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    Florida Governor Ron DeSantis has furiously denied allegations that grocery chain Publix only landed a contract to distribute COVID-19 vaccines in the state after donating $100,000 to his political action committee. Sunday night's episode of 60 Minutes featured a testy exchange between correspondent Sharyn Alfonsi and the Republican governor, who slammed the allegations as a 'false narrative.' The CBS program revealed that weeks before Publix landed the lucrative contract, which allows it to bill Medicare $40 per shot to administer the vaccine, the chain donated to DeSantis' PAC, Friends of Ron DeSantis.  'Publix, as you know, donated $100,000 to your campaign,' Alfonsi said to DeSantis on the program. 'And then you rewarded them with the exclusive rights to distribute the vaccination in Palm Beach...'  'First, of all what you're saying is wrong,' DeSantis shot back.  Florida Governor Ron DeSantis has furiously denied allegations that grocery chain Publix only landed a...
    NEW YORK -- A number of manufacturers are warning that a trip to the grocery store may cost more for Americans in the coming weeks.Diapers, paper products and cereal are likely to see price increases as early as this June, analysts say. Pet owners should expect cost surges in food products like Kibbles 'n Bits, Milk-Bone and 9lives.Hormel Foods and Smuckers have already raised their prices for Skippy and Jif peanut butters.The reason? Companies are paying higher freight, manufacturing and shipping fees. Products for ingredients like grain and pulp, which goes into paper products, are also more expensive than they were last year.The COVID-19 pandemic is partially to blame -- Americans are buying up home staples, pairing more demand with limited and/or inefficient supply chains, and leading to higher prices.The supply chain is also still seeing residual effects from the record-breaking winter blast that hit Texas and other parts of...
    The King Soopers supermarket chain announced it was donating $1 million to the Colorado Healing Fund, a group that is supporting the victims and families from the mass shooting in Boulder. Shoppers are evacuated from a King Soopers grocery store after a gunman opened fire on March 22, 2021 in Boulder, Colorado. Chet Strange/Getty Images “The entire King Soopers family continues to mourn the loss of those who were victims of this senseless act of violence,” said Steve Burnham, the president of King Soopers and City Market, The Denver Channel reported. Hundreds gather at Fairview High School for a candlelight vigil to remember the victims of a mass shooting that left 10 dead at King Soopers grocery store in Boulder, Colorado.REUTERS/Alyson McClaran “We have been overwhelmed by the outpouring of support from our fellow Coloradans, and we thank everyone for their incredible kindness,” he added. Victims of the Boulder Colorado...
    49 states and territories have hate crime laws -- but they vary Sheriff: Suspect in eight killings at Georgia spas blames his addiction to sex Four years after Amazon bought Whole Foods, the e-commerce giant is making another major push to sell shoppers groceries. But this time, Whole Foods isn't the focus of the strategy. © Paul Bersebach/MediaNews Group/Orange County Register/Getty Images IRVINE, CA - OCTOBER 22: Amazon Fresh opened to the public in Irvine, CA on Thursday, October 22, 2020. Several more stores are planned, including in Fullerton, Whittier, Long Beach and Los Angeles. (Photo by Paul Bersebach/MediaNews Group/Orange County Register via Getty Images) Instead, Amazon is ramping up openings of Amazon Fresh grocery stores. Amazon has opened 11 Fresh locations around the United States over the past year. It will open a 12th Thursday in Long Beach, California, and Amazon says it has plans to...
    New York (CNN Business)Four years after Amazon bought Whole Foods, the e-commerce giant is making another major push to sell shoppers groceries. But this time, Whole Foods isn't the focus of the strategy. Instead, Amazon is ramping up openings of Amazon Fresh grocery stores. Amazon has opened 11 Fresh locations around the United States over the past year. It will open a 12th Thursday in Long Beach, California, and Amazon says it has plans to open an additional four stores, although it has not given a timetable. Grocery analysts expect that the company will add more beyond that.The online retailer isn't just making those moves because it wants a bigger chunk of the US grocery business. Amazon hopes that Fresh stores will help the company gain more of Amazon Prime members' spending on groceries, thereby increasing loyalty to the subscription program. It also wants to attract new sign-ups.Amazon is building...
