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  • 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
    Townhall.com ^ | 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....
  • Save money at grocery store, even without coupons

    05/17/2012 9:00:50 AM PDT · by Altariel · 5 replies
    WMUR ^ | May 16, 2012 | Unknown
    PLAISTOW, N.H. - A local wife and mother tries to not spend a dime when she goes grocery shopping, and she said there's more to it than using coupons. Kathy Spencer is the author of "How to Shop for Free," and she also runs a website that helps track good deals at the store. The first thing she does at the grocery store is grab the supermarket flier and see what deals can be found. She also stops by the customer service counter to see if they have any other coupons available. Spencer said shoppers should also look for coupons...
  • 2weeks rations equals 1days smokes

    05/10/2012 8:48:47 PM PDT · by mamelukesabre · 88 replies
    They had a sale on elbow pasta, aka macaroni. 75cents/lb...so I ran to the store with a pocket full of quarters and bought 8 pounds worth. I figure if I only ate macaroni it would last me 2 weeks. I might go back tomorrow and buy another 16 pounds of it. Or more. In front of me at the checkout was a guy counting out nickels dimes and pennies for a pack of smokes. About 6 bucks...about the same amount I spent. I couldn't help but notice the irony. Here it is the day before payday and he's down nearly...
  • Most Albertson's In Central Fla. To Close

    04/13/2012 10:42:17 AM PDT · by sheikdetailfeather · 28 replies
    ORLANDO, Fla. -- A Central Florida supermarket chain is about to close almost all of its local stores. It's part of a move by Albertson's to end the majority of its operations in the state. For the last year or so, Albertson's has been shrinking the number of stores it operates in Florida. In Central Florida, six more stores are going to close in the next few weeks. Only a store in Altamonte Springs will remain open. Albertson's says the Florida market is not good for it, and with fuel and utility costs being what they are, it's closing all...
  • The Recession Has Changed How People Walk Through A Grocery Store

    03/14/2012 9:09:16 AM PDT · by Altariel · 84 replies
    Business Insider ^ | March 13, 2012 | Gus Lubin
    Supermarkets are designed to promote impulse buying by leading shoppers through a maze of aisles. But something incredible has happened since the recession. Shoppers are going only to select aisles. And this is killing store margins. UBS cites research from Kantar Retail: Consumers are not going down most aisles at the frequency they used to. Today, the more common way to shop is to only go down select aisles. 50% of consumers shop this way, which is a 6% increase since 2008. Consumers are highly focused on specific sales and specific coupons when shopping conventional supermarkets. This strongly suggests consumers...
  • Why We’re Now Paying More For Generic Groceries

    02/09/2012 8:52:15 PM PST · by rawhide · 28 replies
    moneyland.time.com ^ | 2-2-12 | Martha C. White
    When the economy hit the skids a few years ago, we responded with tactics that have gotten us through previous recessions: We stopped eating out and traveling as much, curbed our discretionary spending and chose generic items for basics like groceries. But then something strange happened: We began to prefer many of those store brands. Increasingly, we’re willing to pay even more for them. What’s going on here? According to the Wall Street Journal, stores have raised the prices of private-label nonperishable food by 5.3%, compared to a 1.9% increase for goods made by national brands. Store-brand versions of perishable...
  • 10 ways you can fight food inflation costs

    08/24/2011 11:08:26 PM PDT · by big bad easter bunny · 94 replies
    8/24/11 | b.b.e.b.
    I am a chef, I eat great and don't spend diddly squat on food, I am into food and love making something for almost nothing, you could say it's my forte. Here are things you can do to spend a lot less on food and help inflation; 1) Spend some time checking out what is on sale at 3-4 stores, the ads are in your mail box on Tuesday. Plan your shopping and do a bunch of stops, not just one for convenience. The sale items are also online... 2) If you are over-weight, buy less food, you eat too...
  • Being yelled at while carrying!!

