminate food deserts nationally, made the announcement alongside First Lady Michelle Obama and Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel. The Lawndale store will open by the end of November. 

In July as part of an agreement with the Partnership for a HealthierAmerica, Supervalu announced plans to open 250 new Save-A-Lot stores in areas across the United States where there is limited or no access to affordable,healthy, fresh foods. Since its July announcement, Supervalu has opened 14 new Save-A-Lot stores in food deserts throughout the country. 

“Supervaluand its network of stores, including our Save-A-Lots ubsidiary, are committed to bringing healthy, affordable food offerings tocustomers here in Chicago and throughout the United States,” said Craig Herkert, Supervalu chief executive officer and president. “We appreciate the tremendous leadership shown by First Lady Michelle Obama and Mayor Emanuel to address this important issue.

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