Why Coupons Are Harder to Find Than Ever

Brands and retailers are shifting away from the clipped newspaper discounts, and the digital version hasn’t grown fast enough to catch up.

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Retail Workers Increasingly Fear for Their Safety

Assaults at stores have been increasing at a faster pace than the national average. Some workers are tired of fearing for their safety.

#kroger-company, #national-retail-federation, #safeway-inc, #shoplifting-and-employee-theft-retail, #shopping-and-retail, #supermarkets-and-grocery-stores, #united-food-and-commercial-workers-union, #workplace-hazards-and-violations

Where Can Young Children Get Vaccinated for Covid-19?

Age requirements vary among the larger pharmacy chains, and some won’t give the shots to children younger than 5.

#children-and-childhood, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #cvs-caremark-corporation, #supermarkets-and-grocery-stores, #vaccination-and-immunization, #walgreen-co, #walmart-stores-inc

Trader Joe’s Workers File to Hold Company’s First Union Election

The workers, at a store in western Massachusetts, cited health and safety concerns and cuts to benefits at the grocery chain.

#hadley-mass, #labor-and-jobs, #national-labor-relations-board, #organized-labor, #supermarkets-and-grocery-stores, #trader-joes, #wages-and-salaries, #workplace-environment

They Were at Tops When the Shooting Started. This Is How They Survived.

Workers at the East Buffalo grocery store were tending to customers when a car pulled up, and a mass shooting began.

#black-people, #buffalo-ny, #buffalo-ny-shooting-may-14-2022, #firearms, #murders-attempted-murders-and-homicides, #supermarkets-and-grocery-stores, #tops-friendly-markets

As Inflation Jolts Grocery Prices, Shoppers Say ‘Ouch’

They’re store-hopping, cutting back on expensive items and using more coupons. Plying the meat counter staff with homemade banana bread for favors is not out of the question.

#finances, #inflation-economics, #meat, #shopping-and-retail, #supermarkets-and-grocery-stores

Sunflower Oil ‘Vanishes’ as Ukraine War Grinds On

Several British supermarkets have joined other chains around the world in asking shoppers to limit their cooking oil purchases, as supplies dwindle and prices rise.

#europe, #food-standards-agency, #great-britain, #international-trade-and-world-market, #norway, #oils-and-fats, #russian-invasion-of-ukraine-2022, #shortages, #supermarkets-and-grocery-stores, #tesco-corp, #ukraine, #waitrose-ltd, #world-trade-organization

Instacart’s Pandemic Boom Is Fading

The grocery delivery start-up changed its leadership, slashed its valuation and shifted its strategy after sales slowed.

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Hong Kong’s Covid Crackdown Empties Stores and Sets Off Exodus

A surge in cases has alarmed many residents. But the government’s mixed messaging about whether it will impose a lockdown has also been destabilizing.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #deaths-fatalities, #hong-kong, #parknshop, #shortages, #supermarkets-and-grocery-stores, #vaccination-and-immunization

Amazon Opens a Whole Foods With the Next Step in Automation

A newly revamped store in Washington shows how thoroughly Amazon has woven itself into the grocery shopping experience.

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Business Booms at Kroger-Owned Grocery Stores, but Workers Are Left Behind

A number of the stores’ nearly 500,000 employees have reported being homeless, receiving government food stamps or relying on food banks.

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1 Person Is Killed in Grocery Store Shooting at Richland Fred Meyer

A gunman opened fire inside a Fred Meyer supermarket in Richland, Wash., on Monday, killing one person and injuring a second, the authorities said.

#kroger-company, #murders-attempted-murders-and-homicides, #richland-wash, #supermarkets-and-grocery-stores

Despite Labor Shortages, Workers See Few Gains in Economic Security

The pandemic has supposedly given service workers leverage. But many still have unstable hours and incomes because employers like the flexibility.

#chipotle-mexican-grill-inc, #kroger-company, #labor-and-jobs, #part-time-employment, #service-industries, #shopping-and-retail, #supermarkets-and-grocery-stores, #united-food-and-commercial-workers-union, #united-states-economy, #wages-and-salaries

F.D.A. to Stop Regulating French Dressing

Since 1950, the federal government has defined French dressing and its composition. An industry group said that the standards were outdated and should end.

#association-for-dressings-and-sauces, #consumer-protection, #food-and-drug-administration, #regulation-and-deregulation-of-industry, #salad-dressings, #salads, #supermarkets-and-grocery-stores

Is Gruyère Still Gruyère if It Doesn’t Come From Gruyères?

A federal judge says yes, siding with U.S. cheese producers who say gruyère can be produced anywhere, not just in Switzerland and France.

