Britain Signals Intent to Revert to the Imperial System

The government announced plans to allow shops to sell produce in pounds and ounces, rather than using the metric system, as part of an effort to “capitalize on new Brexit freedoms.”

#european-union, #great-britain, #great-britain-withdrawal-from-eu-brexit, #international-trade-and-world-market, #johnson-boris, #metric-system, #supermarkets-and-grocery-stores, #weights-and-measures

Plant-Based Foods Expand, With Consumers Hungry for More

A broad variety of options are now available in grocery aisles and on restaurant menus, and more companies are looking to get in on the action.

#beyond-meat-inc, #diet-and-nutrition, #impossible-foods-inc, #restaurants, #supermarkets-and-grocery-stores, #veganism, #vegetarianism

Lebanon’s Economy Has Collapsed. And So Has Our Way of Life.

The standards by which “normal” or “acceptable” living conditions are measured have long been discarded.

#batteries, #beirut-lebanon, #computer-network-outages, #currency, #economic-conditions-and-trends, #economic-crisis, #food-contamination-and-poisoning, #fuel-shortages, #heat-and-heat-waves, #international-trade-and-world-market, #lebanon, #shortages, #shutdowns-institutional, #supermarkets-and-grocery-stores, #water

New Zealand Supermarket Stabbing Called a ‘Terrorist Attack’

The man was under surveillance when he injured six people at a West Auckland supermarket on Friday, officials said. The prime minister called it a “terrorist attack.”

#assaults, #auckland-new-zealand, #new-zealand, #supermarkets-and-grocery-stores, #terrorism

Chicken, Milkshakes, Candy: Scarce in Britain’s Truck Driver Shortage

Because of Brexit and other reasons, Britain doesn’t have enough truck drivers, and that’s causing all sorts of items to go vanish from stores and restaurants.

#fast-food-industry, #great-britain, #great-britain-withdrawal-from-eu-brexit, #haribo, #labor-and-jobs, #mcdonalds-corporation, #milkshakes, #nandos-restaurant-group-inc, #shortages, #supermarkets-and-grocery-stores, #trucks-and-trucking

Covid Delta Variant Safety: Your Questions Answered

The rise of the Delta variant of the coronavirus has raised new questions about how the vaccinated can stay safe and avoid breakthrough infections. We asked the experts for advice.

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Pandemic Wave of Automation May Be Bad News for Workers

The need for social distancing led restaurants and grocery stores to seek technological help. That may improve productivity, but could also cost jobs.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #fast-food-industry, #labor-and-jobs, #productivity, #restaurants, #robots-and-robotics, #service-industries, #supermarkets-and-grocery-stores, #united-states-economy, #wages-and-salaries

Answers About Masks, the Delta Variant and Breakthrough Infections

Vaccines protect against the variants, but conflicting advice from health authorities about masks has bewildered a worried public.

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Grocery-to-Table Is a Challenge for Restaurants in the Pandemic

Looking for new ways to get their food to customers, chefs are reinventing their dishes as retail offerings — and it can be tricky.

#bakeries-and-baked-products, #cooking-and-cookbooks, #food, #levain-bakery, #major-food-group, #restaurants, #shopping-and-retail, #supermarkets-and-grocery-stores, #whole-foods-market-inc

Customer Fatally Shoots Cashier in Argument Over Mask at Georgia Supermarket

A suspect and a deputy sheriff working off duty were wounded as they exchanged gunfire in a suburb of Atlanta, the authorities said.

#atlanta-ga, #decatur-ga, #dekalb-county-ga, #georgia, #grady-memorial-hospital, #murders-attempted-murders-and-homicides, #palmetto-ga, #supermarkets-and-grocery-stores

3 Dead in Shooting at Publix Supermarket in Florida

A woman, a child and a man were found dead from gunshot wounds inside a Publix grocery store in Palm Beach County on Thursday morning, the authorities said. The dead included the person with the gun, they said.

#florida, #mass-shootings, #palm-beach-county-fla, #publix-supermarkets-inc, #supermarkets-and-grocery-stores

Tech Shakes Up the Supermarket

Technology is changing our lives in one of the most ordinary places in America.

#e-commerce, #instacart, #supermarkets-and-grocery-stores

Amazon Battles Mukesh Ambani for India’s E-Commerce Future

The American company sees big potential in the country’s nascent e-commerce market. Both sides view a troubled grocery store chain as the key to success.

#amazon-com-inc, #ambani-mukesh-d, #antitrust-laws-and-competition-issues, #big-bazaar-future-retail-ltd, #computers-and-the-internet, #e-commerce, #foreign-investments, #future-group, #india, #mergers-acquisitions-and-divestitures, #reliance-industries, #shopping-and-retail, #supermarkets-and-grocery-stores

At Grocery Stores, It’s Hard Work Picking Your Online Order

The technology needed to fulfill orders is costly for stores, and the workers who pick items off the shelves often feel the pressure of being tracked.

#delivery-services, #e-commerce, #instacart, #kroger-company, #labor-and-jobs, #shopping-and-retail, #supermarkets-and-grocery-stores, #wearable-computing

For Many Workers, Change in Mask Policy Is a Nightmare

After a shift by the C.D.C., employers withdrew mask policies that workers felt were protecting them from unvaccinated customers.

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A Tahini Lemon Cranberry Bar Dreams of Whole Foods

With workers at home and stores stingy with shelf space, how is a new protein bar supposed to introduce itself? Even the food giants had to adjust.

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The Lure of H Mart, Where the Shelves Can Seem as Wide as Asia

The huge grocery chain and other megastores like it have revolutionized the way many Asian-Americans shop and eat.

#asian-americans, #chinese-americans, #food, #h-mart, #japanese-americans, #korean-food-cuisine, #korean-americans, #supermarkets-and-grocery-stores, #united-states

Pleasures and Prescriptions of the West African Diet, at Nneji

At a takeout shop in Queens, egusi and red stew come with a message about nourishment.

#ajaero-beatrice, #astoria-queens-ny, #nneji-queens-ny-restaurant, #restaurants, #supermarkets-and-grocery-stores

W. Galen Weston, Who Transformed a Family Food Empire, Dies at 80

Faced with the task of turning around a nearly bankrupt supermarket chain, he made private-label merchandise fashionable.

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‘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.

#best-buddies, #boulder-colo, #boulder-colo-shooting-march-2021, #funerals-and-memorials, #intellectual-disabilities, #leiker-teri-1969-2021, #mass-shootings, #supermarkets-and-grocery-stores

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

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.

#boulder-colo-shooting-march-2021, #leiker-teri-1969-2021, #olds-rikki-1995-2021, #school-shootings-and-armed-attacks, #supermarkets-and-grocery-stores

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

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.

#biden-joseph-r-jr, #boebert-lauren, #boulder-colo, #colorado, #deaths-fatalities, #firearms, #polis-jared-s-1975, #school-shootings-and-armed-attacks, #shopping-and-retail, #shopping-centers-and-malls, #supermarkets-and-grocery-stores

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

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

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

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

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

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.

#erewhon-market, #los-angeles-calif, #social-media, #supermarkets-and-grocery-stores

‘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

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

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

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

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.

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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

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

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

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

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

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.

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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

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

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

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

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

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

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