With coronavirus cases raging across the U.S., holiday food shopping just got more complicated. We asked the experts for advice.
We want to hear from farmers, meatpackers, grocers and other essential workers who have kept the country fed throughout the pandemic.
Morrisons, John Lewis and Waitrose said they would not be using glitter in their holiday products this year. Does that really help the environment?
Without big gatherings, will Americans buy whole birds? Smaller ones? Just parts? Farmers and retailers are already placing their bets.
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.
For some on social media, finding the cleaning product has become like winning the lottery.
And what might we gain and lose from that?
John Mackey, who espouses a high-minded version of capitalism, sold his upscale grocery chain to Amazon.
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.
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.
Oranges and frozen foods are being snapped up. Shelves have fewer choices. And customers are steering their carts in surprising new directions.
“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.
Modern Love in miniature, featuring reader-submitted stories of no more than 100 words.
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.
As the pandemic has brought home the importance of the global movement for food sovereignty, members are planting and sharing.
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.”
Over 56 million families have lost income since March 13, and diaper banks are straining to fill the need.
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.
As coronavirus cases surge, major retail chains are insisting that customers wear face coverings, even in places where local governments do not require it.
Book sales jumped this spring at big-box stores, which stayed open and stocked essentials while other shops closed.
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.
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.
Shoppers are accustomed to enjoying an extraordinary variety of choices, but the pandemic has changed that.
With pubs and restaurants closed, the six producers that make the famous blue cheese are fighting for survival.
The new level allows outdoor dining and some in-store shopping. Hair salons and barbershops can restart if they enforce social distancing.
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.
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.
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.
As the meat industry struggles to respond to the outbreak, makers of vegan substitutes are ramping up production to meet new interest from shoppers.
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.
Gerald Timothee walks miles everyday to deliver groceries, taking every precaution against the coronavirus. He rarely sees his customers anymore.
The pandemic has turned many cooks into big-volume shoppers, and left them puzzling out how to manage a bursting pantry of ingredients.
Here’s why some everyday staples have disappeared from shelves as the crisis changes how people shop and eat.
With soup and vegetables flying off supermarket shelves to feed a shut-in nation, canneries are bustling — and they really need metal containers.
The coronavirus upended the mundane routine at City Fresh Market in Brooklyn, where workers have scrambled to keep shelves stocked while trying to keep themselves safe every day.
Hundreds of Wendy’s restaurants aren’t serving hamburgers and grocery stores are limiting meat purchases, as shoppers begin to feel the impact of meatpacking plant shutdowns.
In a rare bright spot for the fish trade, retail sales have set records, and consumers are trying species that even restaurants shy away from.
Rules and store technology can impede Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program recipients, but a pilot effort to expand access is picking up speed.
Essential workers in the pandemic, truck drivers are moving the groceries and supplies New York needs to weather the crisis.
In Brooklyn, some restaurants are operating as grocery stores.
Larry Praeger of Dr. Praeger’s Purely Sensible Foods and Kara Goldin of Hint Water have each had to navigate challenges for their companies during the pandemic.
Critics say the federal agency charged with protecting worker safety has played a conspicuously small role during the pandemic.
She gave Balducci’s its polish and weathered an operatic family battle over the store’s ownership.
Coronavirus in the Navajo Nation exposes underlying vulnerabilities.
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Disruptions are expected in the production and distribution of products like pork, and localized shortages could occur.
Shoppers, moved by nostalgia and hunting for longer shelf lives, are returning to old standbys like Chef Boyardee and Campbell’s soup.