    08/14/2011 6:52:31 AM PDT · by marktwain · 56 replies
    opencarry.org ^ | 10 August, 2011 | Greengum
    I have been sick with the flu and I haven't left my house in 5 days. Today I felt a little better even though I still have a cough and I decided to go to my local Smiths grocery store located on Eastern and Windmill. A little back story here. I have been shopping here since I moved to Henderson almost 3 years ago. I pretty much know everybody who works there. Anyways I was giving the butcher my order when I hear a woman's voice say "excuse me sir, I have a concerned shopper." I responded with "well that...
  • Obama Administration getting ready to ditch the Food Pyramid

    05/31/2011 5:38:26 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 124 replies · 2+ views
    www.cbs8.com ^ | 05-31-2011 | Staff
    he Obama Administration is getting ready to ditch the Food Pyramid, a symbol of healthy eating for the last two decades. In its place, officials are "dishing up" a simple, plate-shaped symbol, sliced into wedges for basic food groups and half-filled with fruits and vegetables. Beside the plate is a smaller circle for dairy, suggesting a glass of low-fat milk or perhaps a yogurt cup. The revised pyramid is part of the administration's crusade against obesity, led by first lady Michelle Obama.
  • Got groceries? Wal-Mart testing home delivery

    04/24/2011 9:20:13 AM PDT · by pyx · 36 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Saturday April 23, 2011 | AP
    Wal-Mart tests online grocery sales, home delivery in San Jose, aims to compete with Amazon BENTONVILLE, Ark. (AP) -- Wal-Mart Stores Inc. said Saturday that it is testing home grocery delivery in San Jose, Calif., as the world's largest retailer ratchets up competition with online retailer Amazon.com Inc. With the new "Walmart To Go," customers can order up groceries, health and beauty products such as soap, shampoo and over-the-counter medicines, and household supplies like paper towels and laundry detergent from the company's website. Wal-Mart will then drive the goods over to customers' homes at their time of choice.
  • Heads up: This weekend Sam’s club is having an open house, a good opportunity to stock up. (Vanity)

    04/12/2011 1:04:18 PM PDT · by GYL2 · 25 replies
    Sam's club ^ | April 12, 2011 | Vanity
    Vanity head up: This weekend one of the Discount club stores is having an open house - a good opportunity to stock up without a paper trail. “Spring Taste of Sam’s Club Open House is coming, 4/15-4/17, each day 11am-6pm. No non-Member upcharges during this event, so bring a friend! “ Sometimes it’s useful to buy in bulk, but typically you need to have a membership – this is one occasion when you can get those member prices, without letting everyone know you’re prepping.
  • Supermarket Inc: Inside a $500 Billion Money Machine (TV special)

    01/30/2011 2:56:06 AM PST · by Daisyjane69 · 37 replies
    CNBC ^ | 1/30/11 | CNBC
    The typical modern American supermarket stocks 48,000 items, each battling for precious shelf space. How do they get there? Why are they arranged the way they are? Did you know that some stores use heat maps to track which aisles you walk down — and which ones you don't? Or that they put the milk at the end of the aisle so you're forced to pass a hundred other items on your way to get it? It's all done to gain an edge in a cutthroat business built on razor-thin margins. CNBC’s Tyler Mathisen goes behind the scenes for a...
  • Sen. Charles Schumer Demands Investigation on Lead in Reusable Shopping Bags

    11/15/2010 7:27:52 PM PST · by Schatze · 27 replies
    Wallet Pop ^ | Nov. 15, 2010 | Gergana Koleva
    Reusable shopping bags made in China have drawn the ire of U.S. Senator Charles Schumer (D-NY), who is calling for a federal investigation into how the bags found their way to consumers after a news report showed some of them contained dangerous levels of lead content. Schumer is seeking to enlist the Food and Drug Administration, the Environmental Protection Agency, and the Consumer Product Safety Commission to carry out the probe. At a press conference over the weekend, he cited an investigation by the Tampa Tribune, which found many of the reusable bags offered for sale by supermarket chains and...
  • Bags for life could have E.coli (Culling the heard?)

