grocery stores

Not all food company mergers are equal

Jun 24, 2015
When it comes to competition, the distribution and retail ends of the grocery business are very different.
Posted In: grocery stores, Retail, Food, supermarket
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Should we know how much stores take in from food stamps?

Sep 8, 2014
Monday was the last day of a month-long public comment period set up by the USDA.
Posted In: food stamps, public funding, grocery stores
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Salad dressing + pickles; cake mix + prepared meats

May 12, 2014
A $4.23 billion deal will bring together Hillshire Brands and Pinnacle Foods.
Posted In: Hillshire Farm, Pinnacle Foods, grocery stores, frozen foods

Fighting food deserts takes more than fresh produce

Mar 27, 2014
A California survey finds more food shops sell beer than milk.
Posted In: food deserts, grocery stores

PODCAST: February jobs report

Mar 7, 2014
A look at supermarket mergers. And some employers are shifting how they contribute to 401(k) plans.
Posted In: Unemployment, grocery stores, retirement plans

Supermarkets don't go to 'food deserts'

Feb 27, 2014
Grocery chains look at the lack of neighborhood competition as a bad thing.
Posted In: food deserts, grocery stores, supermarket

Groceries: a low margin business, but still highly desirable

Sep 12, 2013
Billionaire Ron Burkle just bought the Fresh and Easy chain from Tesco. Today's earnings report from Kroger affords a glimpse into the way these markets make money.
Posted In: grocery stores, Fresh & Easy, Walmart, supermarket

Critics accuse Ralphs of creating 'food apartheid'

Jun 20, 2013
Critics say Ralphs fobs off lower-quality products on low-income neighborhoods, but Ralphs says it varies what's on sale based on what customers buy.
Posted In: Ralphs, food desert, food and drink, Food, grocery stores

What people in Midtown think about Whole Foods-Detroit

Jun 5, 2013
Upscale grocer Whole Foods is opening a location in Detroit's Midtown neighborhood. The area is mostly poor, but many residents are excited to gain access to high-quality foods. Others aren't convinced that the store is catering to them.
Posted In: Whole Foods, Detroit, poverty, grocery stores, Food, food deserts