‘I Know She’s Gone, but Why?’: Love and Loss at a Boulder Grocery Store

Funerals for the victims of the mass shooting in Colorado were being held this week. Teri Leiker, a beloved employee at the King Soopers store for 31 years, was among them.

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A Man Found 15,000 Bees in His Car After Grocery Shopping

An off-duty firefighter in Las Cruces, N.M., whose hobby is beekeeping, safely removed the swarm from the man’s car in an Albertsons supermarket parking lot.

#albertsons-inc, #bees, #fires-and-firefighters, #las-cruces-nm, #parking-garages-and-lots, #supermarkets-and-grocery-stores

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As Mask Mandates Lift, Retail Workers Again Feel Vulnerable

“It’s no different now than it was a year ago,” one Kroger employee said, as states like Texas and Mississippi end mask requirements.

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The Kind Workers at King Soopers Who Helped a Confused College Kid

A University of Colorado Boulder graduate recalls two victims of the shooting who helped a grocery shopping novice.

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Boulder Shooting: What We Know About the Victims

Ten people were shot to death at a Colorado grocery store on Monday. The victims included a police officer who was among the first to arrive on the scene.

#boulder-colo, #boulder-colo-shooting-march-2021, #supermarkets-and-grocery-stores

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What to Know About the Colorado Grocery Store Shooting

Ten people were killed in the attack at a supermarket in Boulder, Colo., including a police officer, the authorities said.

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Foods From Afar Hope to Catch the Eye of American Shoppers

Immigrant entrepreneurs are working with designers and brand strategists to create packaging that appeals to a wider range of consumers.

#consumer-behavior, #containers-and-packaging, #design, #entrepreneurship, #food, #moon-man, #new-york-shuk-inc, #supermarkets-and-grocery-stores, #wunder-creamery, #yolele-foods-inc

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The Grocery Store of the Mind

Vicarious food shopping, from collectible Mini Brands to “Supermarket Sweep,” simulates a lost pleasure.

#collectors-and-collections, #mini-brands, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #supermarket-sweep-tv-program, #supermarkets-and-grocery-stores, #television, #toys, #zuru-inc

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Sourdough on Shabbat? Inside the City’s Kosher Food Revolution

Young observant Jews are stretching the boundaries of traditional cuisine.

#cooking-and-cookbooks, #jews-and-judaism, #kosher-foods-and-products, #lawrence-ny, #long-island-ny, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #supermarkets-and-grocery-stores

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Texans Needed Food and Comfort After a Brutal Storm. As Usual, They Found It at H-E-B.

As state government flounders, has a beloved grocery store chain become “the moral center of Texas”?

#austin-tex, #h-e-b, #power-failures-and-blackouts, #san-antonio-tex, #supermarkets-and-grocery-stores, #texas

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Store in Oregon That Threw Out Food Is Confronted by Angry Activists

The police responded to a Fred Meyer grocery store in Portland that had tossed its refrigerated food after a winter storm knocked out power throughout the city, infuriating residents.

#demonstrations-protests-and-riots, #food, #kroger-company, #portland-ore, #power-failures-and-blackouts, #supermarkets-and-grocery-stores, #waste-materials-and-disposal, #winter-season

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How a Health Food Store Became L.A.’s Hottest Hangout

With a little help from celebrities and influencers, the health food store became the place to see and be seen.

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‘We Are Forgotten’: Grocery Workers Hope for Higher Pay and Vaccinations

Booming business during the pandemic hasn’t always meant better wages, and they have largely been left off vaccine priority lists.

#bonuses, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #costco-wholesale-corporation, #kroger-company, #supermarkets-and-grocery-stores, #trader-joes, #united-food-and-commercial-workers-union, #wages-and-salaries, #workplace-hazards-and-violations

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The Ugly Secrets Behind the Costco Chicken

An investigator went under cover and brought back disturbing video from a farm growing those famous birds.