    06/30/2010 12:00:54 PM PDT · by Renkluaf · 30 replies
    Telegraph ^ | 6/30/10 | Harry Wallop
    Bags for life could have E.coli Tests on shoppers’ bags revealed half contained traces of E.coli, a lethal toxin which killed 26 people in Scotland in 1996 in one of the worlds worst food poisoning outbreaks. Scientists also found many were contaminated with salmonella. Reusable plastic shopping bags have become increasingly popular in Britain [and the US; insertion mine] thanks to supermarkets and other retailers giving out millions of free ones to shoppers in the last three years. It is estimated that there are "hundreds of millions" of bags for life in use in Britain, according to sources within Wrap,...
  • Foodborne illness costs US $152 billion annually, landmark report estimates

    03/03/2010 4:44:37 AM PST · by decimon · 15 replies · 392+ views
    Pew Health Group ^ | Mar 3, 2010 | Unknown
    New analysis, interactive online map highlight the need to modernize the nation's food-safety systemWASHINGTON, D.C. – A new study by a former U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) economist estimates the total economic impact of foodborne illness across the nation to be a combined $152 billion annually. The Produce Safety Project, an initiative of The Pew Charitable Trusts at Georgetown University, published the report, Health-Related Costs from Foodborne Illness in the United States. In addition, an interactive online map that graphically represents this cost information for every state in the nation is available at www.MakeOurFoodSafe.org/cost_map. The report ranks states according...
  • Insects devastate Thailand's rice crop, institute says

    02/14/2010 8:34:34 AM PST · by hennie pennie · 11 replies · 447+ views
    Earth Times ^ | February 8, 2010 | dpa
    Bangkok - Excessive use of fertilizers and pesticides and other poor farming practices have led to an insect plague in Thailand's rice fields that was predicted to reduce yields by 30 per cent in vast areas, the International Rice Research Institute warned Monday. "This is the worst outbreak of brown planthoppers I have seen in my career since 1977," said Manit Luecha, director of the Chainat Rice Seed Center. "Most of the paddy fields - probably more than 1 million hectares - will suffer rice yield losses of more than 30 per cent," he predicted. Thailand is the world's largest...
  • Frugal living isn't being cheap

    02/11/2010 10:06:15 AM PST · by hennie pennie · 132 replies · 1,685+ views
    Mpls Star Tribune Mobile ^ | February 7, 2010 | KARA McGUIRE
    Frugality. That's been the buzzword of the Great Recession.   Sliding home values, stumbling stock portfolios and a shaky job market brought with them a consciousness about spending that many of us misplaced during years of consumer overindulgence. Americans responded to the crisis by buying less, clipping coupons more and increasing savings to 4.8 percent of disposable income in December, up from near zero before the recession.   In the past year, blogs about frugality went viral. Everyone from Oprah to President Obama joined the frugality parade.   Now a new term is marching through the blogosphere: Frugality fatigue. But...
  • Store or Starve: A beginner’s guide to food storage

    02/10/2010 7:29:27 PM PST · by Kartographer · 170 replies · 4,132+ views
    nationalexpositor.com ^ | 1/21/10 | Ron Shirtz
    I want people to store food not only for their sake, but for mine as well. I don’t want to decide which of my kids have to go hungry when you and your unprepared kin come knocking on my door. Contrary to progressive-collectivist thinking, every individual who takes care of themselves and their families benefits society by not becoming a burden. So take responsibility now and start today. Don’t expect the Feds to come by to hand you your ration of government-rationed cheese. You could be in for a long wait. Wait too long, and you may end up with...
  • Poll reveals 2009 hunger rate in US [18.2%]

    01/31/2010 10:58:35 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 38 replies · 733+ views
    Press TV ^ | January 31, 2010
    A new survey indicates that nearly one in five US households could not afford to buy enough food at least once during the past year. An anti-hunger group said the poll found 18.2 percent of households reported "food hardship" -- lacking money to buy enough food -- in 2009. The figure reflects a higher percentage than the government's "food insecurity" rating of 14.6 percent of households, or 49 million people, in 2008. "There are no hunger-free areas of America," Jim Weill of the Food Research and Action Center was quoted as saying by Reuters. He added that he hoped President...
  • Jim Rogers: Brace Yourself For Food Shortages, Thanks To The Banks Hoarding Cash