    North Carolina school district says assignment that generated racist tweets from 4th-graders is unacceptable Stimulus checks are rolling out. Heres what you need to know. HOMEWOOD, Ala. (WBRC) - Some local grocery stores are still experiencing supply shortages nearly a year into the pandemic. © Provided by Birmingham WBRC Some local grocery stores are still experiencing some supply shortages nearly a year into the pandemic. If you’ve gone grocery shopping recently, it’s possible that you might still be having trouble finding certain items. Store manager for Piggly Wiggly in Homewood, Johnny Miller, said things are getting back to normal in terms of the supply chain, but he admits the store isn’t back to 100% just yet. Store manager for Piggly Wiggly in Homewood, Johnny Miller, said things are getting back to normal in terms of the supply chain, but he admits the store isn’t back to 100% just yet....
    (CNN)When Tim and Deb Hennessy decided to go on a grocery run during last month's deadly winter storm in Texas, they had no idea the generosity they were in for.Tim Hennessy told CNN he immediately regretted the trip when he saw the line of people outside, waiting to get into the Leander H-E-B Plus. But the couple wanted to be prepared in case conditions worsened.The Hennessys shopped for about 15 minutes before the store lost power and the lights went out. He described hearing a collective groan. Customers continued shopping for items they needed until a store manager asked them to head to the front, Hennessy said. He and his wife joined what he estimated to be a couple hundred people in a slow-moving checkout line."I honestly expected halfway in there that they're gonna say, 'Hey folks, leave your carts, we'll put the stuff away. Sorry for the inconvenience, but...
    Ben Bonnema (pictured) said he was fired from a Trader Joe's location in New York City after he sent a letter to the grocery chain's CEO demanding stricter mask requirements for customers Trader Joe's has been threatened with a boycott after an employee revealed he was fired for sending a letter to the grocery chain's CEO demanding stricter mask requirements for customers.   Ben Bonnema shared his story in a Twitter thread on Friday, claiming that he was sacked from a Trader Joe's location on New York City's Upper West Side because he doesn't 'share the company's values'.    Bonnema posted a photo of the letter he sent CEO Dan Bane, in which he recommended five changes to improve safety amid the pandemic, including implementing a 'three strike policy' to ban customers who repeatedly flout mask rules.  'We put our lives on the line every day by showing up to work,'...
    BOSTON (CBS) – Market Basket is warning customers that an unauthorized Facebook page is trying to contact customers, posing as the grocery store chain. The store warned that the Facebook page has been sending Facebook requests to customers and asking for sensitive information as a requirement to enter a “Drink Up, Work Out” giveaway. Market Basket said that facebook.com/marketbasket is the store’s only official page. “We do not send friend requests to our customers, and if you receive a friend request from a profile that appears to be Market Basket, please know that it is not from us,” the company said. “Market Basket will never request payment information online, and we ask our community to be vigilant and to not provide this information to other Facebook pages. The safety and privacy of our customers is very important to us and we are working diligently to address this concern.”
    Cincinnati-based grocery chain Kroger is investigating a recent hack that affected a small amount of its pharmacy customer data, including healthcare and social security information. "At this time, based on the information provided by Accellion and its own investigation, Kroger believes that less than 1% of its customers, specifically customers of Kroger Health and Money Services, have been impacted," the company said in a Friday statement, adding it would contact current or former clients who may have been compromised. Kroger said it was the victim of a December hack of a file-transfer product called FTA, developed by Accellion, a company based in California. The grocery chain said no reports of fraud or misuse of customer information had been detected yet, adding, "Out of an abundance of caution Kroger has arranged to offer credit monitoring to all affected individuals at no cost to them." Kroger has 2,750 grocery retail stores and...
    SCHENECTADY, N.Y. (CBS) —  Price Chopper/Market 32, which has 15 supermarkets in Massachusetts and four in New Hampshire, is merging with another New York-based grocery chain. Company executives announced the merger agreement with Tops Markets on Monday. “This transaction unites two iconic New York-based grocery chains with deep ties to their local communities and shared commitments to service, savings, and convenience,” a statement from both companies read. “With increased scale across their almost perfectly contiguous footprints, the merged companies are expected to be better positioned to compete and offer even more value and outstanding services to their customers across the Northeast.” RELATED: Stimulus Check Latest: Did The Timeline For Another Economic Relief Payment Just Get Shorter? The new parent company headquartered in Schenectady, New York will consist of nearly 300 supermarkets and over 30,000 employees. Price Chopper/Market 32 stores “will continue to be managed locally by their respective leaders.” RELATED:...
