COVID-19

Grocery store worker: "I have a lot of anxiety"

Mar 24, 2020
Grocery store employees are working under difficult conditions.
A worker stocks groceries at a local supermarket on March 20 in Brooklyn, New York
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There's "no need to hoard," grocery store CEO says

"There's plenty of food in the supply chain," said Rodney McMullen, CEO of the supermarket chain Kroger.
Kroger CEO Rodney McMullen explains the supermarket's new emergency leave policy, as well as why shoppers shouldn't panic.
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While many face unemployment, Amazon ramps up hiring during COVID-19

Mar 17, 2020
Some companies are hiring people to go to work, so that others can avoid going out as much as possible.
Amazon says it will pay workers at least $17 an hour to work during the pandemic.
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Seeing empty grocery store shelves? Here's why.

Mar 17, 2020
The grocery industry has up to four months’ supply of staples like beans, rice and canned goods.
One agriculture economics professor says we might have to change what we eat if grocery store supply chain disruptions continue.
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Can your grocery store restock shelves quickly? It depends where you shop.

Mar 12, 2020
Chains and independent markets have different supply chains.
A shopper walks past empty shelves normally stocked with soap, sanitizer, paper towels and toilet paper at a Smart & Final store in Glendale, California, on March 7.
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How We Shop

Shopping in the gig economy after retirement

Dec 13, 2019
One retiree earns a little extra with a shopping app.
Shipt bags on display.
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Deal between sushi giants highlights "grocerant" trend

Jul 3, 2019
It just might be that the American grocery store is the new mall food court.
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How companies like Wegmans, Southwest and Harley-Davidson get cult-like followings

May 29, 2019
What is it that turns customers into die-hard fans?
Senior PGA champion Paul Broadhurst pushes a shopping cart carrying his trophy outside of a Wegmans grocery store during a media tour on March 26, 2019 in Rochester, New York.
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These bygone supermarkets live on in our memories

May 17, 2019
Many people remember local supermarkets past. Here's our ode to three venerable chains that are now gone.
Some of the items in Jim Pessek’s Red Owl collection that he hopes to display in the museum in a former Red Owl store in Stewart, MN.
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Why private equity firms are hungry for old-school food brands

Sep 7, 2018
They aren't buying the food companies for the long run or the delicious taste.
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