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  • Remember When: Neighborhood shopping districts had everything for holidays

    11/22/2017 2:34:57 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 44 replies
    The Wilkes-Barre Times Leader ^ | November 20, 2017 | Tom Mooney
    With Black Friday nearly upon us, are any of you folks thinking “Oh, no — I’m still recovering from last Christmas and all the running around?” Believe it or not, through much of the last century, you generally didn’t have to travel downtown or to a mall to buy what you needed for holidays, or any other time of year for that matter. Most American towns had one or more little walkable neighborhood shopping districts, and they’re a forgotten piece of our history. Let’s take a look at daily and holiday shopping, mid-20th-century style. Here are my top 10 things...
  • Worst fears realized: Police confirm what man sprayed in SC grocery store

    10/20/2017 2:49:55 PM PDT · by Gamecock · 58 replies
    The State ^ | 10/20/2017 | Noah Feit
    CHARLESTON, SC The brown liquid a man sprayed onto to some of the produce in a Charleston grocery store has been determined to be feces. Pau S. Hang, 41, is accused of spraying a brown liquid from a spray bottle on produce at a Charleston Harris Teeter on Oct. 15. The brown liquid has tested positive for components of fecal matter, according to the Charleston Police Department. Hang was originally charged with damage to personal property. An additional charge of tampering with human drug product or food item has been filed against Hang, according to public information officer Charles Francis....
  • How much does it cost to stock the typical family refrigerator?

    08/06/2017 1:02:55 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 59 replies
    The Philadelphia Inquirer ^ | August 6, 2017 | Jodi O'Connell,
    Refrigerators were originally used to store just a few perishable essentials such as meat and milk. In fact, the first electric units of the 1920s were only slightly bigger than modern mini-fridges. Nearly 100 years later, refrigerators are bigger than ever and used to store the bulk of the food consumed by a household. Americans spend anywhere from $130 to just under $300 a week stocking up on food for a family of four, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture. But those numbers include dry goods that wouldn't be kept in the refrigerator and leave out fridge such staples...
  • Lidl to establish regional distribution center in Georgia, create 250 jobs

    06/26/2017 7:23:45 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 2 replies
    Market Watch ^ | June 26, 2017 | Tonya Garcia
    German grocer Lidl said Monday that it will establish a $100 million regional headquarter and distribution center in Cartersville, GA, creating 250 jobs over the next five years. It's the company's fourth such center in the U.S. The news comes as Lidl announced four new store openings on July 13. Two stores will be located in Virginia, and the other two in North Carolina. Lidl opened its first 10 stores on June 15 across Virginia and the Carolinas. The SPDR S&P Retail ETF XRT, +1.82% is down nearly 9% for the year so far while the S&P 500 index SPX,...
  • Discount Grocer Aldi to Add About 900 Stores in U.S. Expansion (25,000+ jobs)

    06/16/2017 3:06:06 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 95 replies
    Fox Business News ^ | June 11, 2017 | Heather Haddon
    Competition in the U.S. grocery sector is about to get more fierce. Discount grocery chain Aldi is expected to unveil on Monday plans to invest $5 billion to open nearly 900 stores and remodel hundreds more in the U.S. The expansion, over the next five years, puts the German grocer on track to becoming the third-largest food retailer in the U.S. by store count, behind the larger Wal-Mart Stores Inc. and Kroger Co., and a growing threat to traditional food retailers. Aldi said it is expected to have a total of 2,500 locations across the U.S. by 2022. Its plan...
  • Shipt to Hire 750 Grocery Shoppers Across Ohio

    05/19/2017 2:28:58 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 2 replies
    Marketwired ^ | May 16, 2017 | Julie Coop
    CINCINNATI, OH--(Marketwired - May 16, 2017) - Shipt, an app-based grocery delivery service that serves 40 major metropolitan areas across the country, today announced the company will hire 750 additional Shipt Shoppers to serve the Cincinnati, Dayton, and Columbus metros. Shipt provides members in Ohio with home delivery from Meijer and the company is now looking to grow its local workforce by 750 shoppers to meet increased demand. "Over the past several months we have seen tremendous growth across Ohio, thanks in large part to our partnership with Meijer," said Bill Smith, founder and CEO of Shipt. "Meijer is an...
  • Germany's Lidl prepares to enter U.S. supermarket wars

