The Grocery Accountability Project (GAP) engages in research, policy development, and coalition-building work around the food retail sector. The goal of the GAP is to ratchet up the performance and accountability of food retail corporations in five critical areas:
Full-service supermarkets should commit to open stores in low-income, high-poverty neighborhoods that have been traditionally underserved.
Employees of grocery stores should have the right to a livable wage–sufficient pay, the ability to work full time and benefits including health care. Workers rights could best be ensured by encouraging a union relationship.
Environment and Health
Grocery stores should adopt environmentally friendly practices including: green building certification; encouragement of walking and biking and a shuttle service for customers without cars; sustainable land use and design
Supermarkets should purchase locally grown/sourced products whenever possible, minimizing environmental impact from food transport as well as supporting local farmers.
Nutrition, country of origin labeling (COOL), organic certification, and other labeling should be consistent, verifiable and useful to consumers.