    01/15/2010 9:21:42 AM PST · by FromLori · 71 replies · 3,189+ views
    The Business Insider ^ | 1/15/10 | Vincent Fernando
    Jim Rogers is sounding the alarm -- buy agricultural commodities ahead of the riots. The financial crisis has cut off investment in agriculture, with many farmers unable to get loans for fertilizer according to Mr. Rogers. Of course, this means agricultural commodities will make a killing: CNBC: "Sometimes in the next few years we're going to have very serious shortages of food everywhere in the world and prices are going to go through the roof." Cotton and coffee are good buys because they are very distressed, while sugar, despite the fact that it has gone up a lot, is still...
  • Concern over canned foods - Bisphenol A in soups, juice, and more

    12/06/2009 7:04:43 AM PST · by opentalk · 18 replies · 1,151+ views
    Consumer Reports ^ | December 2009 | consumer reports
    The chemical Bisphenol A, which has been used for years in clear plastic bottles and food-can liners, has been restricted in Canada and some U.S. states and municipalities because of potential health effects. The Food and Drug Administration will soon decide what it considers a safe level of exposure to Bisphenol A (BPA), which some studies have linked to reproductive abnormalities and a heightened risk of breast and prostate cancers, diabetes, and heart disease. Now Consumer Reports' latest tests of canned foods, including soups, juice, tuna, and green beans, have found that almost all of the 19 name-brand foods we...
  • how often do you shop for groceries?

    11/21/2009 10:33:48 AM PST · by franksolich · 91 replies · 2,190+ views
    conservativecave ^ | November 20, 2009 | franksolich
    How often do you shop for groceries? I don't mean for the last-minute half-gallon of milk or package of cigarettes from the convenience store, but the heavy-duty grocery shopping. All the older siblings and their spouses appeared to shop once a week, filling up the automobile or van to the rafters. I on the other hand have always emulated the parents, who shopped for groceries every single day excepting Sundays (but then and again, it needs pointed out franksolich has no spouse and dependents, so it's a somewhat different sort of thing). In the town of circa 3,000 alongside the...
  • Orange Grove: It's time to nationalize grocery stores

    05/26/2009 12:45:06 PM PDT · by DigitalVideoDude · 25 replies · 2,151+ views
    Orange County Register ^ | Monday, May 25, 2009 | RICHARD E. RALSTON
    Government should ensure we all have enough, but not too much, to eat. One of the great scandals of our age is the fact that America spends more on food than any other nation. Many political leaders are now calling for urgent reform to bring spending on food under control. While food spending is rapidly increasing and many Americans are overweight, some do not have enough to eat. Despite this high spending, the United Nations reports that, according to surveys they sent to government officials around the world, the quality of U.S. food is ranked very low. Officials in France...
  • Albertsons is set to announce widespread price cuts

    05/19/2009 8:55:15 PM PDT · by jeannineinsd · 28 replies · 1,079+ views
    Los Angeles Times ^ | 5/19/09 | Jerry Hirsch
    Albertsons will announce a plan Wednesday to lower prices for thousands of goods at its 222 Southern California supermarkets. The initiative is aimed at regaining budget-minded customers lost to discounters such as Wal-Mart Stores Inc. and Target Corp. It also comes at a time when Southern California supermarkets, including grocery giants Ralphs and Vons, are moving to compete more fiercely on prices. The chains "are trying to get people back in the stores," said Simeon Gutman, a New York-based analyst at Canaccord Adams, a financial firm with headquarters in Vancouver.
  • Dollars from dirt: Economy spurs home garden boom (It's official: We're now peasants!!)

