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Walgreens to sell vegetables, fruit in ‘food desert’

Walgreen Co. plans to unveil its fresh food format Wednesday at one of its South Side stores, the culmination of a year-long effort  to bring groceries to the city’s food deserts.

The store, at 67th Street and Stony Island Avenue, is one of 10 Walgreen stores in the city redesigned to carry groceries. The stores will offer more than 750 new food items such as fresh fruits and vegetables, frozen meat and fish, pasta, rice, beans, eggs and whole-grain cereals. Get the full story »