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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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

Walmart Tests Online Grocery Service

People in San Jose can order on the Internet for home delivery

(Newser) - The online grocery business is small-scale right now, but the potential for growth just got a lot better: Walmart is taking a stab at it. The chain announced it is testing a "Walmart To Go" service in San Jose, California, reports Reuters . Customers can order groceries from the store... More »

Reusable Bags May Hurt Planet, Too

Studies find sacks have risky levels of lead

(Newser) - Now that you’ve made the transition from plastic bags to reusable ones, it turns out they, too, may be an environmental threat, reports the New York Times . Studies show some such bags contain may contain unsafe amounts of lead, which could eventually seep into groundwater if they're disposed of.... More »

Consumer Reports: Try Generic Brand Foods

They frequently beat brand names on taste

(Newser) - Consumer Reports offers some age-old advice the next time you're cruising the grocery aisle: Don't pay for the brand name. It recently sampled 21 food products and found that generic brands beat or tied the brand-name version in taste on 14 of them. Campbell's Chicken Noodle Soup, for instance, lost... More »

Food Stamps Make You Fatter

Limited budget may promote unhealthy choices

(Newser) - Barack Obama might like to think that the down-and-out are using food stamps to buy arugala at Whole Foods, but as Science Daily reports, people tend to gain weight on food stamps. The average benefit of $81 a month doesn't go a long way toward nutritious foods, researchers suggest in... More »

Prepared Food Aisle Is the New Restaurant

Restaurants take hit as customers opt for cheaper grub

(Newser) - Cash-conscious consumers who’d rather not cook are increasingly ditching restaurant dinners in favor of grocery stores’ prepared meals, the San Diego Union-Tribune reports. At some stores, prepared-food sales have jumped 7% to 10%, says an industry consultant. For their part, supermarkets are hawking a bigger and better selection of... More »

Veggie Gardens Thrive in Lean Times

Seed sales set records amid recession

(Newser) - Sales of vegetable seeds are skyrocketing this season and experts say it’s not just the local food movement or Michelle Obama’s First Garden that’s driving the craze. Americans hit hard by the recession are slashing grocery bills by growing their own, as evidenced by a 30% spike... More »

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