Last week, we shared the mildly disturbing news that four different people in three states had found a particular species of potentially toxic beetle in their organic salads. Those were just the people who found their way to a bug-identification community on Reddit: how many more beetles were out there lurking in America’s salads? The answer, we learned this weekend, is at least four. [More]
Last week, we quizzed readers on the correct way to write the names of several retail businesses that abuse or play with punctuation. An awful lot of you gave it a shot and some of you did very well, but the results show that there is a lot of confusion out there for some of the country’s biggest retail brands. [More]
Jeff is a really generous boss. This past holiday season, he gave out $100 gift cards to various stores as gifts to his staff. He picked them up at one of those gift card malls that you see in grocery and drug stores: in this case, at grocery chain Ralph’s. When his employee went to actually use the card this week, it wouldn’t work. Normal gift card snafu? No. The grocery store blames card-switching thieves. [More]
Grocery store checkout lines in the Los Angeles area could get a lot longer if unionized workers follow through with their plan to strike against employers. The United Food and Commercial Workers, which represents 62,000 workers at Vons, Ralphs and Albertsons in the area, say they will strike if they can’t work out a new contract. [More]
Ralph’s supermarket, which is owned by Kroger, has been accused of criminally overcharging customers by the LA city attorney’s office, says the LA Times. [More]
Ronald printed out coupons from the Ralphs grocery website but store management wouldn’t let him use them. He sent of a letter to Kroger, which owns the grocery chain, and got this response.
Pretend you’re a manager at Ralph’s and you notice two-inches of milk missing from one of your half-gallon milk containers. What do you do?
That is some lean beef right there. Reader Sam shares this picture of pieces of fish a Ralphs grocery store in Los Angeles mistakingly labeled as boneless chuck steak. This genetically modified food craze has gotten well out of hand. At least it’s “farm raised.”