    03/15/2009 11:54:44 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 68 replies · 1,768+ views
    Salon / The Associated Press ^ | March 15, 2009 | Gillian Flaccus
    With the recession in full swing, many Americans are returning to their roots -- literally -- cultivating vegetables in their backyards to squeeze every penny out of their food budget. Industry surveys show double-digit growth in the number of home gardeners this year and mail-order companies report such a tremendous demand that some have run out of seeds for basic vegetables such as onions, tomatoes and peppers. "People's home grocery budget got absolutely shredded and now we've seen just this dramatic increase in the demand for our vegetable seeds.
  • Shoppers Irked by Ralphs Double Coupons Cap (Heads Up, Californians)

    06/25/2008 10:38:19 AM PDT · by kellynla · 28 replies · 361+ views
    orange county register ^ | June 24, 2008 | NANCY LUNA and KRISTINE LU
    In what seems to be a mixed message to consumers looking to stretch their food dollars, Ralphs is lowering prices on thousands of groceries starting Wednesday – but is also capping double coupons at $1. The latter money-saving program, where a $1 off coupon gets you $2 off one item, has been a mainstay perk at Ralphs for years. Now, the supermarket chain – Orange County's second largest – said it will only double coupons up to $1 off. So, a 75-cent coupon, will get you an additional 25 cents off. The change – announced Tuesday in promotional fliers –...
  • Suggestions for trimming grocery costs?

    05/01/2008 5:21:12 AM PDT · by randita · 180 replies · 620+ views
    self | 5/1/08 | randita
    Grocery costs are going through the roof. Do you have any suggestions for trimming the skyrocketing grocery bills? We don't buy much in the way of pre-packaged or prepared food items and we do eat a lot of dried beans. Don't eat out much either. Still my weekly grocery bill is about 25% higher than I'd like. Let the suggestions roll...
  • Gov. Candidate Kinky Friedman Sells Out

    09/23/2006 5:32:11 PM PDT · by lapsus calami · 52 replies · 2,049+ views
    Self | Sept. 23 2006 | self
            .......for $3.78 a jar at H.E.B. !                  
  • 2 Men Held in Links to Terror (Allahu akhbar, kufr!)

    06/08/2005 6:32:02 PM PDT · by quidnunc · 12 replies · 456+ views
    The Los Angeles Times ^ | June 8, 2005 | Greg Krikorian and Rone Tempest
    FBI arrests father and son shortly after the younger man returns from overseas, where he allegedly trained at an Al Qaeda camp. Lodi, CA – FBI agents have arrested a man and his father after the son allegedly admitted attending Al Qaeda training camps in Pakistan that taught participants "how to kill Americans," federal authorities said Tuesday. In a case that was still unfolding, officials confirmed that Hamid Hayat, 23, and his father, Umer, 47, were taken into custody Sunday. Authorities said late Tuesday that they were still trying to determine whether the arrests represented the discovery of a small...
  • Ten year old meat (Norway)

    08/11/2006 6:19:32 AM PDT · by franksolich · 44 replies · 1,247+ views
    Aftenposten ^ | August 10, 2006 | not specified
    Norway's Food Safety Authority has instructed a grocery store to close after finding ten year old mutton in the freezer section. The local shop in Bugřynes, Finnmark in northern Norway also, unsurprisingly, lacked satisfactory hygiene routines, NRK (Norwegian Broadcasting) reports. "They will have to get an internal control routine in place if they want their approval back, and it will have to be in writing," Anne Ingeborg Bye of the FSA told NRK. The shop is still open since closure cannot take effect until the next inspection, but NRK spotted no signs of marked improvement. The station found pork ribs...
  • Picking apart racist caricatures at Orange County Latino grocery stores