    05/14/2017 10:53:38 PM PDT · by Berlin_Freeper · 22 replies ^ | May 12, 2017 | Nandita Bose
    German discount supermarket chain Lidl is set to open its first set of U.S. stores this summer, raising the stakes for American grocery chain operators who have been caught in an intense price war. Lidl said in February it planned to open its first 20 U.S. stores in North Carolina, South Carolina and Virginia, with 80 more to follow in the United States within the first year. Lidl's entry comes at a time when Wal-Mart Stores Inc (WMT.N) is running price tests in 11 states, pushing vendors to undercut rivals by 15 percent. The world's biggest retailer is expected to...
  • [From January 26, 2017] Grocery store tomatoes taste like cardboard — Florida researchers are fixing

    05/12/2017 1:44:47 AM PDT · by vannrox · 16 replies
    LA Times ^ | January 26, 2017 | Deborah Netburn
    There’s a revolution coming to your supermarket, and it’s going to start in the tomato aisle. After more than a decade of study, researchers at the University of Florida have identified the chemical compounds responsible for giving a great tomato its distinctive sweet, earthy, slightly grassy taste. They have also determined the genes that code for these chemicals and where they can be found in the tomato genome. Their results, published Thursday in Science, could help breeders create tomatoes that are hardy enough to survive the often long and arduous journey from field to store without sacrificing flavor. Experts say...
  • City Hall offered $3M to open a grocery store in a southern Dallas food desert and got no takers

    12/01/2016 3:48:12 AM PST · by Zakeet · 54 replies
    Dallas News ^ | November 30, 2016 | Robert Wilonsky
    In July, the city of Dallas offered at least $3 million to any grocery store willing to sell fresh produce and healthy food in a "southern Dallas food desert." For the first time, the city made it known it had money available, advertising in grocery trade publications. Decades of pleading, of keeping fingers crossed, begat the promise of cold, hard cash. But officials said Wednesday they never found a taker. [Snip] Council members had hoped a grocery store chain would agree to open at least one 25,000-square-foot store in southern Dallas and, preferably, one that could anchor a larger mixed-use...
  • As a Teen Cashier Seeing Food Stamp Use, I Changed My Mind About the Democrat Party

    07/26/2016 8:36:44 AM PDT · by milton23 · 77 replies
    Daily Signal ^ | 7/26/16 | J. D. Vance
    Mamaw encouraged me to get a job—she told me that it would be good for me and that I needed to learn the value of a dollar. When her encouragement fell on deaf ears, she then demanded that I get a job, and so I did, as a cashier at Dillman’s, a local grocery store. Working as a cashier turned me into an amateur sociologist. A frenetic stress animated so many of our customers. One of our neighbors would walk in and yell at me for the smallest of transgressions—not smiling at her, or bagging the groceries too heavy one...
  • Unappreciated Tax on the Poor

    01/06/2016 5:24:24 AM PST · by Kaslin · 32 replies ^ | January 6, 2016 | Walter E. Williams
    A few years ago, BET had a commentary titled "Where Are the Grocery Stores in Black Neighborhoods?" One wonders whether anyone thinks that the absence of supermarkets in predominantly black neighborhoods means that white merchants do not like dollars coming out of black hands. Racial discrimination cannot explain the absence of supermarkets in black communities. Compare the operation of a supermarket in a low-crime neighborhood with that of one in a high-crime neighborhood. You will see differences in how they operate. Supermarkets in low-crime neighborhoods often have merchandise on display near entrances. They may have merchandise left unattended outside...
  • AWG to convert 5 Dahl's to Price Chopper (Iowa supermarkets)

    03/06/2015 1:03:46 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 8 replies
    Supermarket News ^ | March 6, 2015
    Associated Wholesale Grocers plans to convert five of seven Dahl’s Foods stores in Iowa to the Price Chopper banner in early April and two others, in the Des Moines market, to a new, unspecified format, according to published reports. Kansas City, Kansas-based AWG acquired the stores in January following Dahl’s bankruptcy filing in November. Price Chopper is an AWG-licensed name used by 51 members in Kansas.
  • Egg Prices Rise As New California Regulations Kick In

    12/24/2014 7:23:20 AM PST · by smokingfrog · 48 replies
    Jefferson Public Radio ^ | 12-22-14 | Chris Lehman
    Get ready to shell out more money for eggs. Some Northwest stores are warning of higher egg prices as new regulations on hen houses take effect in California next month. California will now require egg producers to give their hens room to spread their wings -- literally. The law applies to all eggs sold in that state. That means egg producers nationwide are scrambling to make sure their cages comply. Jim Hermes is a poultry specialist for the Oregon State University Extension Service. He said giving the hens more room increases their appetites. "If you increase the amount of feed...
  • USDA Suggests Changes to Grocery Stores to ‘Nudge’ Consumers to Eat Healthy