#agriculture-and-farming, #animal-abuse-rights-and-welfare, #chickens, #costco-wholesale-corporation, #factory-farming, #mercy-for-animals, #supermarkets-and-grocery-stores, #united-states

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Supermarket Worker Stole $1 Million and Bought Cars and Guns, Police Say

The theft, by a 19-year-old who worked at a Kroger in Duluth, Ga., occurred over two weeks when a supermarket compliance officer was away, the authorities said.

#atlanta-ga, #firearms, #frauds-and-swindling, #georgia, #gwinnett-county-ga, #kroger-company, #robberies-and-thefts, #supermarkets-and-grocery-stores

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Why Your New Year’s Diet Is Doomed

It’s a struggle between you and the Big Food marketers who sell you junk. You’re set up to lose.

#advertising-and-marketing, #chronic-condition-health, #diabetes, #diet-and-nutrition, #new-year, #supermarkets-and-grocery-stores, #weight

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Man Who Killed 2 Black People at Kroger Gets Life Without Parole

Gregory Bush shot Vickie Lee Jones and Maurice E. Stallard at a supermarket in Jeffersontown, Ky., in 2018 in a racially-motivated attack.

#black-people, #bush-gregory-a-1967, #hate-crimes, #kentucky, #kroger-company, #mental-health-and-disorders, #murders-attempted-murders-and-homicides, #race-and-ethnicity, #supermarkets-and-grocery-stores

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Comfort Eating for Parents During the Pandemic

For parents like me, it’s sushi in my car for 15 blissful minutes — and here’s why that’s OK.

#eating-disorders, #food, #parenting, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #supermarkets-and-grocery-stores, #sushi, #weight

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An Out-of-the-Ordinary Grocer

Daniel Soares, who grew up in a supermarket family, has opened a curated produce pop-up on the Lower East Side.

#lower-east-side-manhattan-ny, #supermarkets-and-grocery-stores

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How Do I Make Thanksgiving Grocery Shopping Safer?

With coronavirus cases raging across the U.S., holiday food shopping just got more complicated. We asked the experts for advice.

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Share Your Story of Keeping America Fed

We want to hear from farmers, meatpackers, grocers and other essential workers who have kept the country fed throughout the pandemic.

#agriculture-and-farming, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-risks-and-safety-concerns, #labor-and-jobs, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #supermarkets-and-grocery-stores, #workplace-hazards-and-violations

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Major Retailers in Britain Say No to Glitter for Christmas

Morrisons, John Lewis and Waitrose said they would not be using glitter in their holiday products this year. Does that really help the environment?

#christmas, #containers-and-packaging, #great-britain, #john-lewis, #morrisons, #oceans-and-seas, #plastics, #pollution, #research, #shopping-and-retail, #supermarkets-and-grocery-stores, #waitrose, #water-pollution

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A Disrupted Thanksgiving Leaves the Turkey Business Guessing

Without big gatherings, will Americans buy whole birds? Smaller ones? Just parts? Farmers and retailers are already placing their bets.

#advertising-and-marketing, #agriculture-and-farming, #butterball-llc, #cooking-and-cookbooks, #hormel-foods-corporation, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #supermarkets-and-grocery-stores, #thanksgiving-day, #turkeys, #united-states

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Customers Still Like to Shop in Person, Even if They Get Only to the Curb

Online orders have surged for retailers in the pandemic, as curbside pickup helps Americans satisfy their desire to hop in a car and drive to the store.

#amazon-com-inc, #dicks-sporting-goods-inc, #e-commerce, #robb-walter-1953, #shopping-and-retail, #supermarkets-and-grocery-stores, #target-corporation, #walmart-stores-inc

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‘I Had Lost All Hope’: Clorox Wipes Are Still the Hard-to-Find Pandemic Item

For some on social media, finding the cleaning product has become like winning the lottery.

#cleansers-detergents-and-soaps, #clorox-company, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #shopping-and-retail, #supermarkets-and-grocery-stores

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Can Amazon Conquer the World?

And what might we gain and lose from that?