    07/15/2005 9:35:31 AM PDT · by orangecountyboy · 48 replies · 1,645+ views
    Orange County Weekly ^ | 7/14/05 | Gustavo Arellano
    Foreign Minister Luis Ernesto Derbez called the criticism regarding Memín “a total lack of respect for our culture.” We agree. Racist caricatures are a beloved tradition in Latin America—and where the hell do Americans get the gumption to attack our stereotyping of J**s, c***s, I****s and n****s? We love ’em—so much, we use them to hawk everything from flour to peanuts. Consider the following products, all purchased at local Latino grocery stores.
  • For Wal-Mart and Target, the battle for South Florida centers on location, location - and groceries

    05/22/2005 5:26:18 AM PDT · by Caipirabob · 13 replies · 490+ views
    Sun Sentinel ^ | May 22 2005 | Karen-Janine Cohen
    Near North Congress Avenue in Lake Park, Target and Wal-Mart both plan the souped-up versions of their stores called, respectively, Super Target and the Wal-Mart Supercenter. Expected to open next year, the stores in north Palm Beach County will be roughly a mile apart. It's just one example of how the retail giants are vying to snag South Florida sites as the population continues to boom and commercial-development land disappears. Their expansion is not without opposition. Some communities are concerned about store size and the impact on traffic and nearby residential areas. Yet it's the lure of grocery dollars that...
  • Stop & Shop “negotiating” with Bay Windows to bring homosexual, anti-Catholic paper back

    04/23/2005 9:42:42 PM PDT · by Coleus · 2 replies · 571+ views
    Article 8 Alliance | 04.20.05
    ACTION NEEDED NOW: Stop & Shop Supermarkets “negotiating” with Bay Windows to bring sexually graphic, revolting anti-Catholic newspaper back into its stores! Your hard work got it removed in the first place!  As you remember, about three weeks ago the two largest supermarket chains in New England, Stop & Shop and Shaws / Star Markets, bowed to pressure from their customers across the state (i.e., you!).  Both companies agreed to stop distributing ”Bay Windows,” a sexually graphic, anti-family homosexual newspaper, in their stores.This decision was hailed by families all over New England.  Click here to see what was in an...
  • When will they ever learn?

    12/28/2004 6:58:03 AM PST · by Kitten Festival · 3 replies · 171+ views
    The American Thinker ^ | Dec. 28, 2004 | Thomas Lifson
    City planners in Los Angeles are shocked to discover that people moving into downtown apartments are unwilling to give up their cars and live the way many Manhattanites and San Franciscans do - using the expensive subway, bus system, and taxi cabs for their daily transportation. And now local officials, who just a few years ago stopped requiring developers to build parking spaces in most loft buildings, are scrambling to accommodate automobiles — and their owners — downtown.
  • PLEASE! STOP POSTING SAME MESSAGE ON ALL BOARDS!

    08/16/2002 7:39:49 AM PDT · by Merchant Seaman · 728 replies · 30,137+ views
    Annoyed Reader
    The purpose of FreeRepublic.com's multiple message boards is to limit the topics for each board to particular topics. Posting the same message on all the boards defeats the purpose of multiple-boards for special topics. It is very annoying to see the same message on every bulletin board. PLEASE! DO THE READERS A FAVOR. STOP CROSS-POSTING YOUR MESSAGES!
  • 'Paper or plastic' is now 'computer or cashier'

    04/18/2004 9:12:38 PM PDT · by sdk7x7 · 28 replies · 237+ views
    'Paper or plastic' is now 'computer or cashier' By Marie Ewald | Staff writer of The Christian Science Monitor Morena Michelangelo shops for food in reverse. When she enters her local Stop & Shop supermarket in Quincy, Mass., she meticulously unfolds and lines up six brown bags along the bottom of her shopping cart. And even though she has plenty more groceries to buy, she rings up and bags her chips and soda. Rather than a backward shopper, Ms. Michelangelo considers herself a progressive one. She uses new technology - a mobile computer and bar-code scanner - that she plucks...
  • Now it's Wal-Mart...what will be next!

