grocery

Mike Mozart

Aldi Spending $1.6B To Upgrade Stores To Be More Whole Foods-Esque

Millennials are already apparently flocking to Aldi over Whole Foods’ new, hipper version of its typical stores in favor of lower price points, but now these customers won’t have to forego the more expensive chain’s aesthetic: Aldi plans to spend $1.6 billion to revamp the layout of its stores in order to compete with chains like Whole Foods, Trader Joe’s, and Sprouts.  [More]

Mike Seyfang

Amazon’s Supermarket Of The Future Could Have Just 3 Employees

Amazon’s latest forays into bricks-and-mortar businesses — the recently opened Amazon Go convenience store, and “click-and-collect” locations for online shoppers to pick up purchases — are intended to be staffed by as few people as possible. But can the company actually operate a full-size grocery store with just three humans? [More]

Amazon Reportedly Opening Convenience Stores & Dedicated Curbside Pickup Sites

Amazon Reportedly Opening Convenience Stores & Dedicated Curbside Pickup Sites

Days after Amazon announced it would slash the price of its Fresh grocery subscription service, the company is reportedly jumping into the food delivery business with both feet, working on plans to open bricks-and-mortar convenience stores, and offering curbside pickup for Fresh orders.

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Paul Swansen

Target Tries Assigning Employees To Grocery Department To Attract Customers

Target would really, really like to increase its grocery sales, but the habits of its own customers are in the way. Target shoppers simply aren’t in the store often enough to make it their grocery provider. Maybe some new changes will help change that, as Target tries the wacky idea of assigning some employees to the grocery department to keep it stocked and functional. [More]

Target Will Sell Only Eggs From Cage-Free Hens By 2025

Target Will Sell Only Eggs From Cage-Free Hens By 2025

Another day, another major company coming out to promise it’ll be switching to selling 100% cage-free eggs. Today’s newcomer to the bandwagon is Target, which has announced it’ll be making the change to only selling eggs from uncaged hens by 2025. [More]

As Consumer Demand Recovers, Meat Prices Are Going Up

As Consumer Demand Recovers, Meat Prices Are Going Up

Chicken producers like Tyson and Pilgrim’s Pride slashed production in 2008 as feed prices went up and consumer demand for meat fell — but now as the economy recovers the demand is going up — along with prices.

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Swine Flu Presents Grocery Store Marketing Opportunity

Swine Flu Presents Grocery Store Marketing Opportunity

Reader Ian spotted this display at his local supermarket.

Oh, Popchips, Say It Isn't So!

Oh, Popchips, Say It Isn't So!

A little over a week ago, we brought to you a heart-warming tale of good publicity, free stuff, and tasty snacks from PopChips. Lurking in our files, though, was evidence that Popchips have been savagely zapped by the Grocery Shrink Ray.

Grocery Store Just Can't Stop Selling Expired Yogurt

Grocery Store Just Can't Stop Selling Expired Yogurt

Esther doesn’t want much. She just wants to buy some yogurt that hasn’t expired. It seems that’s too much to ask of her local Safeway near Baltimore.

Jewel-Osco Grocery Stores Implement Price Cuts …I Think

Jewel-Osco Grocery Stores Implement Price Cuts …I Think

Jewel-Osco, a Chicago-area grocery chain, implemented some much-publicized price cuts a few weeks ago. Let’s see how they’re doing with that.

https://consumerist.com/2009/03/20/is-it-safe-to-buy/

Is it safe to buy meat when the “sell by” date is about to expire? How safe is it to buy beef or fish at a reduced price because the “sell by” date is about to expire? What are signs of bad steak? Does browning around the edges indicate it’s spoiled? [CR]

https://consumerist.com/2009/02/23/what-the-hell-even-people/

What the hell? Even people who make CANNED SOUP are hurting. [Bloomberg]

Eventually, If This Trend Continues, Bags Of Chips Are Just Going To Be Empty

Eventually, If This Trend Continues, Bags Of Chips Are Just Going To Be Empty

Everyone knows that bags of chips are sold by weight and they look big, but are only half full, yadda yadda — but these photos from reader Taylor made us laugh anyway. The bag of chips is only 1/4 full.

Whole Foods Fires Employee For Stopping Shoplifter

Whole Foods Fires Employee For Stopping Shoplifter

It must be pretty easy to shoplift at Whole Foods because if any of their employees touch you, they’ll be fired.

Recession Special: $2,299.99 Roast At Costco

Recession Special: $2,299.99 Roast At Costco

Reader Patrick points out a roast that could save the economy single-handedly — 15 lbs of Wagyu beef from Costco for $2,299.99.

Recession Bargain: Lobsters Are Cheap, Cheap, Cheap

Recession Bargain: Lobsters Are Cheap, Cheap, Cheap

The New York Times says that due to the recession there is a glut of available lobster, which is driving down prices.

"High-End" Supermarket Wegmans Slashes Prices To Stay Competitive

"High-End" Supermarket Wegmans Slashes Prices To Stay Competitive

Wegmans, an “upscale” grocery chain with stores in 5 Mid-Atlantic states, is cutting prices to stay competitive during the post-Wall-Street apocalypse.

Oil Prices May Go Down, But Don't Expect Your Grocery Bill To Shrink

Oil Prices May Go Down, But Don't Expect Your Grocery Bill To Shrink

Now that the price of oil has dropped — you should expect some of those skyrocketing grocery bills you’ve been paying to drop, right? Yeah… probably not.