Tag: Supermarkets and Grocery Stores

Lots of Food Gets Tossed. These Food-Waste Apps Let You Buy It, Cheap.

In Hammond, Ind., Jerry Wash, a retired railroad ticket agent, said he regularly looked to see what’s available at his local Meijer. “We wake up in the morning, you know, most people are checking their social media,” he said. “We’re checking Flashfood.” Mr. Wash said he and his wife, Jody, didn’t shop at the regular […]

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To Save Whales, Don’t Eat Lobster, Watchdog Group Says

American lobster may be a beloved and delicious splurge, but it is no longer a sustainable seafood choice and consumers should avoid eating it, according to Seafood Watch, a group that monitors how fish and other seafood are harvested from the world’s oceans. The organization made the announcement last week, motivated by concerns that the […]

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Why Do Some People in New Jersey Suddenly Have So Many Reusable Bags?

Nicole Kramaritsch of Roxbury, N.J., has 46 bags just sitting in her garage. Brian Otto has 101 of them, so many that he’s considering sewing them into blackout curtains for his baby’s bedroom. (So far, that idea has gone nowhere.) Lili Mannuzza in Whippany has 74. “I don’t know what to do with all these […]

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Show ID to Buy Whipped Cream? New York Law Stirs Confusion

Trade groups representing convenience and grocery stores blamed “an endless cycle of confusion” on a lack of communication between state officials and the businesses, Mike Durant, the president of the Food Industry Alliance of New York State, said. Mr. Durant said the group had advised its retailers, which include the supermarket chains Wegmans, Stop & […]

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At Salvage Stores, the Fan Base for Food Deals Grows

To hear more audio stories from publications like The New York Times, download Audm for iPhone or Android. ASHEVILLE, N.C. — In a world where a jar of peanut butter costs a dollar more than it did last year and the price of a gallon of conventional milk inches up to $6 in some cities, […]

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How U.S. Inflation Expectations Are Being Shaped by Consumer Choices

Economic policymakers are razor focused on inflation expectations after more than a year of rapid price increases. Consumers explain how they’re thinking about rising costs. July 27, 2022 Inflation started in the bacon aisle for Dan Burnett, a 58-year-old former medical center administrator who lives in Margaretville, N.Y. Last summer, he began to notice that […]

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Maybe We Don’t Need Groceries in 15 Minutes After All

On the first morning of the week’s enervating heat wave, Gale Brewer, who represents much of Manhattan’s West Side in the City Council, was canvassing a stretch of upper Broadway, conducting a stealth experiment. For months now, she has been on a tear about the proliferation of mini-warehouses arriving in residential neighborhoods, committing sins against […]

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