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  • Industry Analysts: Whole Foods Traffic Declines Are ‘Staggering’ (Kroger picking up)

    03/28/2017 2:20:32 PM PDT · by drewh · 100 replies
    Grub Street ^ | March 28, 2017 | By Clint Rainey
    New market data has somehow managed to make Whole Foods’ beleaguered lot look even worse. On top of reports last week that rival Albertsons was sniffing around Sprouts Farmers Market, an upstart organic grocer and wellness store whose prices are about 19 percent cheaper on average than Whole Foods, there are now some new numbers suggesting the high-end grocery chain is also still hemorrhaging shoppers. Foot traffic has dipped once again, Barclays analysts note, straight-up describing the magnitude this time as “staggering.” Technically, it’s 3 percent, which can make “staggering” seem a little far-fetched — until you consider it translates...
  • Traveling Musician Sings for Venezuelans Stuck in Six-Hour Supermarket Lines

    03/10/2016 12:31:56 PM PST · by detective · 37 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 9 Mar 2016 | by Frances Martel
    Years of crippling socialist policies have left Venezuela so bereft of food, average Venezuelans must spent up to six hours waiting in line to received their allotted rations of basic goods like vegetable oil, flour, or milk. Musician Jonathan Acosta has offered to help ease the frustration by visiting supermarkets and performing for those waiting in line.
  • Obama forces successful supermarkets to be sold to a failing company that shuts them down

    10/05/2015 4:35:04 PM PDT · by grundle · 50 replies
    wordpress ^ | O0ctober 5, 2015 | Dan from Squirrel Hill
    Obama forces successful supermarket chains to sell supermarkets to a failing company that shuts them down The Obama administration recently forced successful supermarket chains Albertsons and Safeway to sell some of their supermarkets to the Haggen supermarket chain.Six months later, Haggen declared bankruptcy, and said it would close at least 100 of its supermarkets.Grocery strategist Burt P. Flickinger said:“This is the fastest (failure) in modern supermarket history… In all of retail, I haven’t seen anything like this.”This does not surprise me. Obama is a cronyist, and everything he touches turns into bantha pudu.
  • Why did billionaire pay Clinton $15 million?

    glaringly missing from the summary was mention of $15 million in fees paid by Burkle's Yucaipa Global Opportunities Fund since 2002
  • Welcome to a government we’ll-tell-you-what-to-eat world

    07/20/2014 7:02:06 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 15 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 07/20/14 | Judi McLeod
    The supermarket ‘talking’ shopping cart Michelle Obama will use to push her over-the-top approved food list is a power push over unsuspecting masses, but would serve as the perfect replacement for her husband’s omnipresent rising sun logo. Six years ago, Barack Hussein Obama arrogantly made himself the rising sun in a logo by putting the sun under his stylized ‘O’, but his wife may have inadvertently come up with a better logo symbol to represent the empty life Barack Obama is bequeathing Americans: Michelle’s government-controlled supermarket shopping cart.
  • The 12 Worst Supermarkets in America

    12/09/2013 7:29:55 AM PST · by Daffynition · 197 replies
    The Fiscal Times ^ | April 13, 2012 ?!? | Blaire Briody
    ...All ratings are based on 24,203 responses, and the four categories – service (includes employee courtesy and checkout speed), perishables (food quality), price and cleanliness – were scored from “very satisfied,” “fairly satisfied,” “neutral, “fairly unsatisfied” and “very unsatisfied.” All scores are out of 100. The highest-rated supermarket, Wegmans, received a score of 88. The following are ranked from bad to worst....
  • Commissary plan backlash shows difficulty of cutting defense spending

    06/02/2013 5:53:48 AM PDT · by tellw · 34 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 06/02/213 | Rajiv Chandrasekaran
    CAMP LEJEUNE, N.C. — Motion sensors and razor-wire coils ring the ammunition depot on this vast Marine Corps base. Sentries stand watch in the lobby of the headquarters complex. Military police officers patrol the barracks every few hours. But no building here boasts the defenses of the giant, government-run supermarket, whose bright, wide aisles are stocked with seemingly every brand of every food product available in America — Heinz ketchup, Oscar Mayer bacon, Lay’s chips — all sold at close to wholesale prices. The cost of ordering the goods, filling the shelves and checking out customers is all borne by...
  • Oh, good: ObamaCare may help raise supermarket prices, too