#amazon-com-inc, #computers-and-the-internet, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #e-commerce, #italy, #shopping-and-retail, #supermarkets-and-grocery-stores

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Whole Foods Founder: ‘The Whole World Is Getting Fat’

John Mackey, who espouses a high-minded version of capitalism, sold his upscale grocery chain to Amazon.

#amazon-com-inc, #capitalism-theory-and-philosophy, #food, #mackey-john-p, #supermarkets-and-grocery-stores, #whole-foods-market-inc

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The Ugly (and Glorious) Truth About American Supermarkets

In his new book, “The Secret Life of Groceries,” Benjamin Lorr argues that the kale chips and shade-grown coffee sold at supermarkets define who we are.

#lorr-benjamin, #supermarkets-and-grocery-stores, #trader-joes

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Beyond TikTok, Walmart Looks to Transform

Away from the political drama of the TikTok deal, Walmart has been taking steps that are already changing the company and, by extension, the broader retail sector.

#amazon-com-inc, #delivery-services, #e-commerce, #shopping-and-retail, #supermarkets-and-grocery-stores, #tiktok-bytedance, #walmart-stores-inc

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7 Ways the Pandemic Has Changed How We Shop for Food

Oranges and frozen foods are being snapped up. Shelves have fewer choices. And customers are steering their carts in surprising new directions.

#delivery-services, #food, #health-foods, #kroger-company, #local-food, #oranges, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #shopping-and-retail, #supermarkets-and-grocery-stores, #united-states, #walmart-stores-inc, #whole-foods-market-inc

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The Sweat, Stench and Staggering Logistics of the American Supermarket

“The Secret Life of Groceries,” by Benjamin Lorr, lifts the veil on the human labor, industrial agriculture and transportation challenges that go into stocking upscale food stores.

#agriculture-and-farming, #books-and-literature, #lorr-benjamin, #supermarkets-and-grocery-stores, #the-secret-life-of-groceries-the-dark-miracle-of-the-american-supermarket-book

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Tiny Love Stories: ‘I Asked My Husband to Leave for a Week’

Modern Love in miniature, featuring reader-submitted stories of no more than 100 words.

#dating-and-relationships, #love-emotion, #modern-love-times-column, #supermarkets-and-grocery-stores

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In N.Y.C., Pressure to Delay In-Person Schooling

Mayor Bill de Blasio may be the only big-city mayor attempting to bring students into classrooms this fall, but many educators are worried about the plan.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-reopenings, #de-blasio-bill, #delicatessens, #education-department-nyc, #new-york-city, #quarantines, #supermarkets-and-grocery-stores

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For the Navajo Nation, a Fight for Better Food Gains New Urgency

As the pandemic has brought home the importance of the global movement for food sovereignty, members are planting and sharing.

#food, #food-insecurity, #gardens-and-gardening, #native-americans, #navajo-indians, #new-mexico, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #seeds, #shortages, #supermarkets-and-grocery-stores

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Trader Joe’s Defends Product Labels Criticized as Racist

The company had previously said the names of international-themed products that were intended to promote inclusiveness, such as Trader José and Trader Ming’s, “may now have the opposite effect.”

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Families Across the U.S. Struggle to Afford Diapers, Wipes and Formula

Over 56 million families have lost income since March 13, and diaper banks are straining to fill the need.

#babies-and-infants, #children-and-childhood, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #diapers, #layoffs-and-job-reductions, #parenting, #quarantines, #supermarkets-and-grocery-stores

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‘You Do the Right Things, and Still You Get It’

A Texas family tried to ward off the virus. But as cases in the state soared and debates about masks and distancing raged, there was only so much they could control.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #houston-tex, #masks, #protective-clothing-and-gear, #supermarkets-and-grocery-stores, #workplace-hazards-and-violations

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All the US Retail Chains Requiring Masks: Full List

As coronavirus cases surge, major retail chains are insisting that customers wear face coverings, even in places where local governments do not require it.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #masks, #shopping-and-retail, #supermarkets-and-grocery-stores

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How to Sell Books in 2020: Put Them Near the Toilet Paper

Book sales jumped this spring at big-box stores, which stayed open and stocked essentials while other shops closed.

