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by jmorris
Tue Jan 14, 2020 2:04 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Fort Worth's dollar store rules are Bloomberg nanny style!
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Re: Fort Worth's dollar store rules are Bloomberg nanny style!

oohrah wrote:
Tue Jan 14, 2020 10:21 am
"Food deserts" are a real problem. Poorer neighborhoods do not have access to HEBs, or other regular grocery stores, because they are usually miles away with no mass transit available, and many of those folks do not have their own transportation. So, they have to resort to fast food, convenience stores and gas stations for basic groceries, and even if healthy foods are available, the prices are jacked up. It is a real problem for honest people who are struggling.

However, I do not think it is a problem the government should be trying to fix by mandating rules. Welfare programs never turn out very well.
Supermarket chains will not go into neighborhoods that have a large number of dollar stores because a lot of what the $ stores do sell are basics that brings people into the supermarket but the $ stores are a little cheaper. Milk, cereal, eggs, etc. Earnings for supermarkets in such neighborhoods are lower, sometimes much lower, than ones in similar neighborhoods lacking $ stores.

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