DETROIT — This city, with one of the worst “food desert” problems in the U.S., last month launched a new program aimed at bolstering the prospects of struggling independent grocers and bringing new food stores into underserved areas. The program, called the Green Grocer Project, is being managed by the Detroit Economic Growth Corp. (DEGC), a private non-profit group focused on revitalizing this hard-pressed city, which has seen a major shift of its population, along with virtually all of ...

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