    02/07/2013 5:52:03 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 17 replies
    Hot Air ^ | February 7, 2013 | Erika Johnsen
    ObamaCare’s benevolent promise to help control and curtail healthcare-related costs is already going magnificently bust; why not just extend the consequences of heightened compliance costs and pricey taxes to an entirely other but equally indispensable economic sector while they’re at it, right? As the Federal Drug Administration so munificently explains, part of ObamaCare’s overall purpose is to help provide Americans with all of the tools they need to lead healthier lives (with a universal healthcare system that requires society to absorb the costs of individuals’ daily health-related decisions, what choice do they have but to butt into those decisions?) —...
  • Supermarkets cry foul as FDA proposes new food labeling rule under ObamaCare

    02/06/2013 7:37:01 PM PST · by Nachum · 30 replies
    Fox News ^ | 2/6/13 | Shannon Bream
    If the Food and Drug Administration gets its way, your trip to the grocery store could get a tad pricier. Supermarket owners argue a pending federal food-labeling rule that stems from the new health care law would overburden thousands of grocers and convenience store owners -- to the tune of $1 billion in the first year alone. (Snip) The rule stems from an ObamaCare mandate that restaurants provide nutrition information on menus. Most in the restaurant industry were supportive of the idea, but when the FDA decided to extend the provision to also affect thousands of supermarkets
  • Albertsons to close 26 U.S. stores

    09/05/2012 8:51:54 PM PDT · by tobyhill · 48 replies
    LA Times ^ | 9/5/2012 | Shan Li and Walter Hamilton
    The parent company of the Albertsons supermarket chain is closing 26 stores nationwide, including 18 in Southern California, as it tries to overcome sharp operating losses and stiff price competition from big-box rivals. Supervalu Inc. said late Wednesday that the closings are part of a decision to eliminate about 60 stores nationwide, primarily in its Albertsons and Save-A-Lot chains. Albertsons will have 228 stores in California after the closures. Among the Albertsons locations in Southern California scheduled to be closed by December are stores in Long Beach, Glendale, Northridge and Van Nuys. A store in Culver City closed last month.
  • Why We’re Now Paying More For Generic Groceries

    02/09/2012 8:52:15 PM PST · by rawhide · 28 replies ^ | 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...
  • If Supermarkets Were Like Public Schools

    05/04/2011 9:00:39 PM PDT · by grundle · 9 replies
    Wall St. Journal ^ | MAY 5, 2011 | DONALD J. BOUDREAUX
    Suppose that groceries were supplied in the same way as K-12 education... Each family would be assigned to a particular supermarket according to its home address. And each family would get its weekly allotment of groceries—"for free"—from its neighborhood public supermarket. No family would be permitted to get groceries from a public supermarket outside of its district. Being largely protected from consumer choice, almost all public supermarkets would be worse than private ones. In poor counties the quality of public supermarkets would be downright abysmal. Poor people—entitled in principle to excellent supermarkets—would in fact suffer unusually poor supermarket quality. Responding...
  • E. coli bacteria found on 50 percent of shopping carts (Reusable shopping bags too)

    03/02/2011 8:10:47 PM PST · by Innovative · 37 replies
    MSNBC ^ | March 1, 2011 | Linda Carroll
    Researchers from the University of Arizona swabbed shopping cart handles in four states looking for bacterial contamination. Of the 85 carts examined, 72 percent turned out to have a marker for fecal bacteria. The researchers took a closer look at the samples from 36 carts and discovered Escherichia coli, more commonly known as E. coli, on 50 percent of them - along with a host of other types of bacteria. Shopping cart handles aren't the only thing you need to worry about when you go to the local supermarket, Gerba added. In other research, he's found that reusable shopping bags...
  • 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...
  • Winn-Dixie to close 30 stores; 120 corporate jobs being eliminated (MMM...MMM...MMM)

    07/28/2010 10:49:51 AM PDT · by My Favorite Headache · 38 replies · 3+ views
    Winn-Dixie Stores Inc. on Tuesday announced it will close 30 of its 514 stores, and cut 120 jobs in its corporate and field support staffs as it deals with a continued weak economy. The Jacksonville-based supermarket chain wouldn't say which stores are closing until company officials can inform the employees involved, which should happen by the end of Wednesday. The stores being closed "can't operate efficiently or profitably" in this economy, CEO Peter Lynch said. "We just don't see a lot of good things down the road," he said. "These steps are being taken to position the company for another...
  • Remarks by the First Lady, Senator Bill Frist, Mayor Cory Booker and Dr. Jim Gavin...

