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Airline Now Selling Its Meals in Supermarkets

Finnair wants to satisfy 'wanderlust'

(Newser) - Finnair says it wants to keep its catering staff employed—and bring a taste of air travel to hungry Finns stuck at home because of the pandemic. The airline says it's planning to sell business-class meals in supermarkets, and the choices will be more exciting than "beef or... More »

No More 'Feminine Hygiene' Products in This Supermarket

NZ's Countdown chain will drop euphemisms, just use 'period' for tampons, pads, and menstrual cups

(Newser) - New Zealand shoppers annoyed at tap-dancing around the word "period" on menstrual products may want to start doing their shopping at Countdown: The Guardian reports that the supermarket chain will be nixing euphemistic terms such as "sanitary" and "feminine hygiene" on products like tampons, pads, and menstrual... More »

Sticker Shock at the Supermarket? You're Not Alone

Price of groceries just saw record-setting spike due to coronavirus pandemic

(Newser) - With most Americans sheltering at home as they wait out the coronavirus pandemic, you may have noticed that while your eating-out tab has gone down, your supermarket bill has gone up. It's not in your head: The monthly consumer price index has been released by the Bureau of Labor... More »

Man Who Used KKK Hood as Face Mask Is Off the Hook

Police say their hands are tied after supermarket incident in Santee, Calif.

(Newser) - A white man pictured wearing a Ku Klux Klan hood at a supermarket near San Diego will not face charges. An investigation into the May 2 incident at the Vons in Santee didn't uncover enough evidence for police to pursue charges, the San Diego County Sheriff's Department said... More »

$35K in Food Dumped After 'Twisted Prank' in Grocery Store

Woman went around coughing on everything as a joke, store co-owner says

(Newser) - A "very challenging day" at a Pennsylvania grocery store started with a cough and ended with more than $35,000 worth of food being dumped. USA Today reports on the incident Wednesday at Gerrity's Supermarket in Hanover Township, where a woman reportedly came in and "proceeded to... More »

'Knucklehead' Accused of Coughing on Grocery Worker

NJ man charged with terroristic threats

(Newser) - A New Jersey man described as a "knucklehead" by Gov. Phil Murphy is facing serious charges after allegedly coughing on a supermarket worker. Authorities say that after the Wegmans employee expressed concern that George Falcone was standing too close to her and a display of prepared foods, he moved... More »

Supermarket Grabs Odd Impeachment Spotlight

GOP attorney uses reusable tote for a briefcase, and the chain capitalizes

(Newser) - Monday's impeachment hearing was serious business. Mostly. There was also the oddity of Republican attorney Steve Castor arriving at the proceeding with all his material tucked into a reusable supermarket bag instead of a briefcase. As Time points, lots of people on the internet noticed . So, too, did the... More »

Supermarket Scraps Very Bad Idea to Gauge Uniform Sizes

Albert Heijn apologizes after asking employees to submit photos of themselves in underwear

(Newser) - When it comes to the question "How can we figure out sizes for our employees' new work uniforms?" one business came up with possibly the worst answer: Ask workers to submit scantily-clad pictures of themselves. Albert Heijn, the leading supermarket chain in the Netherlands, asked employees at one branch... More »

Cashier Didn't Think Anyone Noticed His Good Deed. They Did

David Vance quietly paid for elderly man's groceries out of his own pocket after the customer's credit card kept getting declined

(Newser) - David Vance tried to pull off a subtle act of kindness for someone in financial straits last month, but someone noticed, posted about it online, and now the grocery store cashier in Northern Ireland is being hailed around the world. Vance, who works at a Lidl in Belfast, was working... More »

Missing Worker's Body Was in Supermarket for 10 Years

Iowa man was trapped in gap behind freezer units

(Newser) - Workers removing old freezer units from a former supermarket in Council Bluffs, Iowa, earlier this year made a horrifying discovery: the body of a worker who vanished almost a decade earlier. Larry Ely Murillo-Moncada, 25, was reported missing Nov. 28, 2009, after he became upset and ran out of his... More »

Amazon Is Making Big Changes at Whole Foods

New round of price cuts takes effect Wednesday

(Newser) - Whole Foods is taking steps to change its "Whole Paycheck" image with another round of price cuts. According to documents seen by the Wall Street Journal , the Amazon-owned grocery chain is planning to cut prices on more than 500 items, mainly produce and meat, as of Wednesday. Sources tell... More »

2 Women Were Told to Speak English. Enter a 'Shero'

Linda Dwire arrested and charged with harassing 2 Mexican women shopping in Colorado

(Newser) - A confrontation among four women in a Colorado grocery store has led to one being called a "shero," two grateful for her efforts, and a fourth, who calls herself the "patriotic" one of the bunch, arrested, per the Daily Dot . The incident took place at a City... More »

She's Accused of Eating on the Job—but Not Her Own Lunch

Ohio deli worker accused of devouring $9.2K of ham and salami, a handful of slices at a time

(Newser) - Vice's Munchies notes this case could be one of "thinly sliced larceny," but whether charges emerge remains to be seen. A loss-prevention manager at a Giant Eagle supermarket in Bolivar, Ohio, recently received an odd tip about a longtime employee at the deli counter: She was... More »

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 »

Horrible Smell in Store's Entrance Column Was a Person

WinCo manager figured it was a sewage problem

(Newser) - A strong smell outside a California supermarket turned out to be someone who had decomposed in one of the store's entrance columns, ABC 7 reports. Police were called Saturday to the WinCo Foods in Lancaster after a plumber, told it was likely a septic problem, helped knock brick from... More »

Supermarket Bans Black Man for Questioning Its Policy

Rory Ferreira, 26, says it was 'the scariest thing in the world'

(Newser) - A Maine man says he's pursuing legal action after an unpleasant encounter that smacks of racism, the Hill reports. Rory Ferreira, 26, says he wasn't surprised to be carded Tuesday when buying wine at a Shaw's store in Saco, Maine—but got suspicious when his wife was... More »

Supermarket Cuts Price of Nutella, Riots Ensue

'They are like animals,' shaken customer says

(Newser) - In scenes reminiscent of Black Friday—or possibly Brown Friday—violence erupted in supermarkets across France Thursday after a chain offered a discount on Nutella that may have been a little too steep. Shoppers jostled, pushed, and brawled in an effort to grab pots of chocolate hazelnut spread that had... More »

Low-Cost Aldi Supermarkets Plan Bigger Push in US

Company will be No. 3 by 2022

(Newser) - You definitely know Walmart, and you likely know Kroger. If you don't know Aldi, that will probably change by 2022. The low-cost grocery chain was already planning on expanding its 1,650 stores to 2,000 by the end of 2018. The company now says it will be at... More »

Mass Grave Found Under Paris Supermarket

'We expected it to have a few bones,' says Monoprix manager

(Newser) - Good thing shoppers didn't know about this: Archaeologists digging under a Paris supermarket have found more than 200 skeletons, most of them buried neatly in a mass grave, France 24 reports. Management at the Monoprix supermarket wanted the basement cleared for redevelopment, but little did they know: "We... More »

Cops: Grocery Worker Stuffed $1.2K Worth of Meat in Pants

A&P worker charged with grand larceny

(Newser) - Sometimes, a simple plan works best if you're a criminal. And sometimes, that plan to shove $1,200 worth of meat down your pants and walk out of a supermarket undetected doesn't end so well. Police in Cortlandt, NY, have charged Gregory Rodriguez with grand larceny after accusing... More »

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