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Tech Giant Is Getting Into the Convenience Store Game

Sources say Amazon wants to expand further into grocery market

(Newser) - Amazon is about to expand ever further into the grocery business in a big way, sources tell the Wall Street Journal . Plans include opening convenience stores where shoppers can grab perishable groceries (milk, meat, fruit, etc.) to take home while using their mobile phones or touchscreens inside the store... More »

These Are America's 10 Favorite Grocery Stores

Trader Joe's has lost its crown

(Newser) - A new survey of 10,000 people conducted by Market Force has determined America's favorite grocery stores. Wegmans took the top spot—which had been dominated by Trader Joe's in recent years—after not even making the list in 2015. Market Force says the results are proof that... More »

Whole Foods' Cheaper Chain Gets Familiar Name

Stores opening next year to be named after 365 house brand

(Newser) - Whole Foods says it will name its new chain of smaller stores with lower prices after its "365 Everyday Value" house brand. Co-CEO Walter Robb says the chain will be named "365 by Whole Foods Market," a nod to the brand already sold by the grocery chain.... More »

Open in Boston: Supermarket Selling Old Food

Non-profit Daily Table sells healthy but aging food at low prices

(Newser) - A non-profit grocery store opened in Boston yesterday with an interesting premise: Collect food that would otherwise go to waste because it was near its sell-by date and sell it to people at low prices. Daily Table, the brainchild of former Trader Joe’s chief Doug Rauch, opened its doors... More »

No. 1 Organic Grocer Isn't Who You Think

Costco moves ahead of Whole Foods

(Newser) - One out of every 10 organic-food sales is made at Costco, the Seattle Times reports—enough to propel the warehouse club to estimated annual sales of $4 billion and allow it to beat out Whole Foods ($3.6 billion) as the No. 1 organic grocer, per an analysis from BMO... More »

4 Reasons Why Wegmans Is Our Best Grocery Store

For one, it's mammoth

(Newser) - The West Coast has its vaunted In-N-Out Burger , but the Northeast is home to its own cult following, albeit a slightly nerdier one than a burger joint: It is Wegmans , an 86-store supermarket chain that inspires no small amount of fervor in its produce aisles. "Is it really this... More »

America's 10 Favorite Grocery Stores

Trader Joe's takes the cake ... or the Speculoos Cookie Butter

(Newser) - America's most beloved grocery store is once again Trader Joe's. That's the conclusion of Market Force Information , which surveyed 7,200 people on 14 grocery chains. It's the third consecutive year Trader Joe's has taken the top spot, with Publix once again nipping at its... More »

3 Dead in Indiana Supermarket Shooting

Gunman shot 2 victims before he was killed by police

(Newser) - Three people are dead after a deadly shooting last night in Elkhart, Indiana: A gunman entered Martin's Super Market just after 10pm and began firing "from one area of the store to the next," killing two women before he was shot dead by police. The gunman—a... More »

America's Best Grocery Store Is ... Not Trader Joe's

Aldi is well-priced, efficient, and oh-so German: Rebecca Schuman

(Newser) - Ever try out the grocery chain Aldi? And if so, how did you like the deposit for a checkout cart and cardboard boxes instead of shelves? Rebecca Schuman was certainly enthralled, writing at Slate that it's "the best grocery store in America." Sure it's only in... More »

New Store Will Specialize in ... Expired Food

From the former president of Trader Joe's

(Newser) - Trader Joe's has made a profitable business out of repackaging regular supermarket food in cooler boxes and selling it in funkier surrounds. Now the company's former president wants to do the same thing for ... expired food, reports NPR . A new report has found that 40% of America's... More »

LA OKs Nation's Biggest Bag Ban

Plastic grocery bags to go next year

(Newser) - Environmental activists have scored a huge victory in Los Angeles, where the city council has voted 11-1 to make the city the biggest in the US to ban plastic grocery bags. Stores that sell perishable foods—including supermarkets, mini-marts, and retailers like Target that have grocery sections—will be barred... More »

Supermarkets Cut Prices— Just for You

Marketers gather heaps of data on individuals, tailor coupons to them

(Newser) - The food shopping of the future could look a lot more like buying airline tickets: You might not be paying the same price as the person next to you. That's because Safeway and Kroger—and likely soon other supermarkets—are tailoring personal prices based on your purchase history, reports... More »

Your New Grocery Store: Dollar General?

Chain hopes offering groceries will draw in more customers

(Newser) - When you think dollar stores, you probably think of Tiki statues, fragile toys, and cheap kitchen implements. But Dollar General is trying to change all that, the Wall Street Journal reports, by taking a real shot at the grocery market. Over the next year, the discount chain intends to open... More »

Governors Defend Pink Slime by Eating It

In attempt to combat 'unwarranted food scare'

(Newser) - Pink slime is perfectly safe to eat, but it has a bit of a PR problem, according to federal authorities and a coalition of at least four governors. Department of Agriculture officials say the "slime"—leftover beef trimmings sometimes treated with ammonium hydroxide—is actually a low-cost way... More »

3 Grocers Boycott Pink Slime

Food Lion, Supervalu, Safeway announce they won't carry 'lean, finely textured beef'

(Newser) - At least three national supermarket operators have decided to stop buying ground beef that contains the filler now known as "pink slime." Federal regulators say the filler, known in the industry as "lean, finely textured beef," meets food safety standards. But critics say the product could... More »

Whole Foods Trying to Lose 'Whole Paycheck' Rep

Expanding into suburban markets is working out well for organic grocer

(Newser) - Whole Foods wants you to know—or, at least, believe—that you won't go broke by shopping there. The upscale grocer is expanding beyond its traditional urban haunts into suburban markets, and in the process trying to shed the reputation that earned it the nickname "Whole Paycheck,"... More »

Grocery Store Wouldn't Let Me Pay in Quarters: Woman

Woman mortified after Portland store refused to take her change

(Newser) - It's not a good week to be a grocery store. First, a Safeway in Honolulu got raked over the coals for arresting a pregnant woman who ate a sandwich while shopping and forgot to pay for it. Now, a woman in Portland says a Save-a-Lot wouldn't let her... More »

Grocer A&P Files for Chapter 11

Move widely expected from 151-year-old firm

(Newser) - The Great Atlantic & Pacific Tea Co., once the nation's largest grocer, has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection as it struggles with enormous debt and increased competition from low-priced peers. The 151-year-old company operates 395 stores around the Northeast under the A&P, Waldbaum's, The Food Emporium, Super Fresh,... More »

Trader Joe's: The Biggest Small Store

Inside the company that's winning over customers

(Newser) - Green eaters will probably be dismayed to hear that Trader Joe’s, that enclave of cage-free eggs and organic veggies, also sells pita chips…made by FritoLay. But that’s the most damning revelation in Fortune ’s look at the company, which has managed to maintain its “neighborhood... More »

Don't Touch That Receipt! It May Be Toxic

40% of receipts tested were slathered with bisphenol A

(Newser) - Sheesh: The same toxic chemical—bisphenol A—that's shown up in baby bottles and canned goods is apparently also all over the receipts you get from stores and restaurants, and in much greater amounts. BPA was found in the coating used on cash register receipts in 40% of businesses tested,... More »

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