    04/02/2010 10:51:11 PM PDT · by Cindy · 19 replies · 492+ views ^ | April 1, 2010 | n/a
    Note: The following text is a quote: Home • Briefing Room • Speeches & Remarks The White House Office of the First Lady For Immediate Release April 01, 2010 Remarks by the First Lady, Senator Bill Frist, Mayor Cory Booker and Dr. Jim Gavin at Foundation Chair Announcement Conference Call Via telephone 11:02 A.M. EDT MRS. OBAMA: Well, good morning, everyone. This is Mrs. Obama. It’s good to have you all on the line. Thank you so much for joining us as we take another very important step forward in the work to address America’s childhood obesity crisis. This...
  • How men amuse themselves in Supermarkets

    11/06/2009 3:59:45 AM PST · by Vanders9 · 85 replies · 4,240+ views
    Tesco | 11/06/09
    Proof of what can happen if a wife or girlfriend drags her husband or boyfriend along shopping This letter was actually sent by Tesco's Head Office to a customer in Oxford, UK : Dear Mrs. Murray, Whilst we would like to thank you for your valued custom and use of the Tesco Loyalty Card, the Manager of our store in Banbury is considering banning you and your family from shopping with us, unless your husband stops his antics. Below is a list of his actions over the past few months all verified by our surveillance cameras: 1. June 15: Took...
  • Supermarkets an endangered species in S.F.

    09/18/2008 7:57:10 AM PDT · by SmithL · 20 replies · 161+ views
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | 9/18/8 | C.W. Nevius
    It was business as usual at the Cala Foods supermarket on Nob Hill this week. Customers lined up six deep at the cashiers and shoppers crowded the well-stocked aisles. So why is the store closing in 2010?The simple answer is money. Although Cala is making money, the profit margin for a large supermarket isn't large. Food costs are up, vendors are charging more to deliver products. Wages and insurance costs are rising. But more than that, supermarket sites are some of the last large real estate lots in the city. Eager developers are making such generous offers that store owners...
  • Supermarkets 'Mislead With Omega 3 Claims' (UK)

    10/24/2007 8:58:08 PM PDT · by blam · 8 replies · 44+ views
    The Telegraph (UK) ^ | 10-25-2007 | Harry Wallop
    Supermarkets 'mislead with omega 3 claims' By Harry Wallop, Consumer Affairs Correspondent Last Updated: 2:13am BST 25/10/2007 Supermarkets and food companies are misleading customers by making baffling health claims about omega 3, an organisation has claimed. Omega 3 is found naturally in oily fish, such as salmon or mackerel The fatty acid has become increasingly popular in recent years after some studies suggested that it can help reduce the risk of heart disease. However, parts of the food industry have been accused by the consumer group Which?of "riding the money-making omega 3 wave". A survey of 2,405 of their members...
  • Mugabe Has Lots Of Food At Local Shop

    07/27/2007 7:14:29 PM PDT · by blam · 21 replies · 729+ views
    The Telegraph (UK) ^ | 7-28-2009 | Sebastien Berger
    Mugabe has lots of food at local shop Last Updated: 2:38am BST 28/07/2007 Shoppers in the supermarkets of Harare have nothing left to buy. But in Borrowdale Brooke, where the country’s senior politicians live, everything from lobster to single malt whisky can be found — at a price The shelves in Zimbabwe's stores are bare, but in a leafy suburb of Harare it's a different story, Sebastien Berger reports Robert Mugabe's local supermarket is unlike any other shop in Zimbabwe. Elsewhere there are gaping empty shelves where bread, butter, sugar, meat and the staple maize meal should be. But at...