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Petition Urges Trader Joe’s to Get Rid of ‘Racist Branding’

The supermarket chain said it was in the process of phasing out names, including Trader Ming’s and Trader José, that have appeared on its international food products.

#containers-and-packaging, #demonstrations-protests-and-riots, #food, #george-floyd-protests-2020, #labeling-and-labels-product, #race-and-ethnicity, #supermarkets-and-grocery-stores, #trader-joes

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‘Hero’ Pay Raises Disappear for Many Essential Workers

Several retailers have ended the pay raises and bonuses they gave to employees as an appreciation for their courage and commitment in showing up to work during the pandemic.

#amazon-com-inc, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #kroger-company, #stopshop-supermarket-co, #supermarkets-and-grocery-stores, #wages-and-salaries, #workplace-hazards-and-violations

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Flour and Toilet Paper Are Back at N.Y. Supermarkets, but There’s a Catch

Shoppers are accustomed to enjoying an extraordinary variety of choices, but the pandemic has changed that.

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Pandemic Gives S.O.S. a New Meaning for U.K. Cheesemakers: Save Our Stilton

With pubs and restaurants closed, the six producers that make the famous blue cheese are fighting for survival.

#agriculture-and-farming, #cheese, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #great-britain, #international-trade-and-world-market, #restaurants, #supermarkets-and-grocery-stores

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N.Y.C. Is on Track to Enter Phase 2 of Reopening

The new level allows outdoor dining and some in-store shopping. Hair salons and  barbershops can restart if they enforce social distancing.

#coronavirus-reopenings, #cuomo-andrew-m, #de-blasio-bill, #new-york-city, #supermarkets-and-grocery-stores

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Has Pandemic Snacking Lured Us Back to Big Food and Bad Habits?

We may think that we turned a corner on healthful eating habits with all that sourdough baking we did, but the food industry isn’t about to let us off its hook that easily.

#advertising-and-marketing, #bakeries-and-baked-products, #cookies, #cooking-and-cookbooks, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-reopenings, #food, #health-foods, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #quarantines, #shopping-and-retail, #snack-foods, #supermarkets-and-grocery-stores

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5 Rules to Live By During a Pandemic

There’s no playbook for living through a pandemic, so we decided to create one. With some basic rules to guide you, everyone can lower risk and live a full life while we wait for the virus to get under control.

#contact-tracing-public-health, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-reopenings, #hygiene-and-cleanliness, #masks, #quarantines, #supermarkets-and-grocery-stores, #tests-medical

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A Latter-Day Rip Van Winkle Emerges, Blinking, Into the Post-Virus World

Daniel Thorson went into a silent retreat in mid-March, meditating through 75 coronavirus news cycles, Boris Johnson’s hospitalization, social distancing and sourdough starter. Now he’s catching up.

#buddhism, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #meditation, #supermarkets-and-grocery-stores, #vermont

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Plant-Based ‘Meats’ Catch On in the Pandemic

As the meat industry struggles to respond to the outbreak, makers of vegan substitutes are ramping up production to meet new interest from shoppers.

#beyond-meat-inc, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #impossible-foods-inc, #meat, #meat-packers-and-butchers, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #shopping-and-retail, #supermarkets-and-grocery-stores, #united-states, #vegetarianism

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How Quarantine Saved the Hot Dog

Facing a summer with no baseball and no picnics, the makers of the original Coney Island red hot feared the worst. But even with an empty boardwalk, business is booming.

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‘I Feel Like a Hero’: A Day in the Life of a Grocery Delivery Man

Gerald Timothee walks miles everyday to deliver groceries, taking every precaution against the coronavirus. He rarely sees his customers anymore.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #delivery-services, #freelancing-self-employment-and-independent-contracting, #instacart, #manhattan-nyc, #shopping-and-retail, #supermarkets-and-grocery-stores

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