    CINCINNATI -- Kroger has joined a growing list of large US grocery store chains offering incentives for workers to get the COVID-19 vaccine.The company announced that its associates would get a one-time $100 payment if they show proof that they've received the full manufacturer-recommended doses of a COVID-19 vaccine. Workers that can't get the vaccine for health or religious reasons can get the payment if they take an educational health and safety course, the company said in a news release."We know that the most effective defense against this pandemic comes in the form of the COVID-19 vaccine and the continuation of the rigorous safety precautions we've established across our stores, manufacturing facilities and supply chain," said Dr. Marc Watkins, Kroger's chief medical officer in the statement. "We are strongly encouraging all customers and associates to receive the vaccine to curb the spread of COVID-19, and we'll do all we can...
    Got the jab? Here’s the cash. Kroger supermarket executives came up with an ingenious way to motivate employees to get the COVID-19 vaccine, offering any workers who get inoculated a $100 bonus. All company employees, which include about 500,000 people in 35 states, are eligible for the one-time offer, NPR reported Friday. Workers must take the full manufacturer-recommended dose. Those who can’t get the vaccine for medical or religious reasons will be allowed to complete an education and safety course in order to receive their payment. Kroger is follow ing in the footsteps of grocery chain Aldi , which is giving workers two hours of pay per dose received. Dollar General also offered employees four hours of paid time. “We do not want our employees to have to choose between receiving a vaccine or coming to work,” the chain said last month. More than 58 million doses of the vaccines have...
    (CNN)Kroger has joined a growing list of large US grocery store chains offering incentives for workers to get the Covid-19 vaccine.The company announced that its associates would get a one-time $100 payment if they show proof that they've received the full manufacturer-recommended doses of a Covid-19 vaccine. Workers that can't get the vaccine for health or religious reasons can get the payment if they take an educational health and safety course, the company said in a news release.Americans are wondering: Will I get the vaccine or the virus first?"We know that the most effective defense against this pandemic comes in the form of the COVID-19 vaccine and the continuation of the rigorous safety precautions we've established across our stores, manufacturing facilities and supply chain," said Dr. Marc Watkins, Kroger's chief medical officer in the statement. "We are strongly encouraging all customers and associates to receive the vaccine to curb the...
    Photo credit: Scott Olson, Getty Images The Kroger grocery chain announced on Friday that it will pay its employees $100 to get the Covid-19 vaccine. According to a report by NBC affiliate in West Palm Beach, Florida, WPTV, the company is offering the incentive to front-line grocery workers as well as employees in its supply chain, manufacturing, pharmacy, and call center divisions. “We know that the most effective defense against this pandemic comes in the form of the COVID-19 vaccine and the continuation of the rigorous safety precautions we’ve established across our stores, manufacturing facilities and supply chain,” Dr. Marc Watkins, Kroger’s chief medical officer, said in a statement. “We are strongly encouraging all customers and associates to receive the vaccine to curb the spread of COVID-19, and we’ll do all we can to ensure they have access as soon as it’s available.” The move by Kroger, which marks the first...
    Publix Joe Raedle/Getty Images A left-leaning political action committee is calling for a prominent grocery store chain to “drain the traitors” after an heiress connected to it donated to former President Donald Trump’s Jan. 6 rally in Washington, D.C. that led to unrest in the city and the death of a Capitol police office. The Progressive Change Campaign Committee (PCCC) issued the call in a Friday email after a Feb. 1 Wall Street Journal report that Julie Jenkins Fancelli, an heiress to the Publix Super Markets chain, donated $300,000 to host the rally, which cost $500,000. Publix said in a statement this week that Fancelli no longer has a connection to the company, but PCCC said in its email that Publix should still take action by halting donations to Republican officials. “Publix has distanced themselves from the heiress, saying the company says has no role with Publix,” PCCC noted in...
    Thousands of documented Donald Trump supporters storm the United States Capitol building following a “Stop the Steal” rally on January 06, 2021 in Washington, D.C. The protesters stormed the historic building, breaking windows and clashing with police. A grocery store heiress provided some three-fifths of the funding for then-President Donald Trump‘s so-called “Stop the Steal” rally immediately preceding the deadly Jan. 6 attack on the U.S. Capitol Complex, according to multiple media reports. According to an exposé by the Wall Street Journal‘s Shalini Ramachandran, Alexandra Berzon and Rebecca Ballhaus released on Saturday, the conspiracy theory-fueled event came together, in large financial part, under the tutelage of Austin, Texas-based fake news purveyor Alex Jones. The nation’s preeminent conspiracy theorist reportedly then connected with Publix grocery store heiress Julie Jenkins Fancelli, who spent $300,000 on organizing the speeches intended to somehow overturn the results of the 2020 presidential election. The total cost...