#advertising-and-marketing, #cheese, #delicatessens, #ellis-ts-iii, #european-union, #france, #international-trade-and-world-market, #labeling-and-labels-product, #supermarkets-and-grocery-stores, #switzerland, #united-states

For Retail Workers, Omicron Disruptions Aren’t Just About Health

Stores are shortening hours, fitting rooms are being closed and some employees can’t go on break. “Morale could not be lower,” one retail worker said.

#coronavirus-risks-and-safety-concerns, #kroger-company, #retail-wholesale-and-department-store-union, #shopping-and-retail, #stopshop-supermarket-co, #supermarkets-and-grocery-stores, #workplace-hazards-and-violations

Here’s What Readers Told Us About Customer Service Nightmares

Plus, some small glimmers of hope.

#content-type-service, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #customer-relations, #labor-and-jobs, #postal-service-and-post-offices, #service-industries, #supermarkets-and-grocery-stores

Business Groups Sue Over California Law They Say Could Keep Pork Off Plates

A 2018 ballot initiative creating minimum space requirements for livestock is set to go into effect on Jan. 1. Food industry interests are warning of possible shortages and price increases.

#agriculture-and-farming, #animal-abuse-rights-and-welfare, #pigs, #pork, #regulation-and-deregulation-of-industry, #supermarkets-and-grocery-stores

Man Who Planted Razor Blades in Pizza Dough Gets 5 Years in Prison

No one was reported injured, but prosecutors say that the recall prompted by Nicholas Mitchell’s tampering resulted in nearly $230,000 in losses to a Maine-based supermarket chain.

#compensation-for-damages-law, #maine, #new-hampshire, #nicholas-mitchell, #pizza, #recalls-and-bans-of-products, #sentences-criminal, #supermarkets-and-grocery-stores

A Wine Rack on Rails? U.K. Businesses Seek Solutions to Shortages.

Two months after concerns about gas and food stocks caused ripples of anxiety, Britain continues to face problems in its supply chain. Distributors and retailers are looking for creative fixes.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #european-union, #great-britain, #great-britain-withdrawal-from-eu-brexit, #international-trade-and-world-market, #politics-and-government, #shortages, #supermarkets-and-grocery-stores, #trucks-and-trucking

15-Minute Grocery Delivery Has Come to N.Y.C. Not Everyone Is Happy.

A half-dozen grocery services offer speed and convenience, but critics worry about their effect on neighborhood stores and crowded city streets.

#brewer-gale-a, #cohen-mark-a, #columbia-university, #delivery-services, #e-commerce, #food, #new-york-city, #rensselaer-polytechnic-institute, #supermarkets-and-grocery-stores

The Curious Tale of Mr. Kale

He was everything I expected and wanted. So why hasn’t he returned to Whole Foods?

#dating-and-relationships, #love-emotion, #psychics-and-fortune-tellers, #supermarkets-and-grocery-stores

Thanksgiving Food Prices Increase as Supply Chain Costs Rise

Nearly every ingredient, from the turkey to the after-dinner coffee, is expected to cost more than ever, for a host of reasons.

#agriculture-and-farming, #consumer-price-index, #cooking-and-cookbooks, #food, #prices-fares-fees-and-rates, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #restaurants, #shortages, #supermarkets-and-grocery-stores, #thanksgiving-day, #turkeys, #united-states

Elizabeth Holmes Trial: Key Moments From Week 6

Testimony addressed the question of whether Theranos was misleading and deceiving big corporations to get money.

#balwani-ramesh, #carreyrou-john, #computers-and-the-internet, #drugs-pharmaceuticals, #falsification-of-data, #frauds-and-swindling, #holmes-elizabeth-1984, #laboratories-and-scientific-equipment, #safeway-inc, #start-ups, #supermarkets-and-grocery-stores, #tests-medical, #theranos-inc, #walgreen-co

Texas Man Is Sentenced to 15 Months for Online Covid-19 Hoax

Christopher Charles Perez, 40, wrote on Facebook last year that he had paid someone who was infected with the coronavirus to lick groceries at a San Antonio supermarket, federal prosecutors said.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #facebook-inc, #heb-grocery-co-lp, #hoaxes-and-pranks, #perez-christopher-charles, #san-antonio-tex, #supermarkets-and-grocery-stores

‘Hope Is Not a Plan’: Kroger Shooting Tested a Vigilant Town

A mass shooting inside a suburban Memphis grocery store was called “the most horrific event that has occurred in Collierville history.” But it was one the town had prepared for.

#collierville-tenn, #kroger-company, #mass-shootings, #supermarkets-and-grocery-stores, #thang-uk

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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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

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