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Big Change Coming to Kroger, and It's Starting in Seattle

Supermarket chain to get rid of all plastic bags by 2025

(Newser) - The nation's largest grocery chain will be free of plastic bags at all of its nearly 2,800 stores by 2025. Kroger Co., which orders about 6 billion bags each year, will begin phasing out their use immediately at one of its chains based in Seattle, a city that'... More »

Cincinnati Cop Tases Girl Accused of Stealing Food

Officer is on restricted duty amid investigation

(Newser) - A Cincinnati police officer is on restricted duty after using a Taser on an 11-year-old girl suspected of stealing food from a Kroger. "It's hard to understand why an 11-year-old would be tased. I expect answers in 24 hours," Vice Mayor Christopher Smitherman tells the Cincinnati Enquirer... More »

17.7 Tons of Ground Beef May Be Contaminated With Plastic

Recall notice affects Kroger products

(Newser) - The USDA's food inspection unit wants people to check their freezers for ground beef that may have been contaminated by pieces of hard, blue plastic. A recall notice has been issued for 17.7 tons of ground beef from a batch that ended up at Kroger stores, among other... More »

Another Retailer Tightens Rules on Gun Sales

Kroger won't sell to those under 21 through its Fred Meyer outlets

(Newser) - The issue of guns remained front and center Thursday, with Kroger becoming the third major retailer in recent days to add new restrictions to gun sales, reports the Wall Street Journal . (Dick's and Walmart came first .) The supermarket chain will no longer sell guns or ammo to those... More »

Beer Drinker's Suit: 2 Geckos in My Heineken Gave Me PTSD

Complaint says man became 'violently ill' after stomach-churning find

(Newser) - We've heard of skunky beer, but never gecko-y beer. The latter seems to be much worse than the former, based on a lawsuit filed in California against Heineken and the Kroger grocery chain. Consumerist reports on the complaint , which came about after Orange County's George Toubbeh said he... More »

Man Allegedly Poops on Self-Checkout Machine

Which reminds us: Wash your produce before eating it

(Newser) - A 23-year-old Ohio man was arrested Sunday in Cincinnati after he allegedly pooped directly onto a self-checkout machine, the Cincinnati Enquirer reports. According to the Smoking Gun , police say Colin Murphy stripped completely naked in front of an employee at a Kroger grocery store, then dropped a deuce onto the... More »

Costco, Trader Joe's Peaches, Plums Recalled

California packing company says it has fixed the listeria risk

(Newser) - Watch out for those plums and peaches: A California packing company has recalled fruit sent to big stores around the country after internal testing revealed possible listeria contamination. The recall affects whole white and yellow peaches, white and yellow nectarines, plums, and pluots sent to stores, including Costco, Trader Joe'... More »

Retailers Get Official Letter: 'Don't Sell Cigarettes'

Attorneys general urge major retailers to stop selling smokes

(Newser) - Five of America's major retailers received a letter yesterday urging them to do one thing: stop selling cigarettes. Written by a group of attorneys general, the letter asked Walmart, Kroger, Rite Aid, Safeway, and Walgreen to follow CVS's lead and pull tobacco products from the shelves entirely, NPR... More »

Walmart May Buy Hostess: Report

Kroger also in the mix

(Newser) - It looks like America's retailers can't resist a Twinkie. About two dozen companies intend to bid to buy either all of Hostess or just some of its individual brands, sources tell Bloomberg . Among the biggest names in the mix: Walmart. That deal would make some amount of sense,... More »

Introducing the 164-Item Vending Machine

Kroger opens kiosk-style store on Ohio Northern University campus

(Newser) - There's a new Kroger on the Ohio Northern University campus, but you can't enter it—because it's a vending machine. The Kroger Shop24 Kiosk, which opened last month, is about the size of a bus stop and includes 164 items, from milk and bread to toiletries and... More »

After Death, More Retailers Yank Formula

Supervalu, Walgreens, Kroger, Safeway join Walmart in pulling Enfamil lot

(Newser) - Several more national retailers have joined Walmart in pulling a batch of powdered infant formula from their shelves after a Missouri newborn who consumed it apparently died of a rare bacterial infection, the companies said today. Officials at Supervalu, Walgreens, Kroger, and Safeway say they have removed 12.5-ounce cans... More »

Retailers Slash Selection in Response to Recession

(Newser) - A fundamental shift is going on in the consumer product world as retailers decide that less is more, the Wall Street Journal reports. Big national retailers are expected to slash selection by at least 15%, analysts say. Gone will be 30% of Kroger’s cereals, 20 of the 24 tape... More »

Pistachio Recall Continues to Expand

(Newser) - Fears of salmonella contamination have led more companies in the US and Canada to recall their pistachio products, Reuters reports. FritoLay, which is supplied by the supposed source of the contamination, California packager Setton International, is pulling packages of certain sizes and sell-by dates on both sides of the border.... More »

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