    BENICIA — More employees of Raley’s Supermarkets have come forward with allegations of lax oversight during the pandemic and a culture that does not value the health of employees or customers after a Times-Herald story about a maskless potluck held at the Benicia store on Christmas Eve. On Jan.13, employees at the Southampton store received a memo that a third employee had been diagnosed with COVID-19 since the Dec. 24 potluck. The corporate arm of Raley’s sends detailed information in its memos that inform staff of COVID-19 cases, including assertions that it is doing contact tracing, necessary cleaning and disinfecting, and is notifying health authorities. “We have strong COVID-19 protocols which we reinforce in regular team member communications and training,” said Chelsea Minor, corporate director for public affairs for Raley’s. “In addition, we have a dedicated and trained Human Resources team which investigates inquiries and complaints, completes contact tracing, handles...
    AUSTIN — Some West Side residents said they feel abandoned after a discount supermarket chain announced it would close a store serving North Austin, cutting off a primary option for fresh food in the area. Save A Lot, 5555 W. North Ave., is set to close permanently Saturday. The move has left regular shoppers scrambling and frustrated West Side elected officials, who said the company could have sought their help to keep the location open. Resident Linda Toles said the shelves have already been cleared out. “We’re already a food desert. So they’re going to close one of the stores? Their prices are lower than the other stores. So I don’t know why they’re closing,” Toles said. Like much of the West Side, some parts of Austin are considered to be a food desert, where residents must travel miles to reach healthy, affordable food. A lack of healthy options...
    UPTOWN — A massive store at Montrose and Clarendon avenues has sat vacant for two years after the Treasure Island grocery chain that was supposed to move in went out of business. But a new grocery is set to take Treasure Island’s spot. It will open its first Chicago outpost in the process. The store, Peter Rubi, will open next year at 811 W. Montrose Ave., the company announced on its website. Peter Rubi is a husband-and-wife-owned grocer focusing on fresh produce and goods, according to its website. Its only other location is in southwest suburban Plainfield. The grocery store will occupy ground-floor space in the 811 Uptown development that was slated to house a 30,000-square-foot Treasure Island grocery store. A standalone building constructed as part of 811 Uptown on the northeast corner of Montrose and Clarendon is now occupied by Comcast and a veterinary...
    Retailers are re-imposing limits on just how much of certain bathroom essentials you can buy at a time due to an increasing COVID panic. According to a Fox 11 report, store chains that are imposing the purchase limits cited the spike in COVID-19 cases. This past spring, there were multiple shortages of basic household items besides toilet paper, including hand sanitizer and paper towels. “We’ve proactively and temporarily set purchase limits to two per customer on certain products, including bath tissue, paper towels, disinfecting wipes and hand soap,” a spokesman for Koger said, according to Fox 11. The warehouse retail chain CostCo is another retailer that has announced limitations. A shopper pushes her trolley along an almost empty toilet paper aisle in a Tesco supermarket following the outbreak of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Manchester, Britain, September 28, 2020. REUTERS/Phil Noble “Costco has implemented limits on certain items to help...
    Some of the top grocery store chains in the country are placing limits on paper products like toilet paper and paper towels in the hopes of preventing empty shelves as supply remains low, CNN reports. Most grocery stores imposed limits at the start of the coronavirus pandemic on paper goods after customers began buying bath tissue, disinfecting wipes, and other products in large amounts ahead of lockdown. Those limits eased as the pandemic lessened, but stores like Kroger, Giant, and H-E-B have begun reemploying them as supplies continue to remain low and coronavirus case numbers continue to rise. A spokesperson for Giant, a chain in the Northeast, said that they were "seeing little evidence of stockpiling, and there is no need to create panic,” but added that the supply chain “remains challenged.” Raley’s Supermarkets in California noted that they are monitoring “stockpiling behavior closely,” and could “possibly reimplement” limits on...
    Mookie Betts is a Player for All Times and Tenses These 2 Everyday Items Can Kill COVID in 2 Minutes, New Study Says Saudi Tycoons Expand Fortune as Grocery Chain Soars After IPO (Bloomberg) -- Load Error The BinDawood family’s fortune soared after shares in their eponymous Saudi Arabian grocery business rose by 10% on their first day of trading. Members of the family own a 67% stake worth about $2.2 billion in BinDawood Holding Co., according to Bloomberg calculations based on the IPO prospectus. They also raised about $500 million from the initial public offering. BinDawood is one of the biggest grocery chains in Saudi Arabia, operating upmarket stores under the Danube brand and mass-market stores under the BinDawood brand. It was founded in 1984 by Khaled Dawood Ibrahim BinDawood and has since grown to operate more than 70 stores. The stock surged on Wednesday in...
    Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, Trader Joe's has set the bar for safety among grocery retailers in Colorado — but even the best practices can't guarantee that the novel coronavirus won't gain admittance. According to the latest report from the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment, the chain's Colorado Springs branch has suffered an outbreak. It's one in a wave of site-based infections that's set a new record for the third week in a row. The CDPHE considers an entity an outbreak after two or more COVID-19 cases among residents, staffers or other people connected to a specific location are confirmed within a fourteen-day period, or two or more cases of respiratory illness with an onset of symptoms within a fourteen-day period are paired with at least one additional COVID-19 diagnosis. The CDPHE's October 14 update lists 897 total outbreaks in the state so far: 274 active, 623 resolved. That's...
    SACO, Maine (AP) — It took two months for the a supermarket chain to alert police and customers about the discovery of razor blades in fresh pizza dough sold at one if its stores in Maine, a newspaper reported. Product tampering at a store in Sanford, Maine, wasn't reported to local police until this week, after authorities started investigating an incident at another store in Saco, Maine, the Portland Press Herald reported. Tampering also occurred at a Hannaford store in Dover, New Hampshire. Nicholas R. Mitchell, a 38-year-old New Hampshire resident who worked for the pizza dough vendor, is accused of putting razor blades in pizza dough sold at the Hannaford supermarket in Saco on Oct. 5. The incidents at the other two stores remain under investigation. The grocery retailer took responsibility in a written statement for failing to alert police sooner about the Sanford incidents and said it was...
    Austin, Texas-based Whole Foods Market closed its Capitol Hill grocery store at 900 East 11th Avenue on November 12, 2017, and 1,060 days later reopened the building — as Ideal Market. The new store, which welcomed its first customers on October 7, represents the second Ideal Market in Colorado; the first has operated in Boulder for more than sixty years and was purchased, along with the rest of the Wild Oats natural grocery chain that operated Ideal Market, by Whole Foods in 2007. That's 1,060 days that Capitol Hill residents went without things like Liquid Death, a brand of Australian water that sells for $1.69 per 16.9-ounce can (plain water, mind you, with no flavoring), or The Cure, a two-ounce bottle of coconut, lemon, ginger, turmeric and cayenne juice that rings in at $3.99. During that three-year span, neighbors were also missing out on Mexican avocados at $2.49 each and...
    Trader Joe's sells seasonal and year-round products. Abigail Abesamis/Insider Trader Joe's offers an array of breakfasts to enjoy on fall mornings, from on-the-go snacks to easy-to-make meals. For a taste of autumn, try seasonal foods like Pumpkin O's and pecan-pumpkin oatmeal. Year-round, the grocery chain offers morning stables like gluten-free pancake and waffle mix, overnight oats, and frozen açai bowls. Visit Insider's homepage for more stories. Trader Joe's has all of your breakfast needs covered, from overnight oats to crispy cereal. And with the turn of the season comes the flavors of autumn — cinnamon, pumpkin spice, and everything nice. For your coming fall mornings, Insider rounded up some of the best affordable options the grocery chain has to offer.  Read on for some of the best breakfast foods to get at Trader Joe's, all for under $5.  Note that the availability and prices of these products may...
    North Carolina-based grocery chain Food Lion will now permit its employees to wear American flag-themed face masks while working at its stores. The company went viral earlier this week after one of its employees revealed he quit after being told to avoid wearing his American flag-themed mask. What are the details? According to a recent report from WCTI-TV, the move appears to be in response to the employee — as well as his supporters — demanding such masks after the company initially prohibited them. Saturday saw the company's Twitter page share a status on the development, writing, "We listened to our associates and customers about our uniform policy. We require that associates wear masks without writing, insignia, or symbols. We will allow associates to wear masks with the American flag that meet this standard." The company also promised that it "deeply respects the American flag." Food...
    A homeless woman who had been sleeping in her car in the parking lot of a Kroger grocery store has gotten a new start in life after that company gave her a job. “I would lean my seat all the way back so no one would see me because, you know, I knew I wasn’t supposed to be there,” LaShenda Williams shared with NBC News. The comments were noted by the “Today” show in a piece published Friday. (RELATED: Tyler Perry Plays Santa Claus, Paying More Than $400K Worth Of Holiday Shoppers Layaway Tabs) Williams, who had dealt with drug addiction and abuse, found herself homeless for nearly a year. A manager at the grocery store, Jackie Vandal, reportedly took it upon herself to reach out to the woman and let her know that the company would be having a job fair soon. (RELATED: Meek Mill Plays Santa, Gives Away...
