Supermarkets in food deserts

Roles involved: Reporting, design and web implementation

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September 2015

Some of the nation’s largest food retailers promised to Michelle Obama four years ago to open new stores or offer more fresh fruits and vegetables in food desert areas – locations in or around communities with no supermarkets.

The AP found in an investigation that most of the retailers had not yet kept their promise four years later. I worked with a data reporter to put together the interactive that demonstrated the findings and zoned in on one of the communities.

Food deserts