Transforming the Marketplace

Walgreens

Year Committed: 2011
Length of Commitment: 5 years

Expand access to fruits and vegetables in a minimum of 1,000 stores, and up to 2,000 stores, located in or around food deserts.

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Verified Results

    • Commitment Element

      Provide an annual report, including the number of locations newly offering fruit and vegetables in or near food deserts.
    • Progress To Date

      In 2016, Walgreens submitted a list of stores that began offering fruits and vegetables between June 2013 and March 2016. The list included 19 stores that were located in or around a food desert. Each of these stores offered whole fresh, prepared fresh, and/or frozen fruits or vegetables. To date, Walgreens began offering fruits or vegetables in 319 stores in or around a food desert. It has made 32% progress towards its goal of expanding access to fruits and vegetables in at least 1,000 stores located in or around food deserts.

    • Implementation Date

      July 2016
    • Reporting Date

      July 2016
    • Commitment Element

      Provide an annual report, including the total number of people residing in a food desert census tract or limited supermarket access area served by locations offering expanded fruits and vegetables.
    • Progress To Date

      The total number of people served by the 19 Walgreens stores offering expanded fruits and vegetables is 283,320 people.

    • Implementation Date

      July 2016
    • Reporting Date

      July 2016
    • Commitment Element

      Provide an annual report, including the number of low-access and number of low-income/low-access individuals residing in a food desert census tract or limited supermarket access area served by locations offering expanded fruit and vegetables.
    • Progress To Date

      The total number of low-access people served by the 19 Walgreens stores offering expanded fruits and vegetables is 64,054 people. The total number of low-access/low-income people served by Walgreens stores offering expanded fruits and vegetables is 34,288 people.

    • Implementation Date

      July 2016
    • Reporting Date

      July 2016

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