    Trader Joe's is a grocery chain in the US. Roman Tiraspolsky/Shutterstock A trip to Trader Joe's can be overwhelming with all the seasonal and year-round product options.  Insider spoke with 11 chefs about their favorite Trader Joe's products to help you narrow down your choices.  One chef suggested buying Trader Joe's organic produce, and another highlighted the store's frozen aisle.  The chain's coffee, dried mango slices, and Everything but the Bagel seasoning also received high praise.  Visit Insider's homepage for more stories. Trader Joe's is an American grocery chain that offers unique spins on classic favorites.  Since there are dozens of varieties of sauces, snacks, and frozen foods to choose from, Insider spoke with 11 chefs about the items they always recommend picking up at the chain.  From coffee to dumplings, here are some must-have essentials that are worth adding to your Trader Joe's shopping...
    Oldest person in the U.S. celebrates 115th (or 116th) birthday Outdoor dining may save restaurants during COVID-19. But are diners at risk from cars plowing into them? Transfer VHS Tapes, Film, and Photos to Digital Ad Microsoft Full screen 1/6 SLIDES © Provided by Eat This, Not That! 5 Items That Are Making Your Grocery Bill Skyrocket This has been a record year for grocery prices. Many Americans have witnessed a steady increase in their grocery bills since the pandemic started, due to a higher-than-normal demand for groceries brought on by an increase in home cooking, combined with disruptions in the food supply chain. Since March, we've witnessed staples like meat and eggs get more expensive compared to last year and the beginning of this year. And prices of some items, like cheese, have...
    Times Are So Tough That Qantas Is Selling Biscuits and Tea Bags Jaguar Land Rover Cuts That Carsick Feeling in Self-Driving Cars How To Sell Your Home For The Best Price Possible Ad Microsoft 17 Ways These $20 Lights Will Upgrade Your Home Ad Microsoft Full screen 1/11 SLIDES © Grand Opening of Anderson Piggly Wiggly on Fort Avenue by Kipp Teague (CC BY-NC-ND) Days of Swine and Groceries In the early 20th century, the entire grocery shopping experience was a chore. Shoppers had to bring a list to a clerk, who would then go around the store, gather up all the requested items and bring them to the shopper, who then had to pay whatever price the clerk quoted. In 1916,...
    Sesame Place employee punched in the face for enforcing parks mask policy Live Science podcast Lifes Little Mysteries Episode 46: Mysterious Elephants How To Sell Your Home For The Best Price Possible Ad Microsoft 17 Ways These $20 Lights Will Upgrade Your Home Ad Microsoft Full screen 1/11 SLIDES © Grand Opening of Anderson Piggly Wiggly on Fort Avenue by Kipp Teague (CC BY-NC-ND) Days of Swine and Groceries In the early 20th century, the entire grocery shopping experience was a chore. Shoppers had to bring a list to a clerk, who would then go around the store, gather up all the requested items and bring them to the shopper, who then had to pay whatever price the clerk quoted. In 1916,...
    Wegmans Food Markets, Inc. has issued recalls for several items over potential Listeria monocytogenes contamination. USDA ISSUES PUBLIC HEALTH ALERT, WARNS OF PRODUCTS CONTAINING RECALLED ONIONS LINKED TO SALMONELLA OUTBREAK The grocery store chain is recalling its four-pound bag of Valencia oranges, two-pound bag of lemons, bulk lemons, a variety of in-store produced seafood and any restaurant food items that contain fresh lemon, a press release from the FDA shares. The store chain put out the recall after Freshouse Produce LLC of Salisbury, N.C., issued a voluntary recall for its lemons and oranges after Listeria monocytogenes were discovered on a piece of equipment. (iStock) The affected products were reportedly sold at Wegmans stores in New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Virginia, North Carolina, Maryland, and Brooklyn and Harrison, NY between July 31 and Aug. 7. The grocery store has 103 locations in the eastern United States. RARE CORONAVIRUS-LINKED SYNDROME AFFECTS 11 CHILDREN...