    07/16/2014 7:52:08 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 68 replies
    The Washington Free Beacon ^ | July 15, 2014 | Elizabeth Harrington
    The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) is suggesting major changes to grocery stores to “nudge” Americans to purchase healthier foods when they shop.The agency commissioned an “expert panel” to make recommendations on how to guide the more than 47 million Americans on food stamps into spending their benefits on fruits and vegetables.The group released an 80-page report this month presenting their ideas, which include talking shopping carts and a marketing strategy for grocery chains that would feature better store lighting for healthier items.“Most Americans, including Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) participants, do not purchase enough whole grains, dark green and...
  • Does Washington Know Best? (It Thinks It Does)

    11/13/2013 5:26:43 AM PST · by Kaslin · 10 replies ^ | November 13, 2013 | Walter E. Williams
    According to some estimates, there are more than 100 million traffic signals in the U.S., but whatever the number, how many of us would like Washington, in the name of public health and safety, to be in sole charge of their operation? Congress or a committee it authorizes would determine the position of traffic signals at intersections, the length of time the lights stay red, yellow and green, and what hours of the day they can be flashing red. While you ponder that, how many Americans would like Washington to be in charge of managing the delivery of food and...
  • Thousands attend event on health care law (flu shots, health screening and free groceries)

    10/13/2013 12:31:18 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 17 replies
    Houston Chronicle ^ | October 12, 2013 | Kiah Collier
    <p>"..............Bello and her family were among several thousand Houston-area residents who attended an event at Reliant Center on Saturday to learn about their options under the new federal health care law and to get free medical screenings, flu shots and groceries.</p>
  • Land of the Free Does Not Apply to Food

    07/02/2013 5:30:54 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 18 replies
    This week we celebrate our nation’s freedom.We will fly our flags and set off our fireworksin celebration of the founding of the United States and the signing of the Declaration of Independence. It is an interesting fact of history that one of the first things we did after throwing off the yoke of British rule and military occupation was to create a federal government that started putting limits on personal freedom. Last week the USDA continued that effort by taking away freedom of choice for studentsattending public schools. A year ago USDA put restrictions of the kind of food that...
  • Signs of Hyperinflation

    01/18/2013 3:02:09 PM PST · by wredlich · 10 replies
    Stop Wasting Money ^ | 1/18/2013 | Warren Redlich
    Excerpt - Original at: Hyperinflation Signs: There are a few more signs of currency hyperinflation coming to the US and the world. First, from a global perspective, the Wall Street Journal says even the Swiss are printing money now: The nation’s central bank is printing and selling as many Swiss francs as needed to keep its currency from climbing against the euro, wagering an amount approaching Switzerland’s total national output When even the staid Swiss are printing money, this is a dark sign of not just US hyperinflation, but something we’ve never seen before – a global hyperinflation, with hyperinflation...
  • Food prices may be catalyst for 2013 revolutions

    01/16/2013 9:56:13 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 17 replies
    Yahoo! Finance / Market Watch ^ | January 16, 2013 | Matthew Lynn
    What is the trigger for a revolution? Sometimes it a brutal act of repression. Sometimes it a lost war, or a natural catastrophe, that exposes the failings of a regime. But more often than not, it is soaring food prices. The easiest prediction to make for 2013 is that everything we eat will once again rise sharply in price. So where will the revolutions start this year? Keep an eye on Algeria and Greece — and if you want to feel very nervous, Russia and China. And if you are smart, keep your money out of those countries as well....
  • Where's the beef (and beer)? Grocery store gives guys a 'man aisle'

    07/26/2012 9:56:08 AM PDT · by Responsibility2nd · 69 replies
    MSN ^ | 07/26/2012 | By Jessica Chou
    Sometime last year, Procter & Gamble Co. was throwing around some crazy ideas of creating a grocery aisle specifically for men, apparently a brand new breed of consumers walking around grocery stores. The idea was to give the lonely male lost in a supermarket a fun shopping experience, putting everything a man's man would need in one place. And New York City's Westside Market has gone and done just that. "People rarely cater to men in the supermarket," COO Ian Joskowitz told us over the phone. "So I thought let’s do something fun, get people talking, something guys would like....