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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