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Mid-City 'Grocery War' Highlights City-Wide Food Access Questions

Eve Troeh

One week ago a new Winn-Dixie supermarket opened its doors on Carrollton Avenue, and many people in the neighborhood say that launched a full on grocery war.

Because Rouses Market has a store right across the street.

Giveaways, food samples, contests and entertainment have been the weapons so far. South Louisiana-based Rouses has done a fair share of trash talking about the Florida-based chain Winn-Dixie, to boot.

WWNO News Director Eve Troeh spoke with UNO urban planning professor Marla Nelson about how this most recent development in makin' groceries fits into overall issues of food access in New Orleans.