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Empty shelves have become a common sight at grocery stores across the U.S. during the COVID-19 pandemic.
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When grocery stores close, this legal phrase can prevent new ones from opening

Jan 12, 2018
When grocery stores close, critics say restrictive covenants — clauses in grocery store leases that says a landlord can't rent the space to another grocer — can lead to food deserts.
Restrictive covenants are clauses in a grocery store's lease that says a landlord can't rent the space to another grocer.
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Cottage cheese wants to be the new Greek yogurt

Nov 28, 2016
But how easy will it be for the dairy product to lose its dowdy reputation?
Greek yogurt rival or 1970s diet food?
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Critics cluck over a benchmark for chicken prices

Nov 23, 2016
A common price index for chicken meat is raising questions.
A woman inspects frozen chicken on sale at a supermarket on 10 March 2006. 
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Grocery exodus has Flint shopping for answers

May 22, 2015
Flint's 100,000 people now have only one major store within city limits.

Former Trader Joe's CEO dies but legacy lives on

Nov 7, 2014
Ex Trader Joe’s boss John V. Shields died recently. His strategies transformed the California supermarket chain into a national powerhouse.

Smart and Final goes public

Sep 24, 2014
The company wants to grab a piece of a business that's getting more competitive.

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You'll be amazed at how big Kroger is

Sep 11, 2014
Kroger, known for groceries, is one of the biggest retail chains in the world.

Home-delivery of groceries isn't new, Amazon

Apr 7, 2014
Real grocery stores have delivered groceries to customers for a long time. What's so hard?

Safeway pulls out of Chicago market

Oct 11, 2013
We all need to eat. You'd think that would make the supermarket business a sure thing. You'd be wrong.