- Associated Press - Monday, December 7, 2015

DETROIT (AP) - Michigan’s top food retailers opened 37 stores in the state from the end of 2011 to the beginning of 2015, but only six of those stores, or 16.2 percent, were opened within a food desert, according to analysis by The Associated Press.

Of the 37:

- Save-a-Lot opened 6 stores, 1 in a food desert, or 16.7 percent.

- Meijer opened 5 stores, 2 in a food desert, or 40 percent.

- Aldi opened 13 stores, 1 in a food desert, or 7.7 percent.

- Wal-Mart opened 4 stores, 0 in a food desert, or 0 percent.

- Target opened 1 store, 0 in a food desert, or 0 percent.

- Family Fare opened 1 store, 0 in a food desert, or 0 percent.

- Costco opened 2 stores, 1 in a food desert, or 50 percent.

- ValuLand opened 3 stores, 1 in a food desert, or 33.3 percent.

- Whole Foods Market opened 1 store, 0 in a food desert, or 0 percent.

- Kroger opened 1 store, 0 in a food desert, or 0 percent.

Here are the number of census tracts considered food deserts, by county:

- Alcona: 1

- Alger: 1

- Alpena: 2

- Baraga: 1

- Bay: 9

- Berrien: 12

- Branch: 1

- Calhoun: 5

- Cass: 1

- Charlevoix: 1

- Cheboygan: 3

- Chippewa: 4

- Clinton: 1

- Crawford: 1

- Delta: 2

- Dickinson: 2

- Eaton: 1

- Emmet: 2

- Genesee: 24

- Gogebic: 3

- Grand Traverse: 1

- Gratiot: 2

- Hillsdale: 1

- Houghton: 2

- Huron: 4

- Ingham: 21

- Iosco: 3

- Isabella: 1

- Jackson: 4

- Kalamazoo: 7

- Kent: 6

- Keeweenaw: 1

- Lake: 1

- Lapeer: 2

- Lenawee: 4

- Luce: 1

- Mackinac: 3

- Macomb: 9

- Marquette: 1

- Mason: 3

- Mecosta: 4

- Menominee: 4

- Midland: 1

- Missaukee: 1

- Muskegon: 12

- Oakland: 5

- Ontonagon: 2

- Osceola: 2

- Otsego: 2

- Ottawa: 1

- Presque Isle: 5

- Roscommon: 2

- Saginaw: 6

- St. Clair: 9

- St. Joseph: 1

- Sanilac: 1

- Schoolcraft: 2

- Shiawassee: 3

- Washtenaw: 19

- Wayne: 44

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