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You've Heard All About the 'Roof Ninja.' Now Meet Her

Footage released of unusual encounter in Michigan between cops, woman living in sign on store's roof

(Newser) - A woman who said she'd lived in a sign perched atop a Michigan grocery store for about a year is no longer living there after being busted by cops last month, but her first contact with the law was caught on video and is now circulating, reports MLive.com...

So Much for Amazon's 'Just Walk Out' Grocery Checkout

Company pulls the plug on it

(Newser) - It was a futuristic concept that, as it turns out, was too good to be true: Walk into an Amazon Fresh grocery store and, instead of going through the whole tedious checkout process, just walk out of the store and you'll be automatically charged for what you bought. As...

Trader Joe's Hasn't Upped Cost of This in 20 Years—Until Now
Trader Joe's: Sorry, Everyone,
We Had No Choice on This
IN CASE YOU MISSED IT

Trader Joe's: Sorry, Everyone, We Had No Choice on This

Grocery chain increases price of single banana from 19 cents to 23 cents, first bump since 2001

(Newser) - Trader Joe's has been selling bananas for 19 cents apiece since the George W. Bush administration, but staffers are now changing up the fruit's price tags. It's not quite a Lucille Bluth-level bump , but the grocery chain will now be hawking individual bananas for 23 cents each...

Discount Grocer Aldi Adding 800 New Stores

Chain hopes to capitalize on US shoppers weary of inflation

(Newser) - Aldi plans to add 800 of its grocery stores across the US in a five-year expansion plan as it looks to capitalize on cost-conscious Americans feeling the pinch at grocery stores. Aldi said Thursday that it's looking in particular to add about 330 stores across the Northeast and Midwest...

French Grocery Giant Drops PepsiCo Products Over Prices

Carrefour says prices must come down as inflation does

(Newser) - Inflation may finally be starting to ease, but prices for some items are showing no signs of coming back down—and now one of the biggest supermarket chains in the world is taking a stand. Carrefour, France's largest food retailer, which runs thousands of stores in 30 countries, has...

You Can Nibble on Free Samples at Trader Joe's Again

However, those little cups of coffee will not be available

(Newser) - After a pandemic pause, Trader Joe’s announced that it will once again offer free, in-store food samples, per CNN Business. It came as welcome news to the grocery chain’s fans on social media, including TikTok, where one post with an inspiring soundtrack and a spoonful of free granola...

Trader Joe's Name Was Picked for a Specific Reason

CNN digs into Joe Coulombe's brainchild

(Newser) - Even Trader Joe's devotees might not know this part of the grocery store's origin: It was indeed started by a man named Joe. CNN reports that LA convenience store owner Joe Coulombe saw an opportunity to cater to travel-minded shoppers who had a taste for more sophisticated items...

Once Again, Bare Shelves Hitting US Grocery Stores

Pandemic, weather, and supply chain issues are causing problems

(Newser) - Benjamin Whitely headed to a Safeway supermarket in Washington, DC, on Tuesday to grab some items for dinner. But he was disappointed to find the vegetable bins barren and a sparse selection of turkey, chicken, and milk. “Seems like I missed out on everything,” Whitely, 67, said. “...

Man Going to Prison for Post About COVID, Grocery Stores

He falsely said an infected person was licking groceries

(Newser) - A Texas man who posted a COVID-19 hoax on social media in the weeks after the pandemic was declared will spend the next 15 months in federal prison. FBI agents in San Antonio launched an investigation in April 2020 after authorities were sent a screenshot of a Facebook post in...

Larry David Ran Into Alan Dershowitz at the Market. It Didn't Go Well

Topic of conversation reportedly involved former President Trump

(Newser) - The only thing missing from this supermarket confrontation was the mournful tuba accompaniment. What Newsweek deems a "pretty, pretty strange scene" took place recently on Martha's Vineyard, and a "Page Six spy" was there to document it all. Per the gossip section of the New York Post...

