New supply-chain crisis during pandemic: not enough cans for food

Jul 24, 2020
Manufacturers and distributors are running out of empty cans to pack nonperishable foods that Americans are buying in bulk.
A shelf almost bare of canned food. With Americans stocking up on food for future needs, supplies of containers are running low.
Justin Sullivan/Getty Images

For Campbell's, green bean casserole is an iconic money-maker that also ties it to the past

Nov 19, 2018
Americans' changing eating habits have had an effect on the Thanksgiving staple.
 Americans' changing eating habits have had an effect on the Thanksgiving staple.
Alex Wong/Getty Images

Target zeroes in on food, glorious food

May 18, 2015
Target is emphasizing produce and organic foods in its grocery departments.

Why green olives come in jars, but black ones come in cans

May 5, 2014
A tale of economics, dinner parties and death.
Olives from Eataly, which don't come in a can or a jar.
Dan Weissmann/Marketplace

Celebrating the pantry staples

Feb 24, 2014
Marketplace Datebook for Tuesday, February 25, 2014

You’ve got questions. We help you answer them.

Support nonprofit, independent journalism that makes you smarter.