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.

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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?

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Can Amazon Conquer the World?

And what might we gain and lose from that?

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Buying Food in Bulk: The New Way Cooks Are Coping in Quarantine

The pandemic has turned many cooks into big-volume shoppers, and left them puzzling out how to manage a bursting pantry of ingredients.

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Gone from Grocery Shelves, Now There’s a Mad Dash to Find Them

Here’s why some everyday staples have disappeared from shelves as the crisis changes how people shop and eat.

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Boom in Canned Food Means a Boom in Cans, Too

With soup and vegetables flying off supermarket shelves to feed a shut-in nation, canneries are bustling — and they really need metal containers.

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Plastic Shields and Homemade Lysol: How a N.Y. Grocery Has Persevered

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.

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Meat Shortages Start to Hit Grocery Stores and Restaurants

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.

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A Quarantine Surprise: Americans Are Cooking More Seafood

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.

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For Most Food Stamp Users, Online Shopping Isn’t an Option

Rules and store technology can impede Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program recipients, but a pilot effort to expand access is picking up speed.

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‘Risking My Life’ to Truck In Milk, Wine and Hand Sanitizer

Essential workers in the pandemic, truck drivers are moving the groceries and supplies New York needs to weather the crisis.

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Out of Flour? Try the Local Wine Bar

In Brooklyn, some restaurants are operating as grocery stores.

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How They Keep the Flavored Water and Veggie Burgers Coming

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.

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Protecting Workers From Coronavirus: OSHA Leaves It to Employers

Critics say the federal agency charged with protecting worker safety has played a conspicuously small role during the pandemic.

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Nina Balducci, Who Shaped Famed Grocery Store, Dies at 91

She gave Balducci’s its polish and weathered an operatic family battle over the store’s ownership.

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The Navajo Nation Is Facing the Coronavirus, Too

Coronavirus in the Navajo Nation exposes underlying vulnerabilities.

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Is the Virus on My Clothes? My Shoes? My Hair? My Newspaper?

We asked the experts to answer questions about all the places coronavirus lurks (or doesn’t). You’ll feel better after reading this.

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Neighbors Not Practicing Social Distancing? Here’s What to Do

Tips for keeping yourself safe, even when others aren’t.

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Eating Is Weird Now. Here’s How to (Kind of) Get Back to Normal.

If the coronavirus has busted your diet — and you’ve busted out the fat pants — here are some tips to get back on track.

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One Bright Thing

Need a little lift? Amid the bleakness, 18 Times writers shared moments that lightened their mood.

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U.S. Food Supply Chain Is Strained as Virus Spreads

Disruptions are expected in the production and distribution of products like pork, and localized shortages could occur.

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‘I Just Need the Comfort’: Processed Foods Make a Pandemic Comeback

Shoppers, moved by nostalgia and hunting for longer shelf lives, are returning to old standbys like Chef Boyardee and Campbell’s soup.

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