Amazon makes a bigger bet on consumer appetite for grocery delivery

Dec 8, 2023
In its bid for a bigger bite out of the $800 billion-a-year grocery market, the company is testing a new delivery subscription.
"Nobody makes money on (grocery delivery)," says Phil Lempert, editor of Supermarket Guru. "It's more of a way to build a relationship with people."
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The dates on food labels may not mean what you think they mean

Aug 11, 2021
Vox writer Alissa Wilkinson explains the history behind food label dates, and how the "expiration date" concept is a costly misunderstanding.
A produce worker stocks shelves at a supermarket in Washington, D.C.
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How much should we buy at the store as COVID-19 spreads?

Mar 17, 2020
People are walking a fine line between underdoing it and overdoing it.
Shoppers stock up at a Costco in Glendale, California, on March 14.
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Turkey prices are down again this year

Nov 25, 2019
Consumers are paying the lowest prices they’ve paid in years.
Average turkey prices are down this year.
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The rising interest in Asian cuisine

Jul 10, 2019
The professional home cook Andrea Nguyen says she wants to push Vietnamese cuisine into the mainstream.
Andrea Nguyen is a cooking teacher and cookbook author.
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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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Regional grocery chains are in fight-or-flight mode

Apr 18, 2019
Some are thriving. Others are closing. All are strategizing.
People shop at Wegmans Foods store in Fairfax, Virginia, on February 24, 2011. 

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Grocery stores hungrily eye the $1.5 billion prepared-meal kits market

May 19, 2017
Prepared meal kits have grown into a huge market, now worth an estimated $1.5 billion. It’s been driven by startups, like Blue Apron, Purple Carrot, HelloFresh … the list goes on. But major supermarkets like Kroger and Publix are now muscling in and testing their own versions. Click the audio player above to hear the […]