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Portland Thieves Take Off With Tofu Truck

Vehicle was eventually found—but not the tofu or organic juice that was inside

(Newser) - In what could be the most Portland crime ever, the hapless driver of a refrigerated truck for a Seattle natural-foods wholesaler reported his tofu-laden vehicle stolen Tuesday, the Oregonian reports. The driver made a morning stop at a Safeway, but came back out after 20 minutes or so to find... 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 »

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 »

Pregnant Woman Given Abortion Pill, Not Antibiotic

Pharmacy accidentally hands her another woman's prescription

(Newser) - Mareena Silva, six weeks pregnant, went a Safeway pharmacy to pick up an antibiotic her doctor had prescribed—but instead, she walked out with an abortion drug. Silva took methotrexate, which is used for chemotherapy and for early-stage pregnancy termination, because she believed it was hers, but realized the mistake... More »

Watchdog: Disney Bags Have Too Much Lead

Shopping bags exceed federal limit for kids, says group

(Newser) - An environmental watchdog group says two versions of plastic Disney shopping bags go way over the federal limit for lead in kids' products. The Center for Environmental Health tested the reusable Toys Story and Cars bags sold by Safeway—the chain says the bags are no longer for sale—and... More »

Honor System Holds at Unmanned DC Store

Shoppers found Safeway unlocked, left cash for supplies

(Newser) - If you’re among those who’ve lost faith in humanity, a story from snowbound Washington might cheer you: After employees evidently left a Safeway grocery store unlocked, customers who salvaged items from the mainly gutted shelves actually left cash for them. A Safeway rep can’t confirm that’s... More »

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