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Kroger Goes To War With Lidl Over Similar Sounding Store-Brand Products

Lidl, the discount grocery chain from Germany that is not Aldi, recently opened its first U.S. stores in a handful of states. But not everyone is rolling out the welcome wagon. The nation’s largest supermarket chain is accusing the newcomer of trying to copycat its store-brand line of products. [More]

December Food And Supplement Recall Roundup – Diet Drugs Are Not Bee Pollen

December Food And Supplement Recall Roundup – Diet Drugs Are Not Bee Pollen

In our December recall roundup, bodybuilding supplements contain steroids, caramel-filled chocolate bites have peanut butter in them, and fungus-contaminated probiotic powder had a horrible, tragic result. Also, maybe people should reconsider this whole thing where we buy commercial bean sprouts. [More]

Grocery Shrink Ray Strikes Chocolate Chips, Leaves Recipe Unscathed

Grocery Shrink Ray Strikes Chocolate Chips, Leaves Recipe Unscathed

Reader Mike discovered that Private Selection brand chocolate chips were a recent victim of the Grocery Shrink Ray. However, the company forgot to remove a key piece of evidence after the fact. That, or they’re just trying to sell more bags.