    German-owned grocery store chain Aldi — a deep-discounting, corporate cousin of the preferred Trader Joe’s supermarket chain — says it will open additional than 70 new US retailers by the stop of the yr in its quest to develop into America’s 3rd-major grocer. Aldi’s US arm is forging in advance with a additional than $5 billion growth program in spite of the coronavirus pandemic forcing key shops these as JCPenney and Pier 1 Imports to near suppliers around the state. Aldi US is owned by the German grocer Aldi Süd, one particular of two separate firms split out of the unique spouse and children-owned Aldi enterprise. The other, Aldi Nord, owns Trader Joe’s. The hottest wave will convey Aldi into Arizona, its 37th point out, with 4 new retailers in the Phoenix place, it claimed Tuesday. New spots are also slated for New York, Texas, California and Kansas, according...
    German-owned supermarket chain Aldi — a deep-discounting, corporate cousin of the popular Trader Joe’s supermarket chain — says it will open more than 70 new US stores by the end of the year in its quest to become America’s third-largest grocer. Aldi’s US arm is forging ahead with a more than $5 billion expansion plan despite the coronavirus pandemic forcing major retailers such as JCPenney and Pier 1 Imports to close stores around the country. Aldi US is owned by the German grocer Aldi Süd, one of two separate companies split out of the original family-owned Aldi business. The other, Aldi Nord, owns Trader Joe’s. The latest wave will bring Aldi into Arizona, its 37th state, with four new stores in the Phoenix area, it said Tuesday. New locations are also slated for New York, Texas, California and Kansas, according to CNBC . “As we continue to expand, we...
    ATLANTA (AP) — The parent company of Southern supermarket chain Winn-Dixie said Monday that it is reversing its policy and will now require customers to wear masks at its stores to help reduce the spread of the coronavirus. Southeastern Grocers Inc. said the requirement will go into effect next Monday. The company had initially rejected a mask mandate, saying it did not want to put its workers in the position of having to ban customers. But in a statement, the company headquartered in Jacksonville, Florida, said its position had “evolved" and it wanted to more clearly emphasize the importance of its customers', workers' and communities' safety. Still, the company said state and federal officials should be responsible for issuing mask requirements. “We will continue to work with our peers in the retail industry to advocate for this sensible mandate to be passed into law to remove the burden from employers...
    ATLANTA (AP) — The parent company of Southern supermarket chain Winn-Dixie said Monday that it is reversing its policy and will now require customers to wear masks at its stores to help reduce the spread of the coronavirus. Southeastern Grocers Inc. said the requirement will go into effect next Monday. The company had initially rejected a mask mandate, saying it did not want to put its workers in the position of having to ban customers. But in a statement, the company headquartered in Jacksonville, Florida, said its position had “evolved” and it wanted to more clearly emphasize the importance of its customers’, workers’ and communities’ safety. Still, the company said state and federal officials should be responsible for issuing mask requirements. “We will continue to work with our peers in the retail industry to advocate for this sensible mandate to be passed into law to remove the burden from employers...
    Whole Foods workers are accusing the grocery store chain of punishing those who don "Black Lives Matter" apparel in a lawsuit. The 14 plaintiffs in the suit, filed in federal court in Boston, said Whole Foods has sent workers home without pay or has imposed other disciplinary actions for wearing masks or clothes affiliated with the Black Lives Matter movement. The company, which is owned by Amazon, has said that wearing clothing with "visible slogans, messages, logos, or advertising” not directly related to its brand is in violation of its dress code. Whole Foods declined to comment on the lawsuit, but said it has a zero tolerance policy when it comes to retaliation. More plaintiffs are expected to join the suit, according to Reuters. News Whole Foods Amazon Black Lives Matter lawsuit
    By Chandler Thornton and Alicia Lee | CNN More than 1,700 people have signed a petition urging Trader Joe’s to change the labeling of some of its international food products, calling the grocery chain’s branding “racist.” “The grocery chain labels some of its ethnic foods with modifications of “Joe” that belies a narrative of exoticism that perpetuates harmful stereotypes,” the petition, which a California high school senior launched two weeks ago, reads. It cites “Trader Ming’s,” the grocery chain’s label for its Chinese products, “Arabian Joe,” for its Middle Eastern products, “Trader José,” for its Mexican products, and a handful of others as examples. “The Trader Joe’s branding is racist because it exoticizes other cultures – it presents ‘Joe’ as the default “normal” and the other characters falling outside of it,” the petition says. The grocery store chain, which first opened in Pasadena, California, in 1967, said it has already...