    03/15/2004 6:49:50 AM PST · by Railroad · 11 replies · 186+ views
    The Atlanta Journal-Constitution ^ | 3/15/04 | Luke Boggs
    "union fat-cats have mobilized America's liberal elites in a desperate bid to defeat union-free Wal-Mart not in the market but in the arena of public opinion." The liberal elites are now going after Wal-Mart. What's next?
  • Where’s The Beef? (MEAT PRICES SKYROCKET)

    11/03/2003 10:44:33 PM PST · by ppaul · 41 replies · 1,090+ views
    The mountain Times ^ | 11/03/03 | Kathleen McFadden
    Shortage Expected to Cause Prices to Skyrocket Worth their weight in gold? At least one local restaurant has already changed its pricing because of high beef prices, and grocery store prices are anticipated to jump soon. “An astronomical increase,” is the way Ted Mackorell of Makoto Seafood and Steak House described the jump in beef prices this week. “It has been inching up on us for the last month,” Mackorell said, “but both of our purveyors came in this morning and said, ‘Brace yourself.’” Over the past month and a half, Mackorell explained, his beef prices have increased by about...
  • Sex for groceries in Zimbabwe [Famine]

    09/15/2003 6:19:58 AM PDT · by TastyManatees · 11 replies · 270+ views
    News.com.au (AFP) ^ | 9/14/03 | Staff
    Sex for groceries in Zimbabwe From correspondents in Harare September 14, 2003 UNDER-AGE teenagers were prostituting themselves for groceries in Zimbabwe's second city, Bulawayo, amid food shortages and high prices, the Standard newspaper reported today. It said desperate girls were offering sex in exchange for "groceries and other basic commodities that are in short supply". Fifteen-year old Zandile Nyoni told the paper: "One of my regulars is a company executive, and he even buys groceries for me.". Zimbabwe is in the throes of severe economic difficulties, with cash and food shortages, and inflation running at more than 426 per cent,...
  • Is Big Brother in Your Grocery Cart?

    06/06/2003 5:45:49 AM PDT · by hardhead · 86 replies · 1,336+ views
    Supermarket Cards: An Overview of the Pricing Issues John Vanderlippe, CASPIAN It's about more than just higher prices. Brace yourself for "customer-specific pricing." For many consumers, the pricing issues surrounding supermarket "loyalty" card programs can be summed up in one simple concept: those without a card pay more at the register. The stores portray it the same way, but call it "rewarding loyal customers" with lower prices. Though this sounds simple, few things in life are as simple as they seem and supermarket cards are no different. Pricing issues with card schemes actually fall into two categories: savings and segmentation....
  • Safeway Reports 4Q Loss of $1 Billion

    02/06/2003 6:40:35 PM PST · by PAR35 · 55 replies · 689+ views
    AP via Austin American-Statesman ^ | 2/6/03 | MICHAEL LIEDTKE
    SAN FRANCISCO (AP)--Slumping supermarket giant Safeway Inc. reported a fourth-quarter loss Thursday of $1.05 billion, reflecting the grocer's continuing headaches with two major acquisitions in Texas and Illinois. The loss of $2.37 per share for the October-December period contrasted with a profit of $353.6 million, or 70 cents per share, the previous year. Fourth-quarter sales totaled $10.01 billion, up from $9.93 billion a year earlier. Safeway absorbed $1.5 billion in fourth-quarter charges to account for troubles at two grocers, Houston-based Randall's and Chicago-based Dominick's, that it bought for a total of $2.5 billion during the late 1990s. {snip} Besides sustaining...
  • Who Moved My Argula?

    01/18/2003 5:49:55 AM PST · by Archangelsk · 11 replies · 241+ views
    The NY Times ^ | 01/18/03 | ROB KAUFELT
    Who Moved My Arugula? By ROB KAUFELT After graduating from college in the late 1960's, unclear about my future, I drifted into the family supermarket business in New Jersey. From Day One, I bugged my father and uncle about all the things they were doing wrong. In response, they sent me to an old-fashioned supermarket training program. The course did not have its intended effect. Most of what I learned came from my roommate, who arrived in a Mercedes convertible with golf clubs in the trunk (I had a Pinto). He regaled me with his vision of a new type...