grocery stores

Australian Grocery Chain Ups Ante With Private Label Brands
If it happens in Australia - it could happen here, too.  And - is that a bad thing?
Two grocery store chains in Australia are being criticized by suppliers for announcing that they're planning on relying more-heavily on private label brands instead of tried-and-true name-brands in an effort…
Grapples Are The Newest Food Fad
Somewhere along the line I missed the emergence of this food fad.  It seems that the latest craze in the produce section is "grapples" - which are grape-flavored apples.
According to MarketWatch, Grapples (pronounced grape-ells) are an annual treat that's quickly growing i…
Rethinking The Safety Of Imported Foods
You see it on a grocery shelf.  Rest easy you think - all food that's sold in the United States is safe due to the strict standards that the USDA and the food industry has implemented.  Think again.
A recent study shows that as the volume of imported food has risen in our country, the …
Grocery Customers Rejecting Self-Checkouts
Personally, I dislike self-checkout lanes in stores - for three reasons.  First, I like the interaction of dealing with another human being.  Second, I believe in businesses employing people.  And last -but not least - I believe that if a customer is to be expected to do the duties that an employee …