Cashier Dead, Deputy Wounded After Face Mask Dispute

Customer retrieved gun, opened fire after argument Monday: GBI

(Newser) - A grocery store cashier in Georgia died Monday when a shopper was told to put on a face mask and instead opened fire, per WSB . A reserve sheriff's deputy was also injured in the shooting, which erupted at the Big Bear grocery store in Decatur shortly after 1pm. A...

Leaked Memo: Walmart Has Its Work Cut Out for It

Instacart is gaining on groceries, document says, and then there's Amazon

(Newser) - A 100-page document written by Walmart for advertising agencies starkly portrays the problems the company has to solve to remain the world's largest retailer. At the top of the list is the success of its competitors in the grocery sector, reports Recode , which managed to view the February document....

In a London Parking Lot, a 6-Year-Long 'Magnum Opus'

Gareth Wild was determined to park in 211 separate spaces at supermarket

(Newser) - If you took a survey on people's favorite things to do, finding a parking space likely wouldn't rank very high—unless you're Gareth Wild, who just finished his "magnum opus" related to the activity, reports the BBC . In a Tuesday Twitter thread , the 39-year-old production director...

LA County Orders Grocery Stores to Fork Over 'Hero Pay'

Board of Supervisors approves $5/hour mandate for workers in designated stores for next 120 days

(Newser) - A mandate kicking off this week will put more money in the pockets of grocery workers in Los Angeles County for braving the pandemic to clock in. Starting Friday, national grocery and retail drug stores in unincorporated areas of the county have to start forking over $5 more an hour...

With Power Out, Store Waves Shoppers Through Checkout

Generosity spreads to customers at Texas H-E-B

(Newser) - A couple of hundred people were hurrying around a Texas grocery store to stock up during the storm emergency Tuesday when the power went out. A "collective groan" could be heard, one shopper said. The checkout lines at the H-E-B store in Leander were 20 carts long, the Washington ...

Kroger Is Closing More Stores Over Hazard Pay Issue

This time the grocery store chain is shuttering stores in Seattle

(Newser) - Kroger is closing two more stores, this time in Seattle, rather than providing workers with hazard pay. A law that went into effect this month in the city requires grocery stores of a certain size to pay workers an extra $4 per hour amid the COVID-19 pandemic, CNN reports. As...

Nevermind: Winn-Dixie Will Require Masks
Grocery Chain
Does a 180 on Masks

Grocery Chain Does a 180 on Masks

Winn-Dixie will require them after all

(Newser) - 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, the AP reports. Southeastern Grocers Inc. said the requirement will go into effect next Monday....

Sticker Shock at the Supermarket? You're Not Alone

Price of groceries just saw record-setting spike due to coronavirus pandemic

(Newser) - With most Americans sheltering at home as they wait out the coronavirus pandemic, you may have noticed that while your eating-out tab has gone down, your supermarket bill has gone up. It's not in your head: The monthly consumer price index has been released by the Bureau of Labor...

Man Who Used KKK Hood as Face Mask Is Off the Hook

Police say their hands are tied after supermarket incident in Santee, Calif.

(Newser) - A white man pictured wearing a Ku Klux Klan hood at a supermarket near San Diego will not face charges. An investigation into the May 2 incident at the Vons in Santee didn't uncover enough evidence for police to pursue charges, the San Diego County Sheriff's Department said...

5 Grocery Workers Die in Michigan
5 Grocery Workers
Die in Michigan

5 Grocery Workers Die in Michigan

Some 30 employees have died nationwide, with many more exposed

(Newser) - Five grocery store workers have succumbed to COVID-19 in Michigan. Kroger confirmed four employees at separate locations in metro Detroit (Northville, Troy, Grosse Pointe, and Livonia) had died, while Meijer confirmed the death of a worker at an undisclosed location. "These are believed to be the first known deaths...

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