    (CNN) — More than 1,700 people have signed a petition urging Trader Joe’s to change the labeling of some of its international food products, calling the grocery chain’s branding “racist.” “The grocery chain labels some of its ethnic foods with modifications of “Joe” that belies a narrative of exoticism that perpetuates harmful stereotypes,” the petition, which a California high school senior launched two weeks ago, reads. It cites “Trader Ming’s,” the grocery chain’s label for its Chinese products, “Arabian Joe,” for its Middle Eastern products, “Trader José,” for its Mexican products, and a handful of others as examples. “The Trader Joe’s branding is racist because it exoticizes other cultures – it presents ‘Joe’ as the default “normal” and the other characters falling outside of it,” the petition says. The grocery store chain, which first opened in Pasadena, California, in 1967, said it has already “been in the process of updating...
    PHILADELPHIA (CNN) — More than 1,700 people have signed a petition urging Trader Joe’s to change the labeling of some of its international food products, calling the grocery chain’s branding “racist.” “The grocery chain labels some of its ethnic foods with modifications of “Joe” that belies a narrative of exoticism that perpetuates harmful stereotypes,” the petition, which a California high school senior launched two weeks ago, reads. It cites “Trader Ming’s,” the grocery chain’s label for its Chinese products, “Arabian Joe,” for its Middle Eastern products, “Trader José,” for its Mexican products, and a handful of others as examples. “The Trader Joe’s branding is racist because it exoticizes other cultures – it presents ‘Joe’ as the default “normal” and the other characters falling outside of it,” the petition says. The grocery store chain, which first opened in Pasadena, California, in 1967, said it has already “been in the process of updating...
    Combining passion with maturity, Jon Rahm reaches new heights Kansas dog makes nearly 60-mile journey back to her previous house in Missouri Online petition calls on Trader Joes to change its racist packaging More than 1,700 people have signed a petition urging Trader Joe's to change the labeling of some of its international food products, calling the grocery chain's branding "racist." © Shutterstock A petition, started two weeks ago by a California high school senior, calls on Trader Joe's to change some of its packing because the grocery chain "labels some of its ethnic foods with modifications of 'Joe' that belies a narrative of exoticism that perpetuates harmful stereotypes." "The grocery chain labels some of its ethnic foods with modifications of "Joe" that belies a narrative of exoticism that perpetuates harmful stereotypes," the petition, which a California high school senior launched two weeks ago, reads. Load Error It...
    (CNN)More than 1,700 people have signed a petition urging Trader Joe's to change the labeling of some of its international food products, calling the grocery chain's branding "racist.""The grocery chain labels some of its ethnic foods with modifications of "Joe" that belies a narrative of exoticism that perpetuates harmful stereotypes," the petition, which a California high school senior launched two weeks ago, reads.It cites "Trader Ming's," the grocery chain's label for its Chinese products, "Arabian Joe," for its Middle Eastern products, "Trader José," for its Mexican products, and a handful of others as examples."The Trader Joe's branding is racist because it exoticizes other cultures - it presents 'Joe' as the default "normal" and the other characters falling outside of it," the petition says.The grocery store chain, which first opened in Pasadena, California, in 1967, said it has already "been in the process of updating order labels, and replacing any variations...
    California based, and well known retailer, Trader Joe’s responded to calls for changes to its packaging that some have claimed is racist by saying the company is already in the process of doing just that. Diane DeGuzman of SFGate reported the grocery store chain issued a statement after a petition began circulating, explaining what it has done and why it was doing it. The company issued a statement talking about its international products and how they are branded. “While this approach to product naming may have been rooted in a lighthearted attempt at inclusiveness, we recognize that it may now have the opposite effect— one that is contrary to the welcoming, rewarding customer experience we strive to create every day,” Kenya Friend-Daniel, national director of public relations for Trader Joe’s said. “With this in mind, we made the decision several years ago to use only the Trader Joe’s name on...
    A supermarket chain said recent looting in Philadelphia sparked by the death of George Floyd has forced it to shutter all seven of its locations there, meaning some customers "can’t get food anywhere.” Fresh Grocer’s store in the Germantown neighborhood – a part of the city described by residents as a “food desert,” where healthy and fresh food is hard to find – was among the businesses that suspended operations over safety concerns, according to Fox29. “We can’t open our Fresh Grocer Supermarket. People are coming up crying because they can’t get food anywhere,” Fresh Grocer CEO Pat Burns told the station. “This was the No. 1 food desert in Philadelphia for years.” Smoke rises from a fire engulfing a police cruiser during a protest Saturday in Philadelphia. (AP) PHILADELPHIA RESIDENTS STAND GUARD TO PROTECT LOCAL TARGET STORE FROM LOOTERS  A Rite Aid in a shopping plaza in the same neighborhood reportedly was targeted by looters for two consecutive nights. Burns is calling for more help...
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