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In US Grocery Stores, a Right to Bear AARMs

Automated Ammo Retail Machines, vending machines selling ammo, are popping up in the South

(Newser) - Looking to pick up some shotgun, handgun, or rifle rounds during your next trip to the market? At a half-dozen grocery stores in the South, that ammo is already at your disposal, via vending machines from American Rounds, reports KOCO 5 . The company says it has already set up at...

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
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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...

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...

AI-Powered Recipe Bot Offers Deadly Suggestions

Ant-poison jelly sandwiches, anyone?

(Newser) - A supermarket chain in New Zealand had to make some changes to its artificial intelligence-powered recipe app after it delivered some potentially deadly recommendations. The Savey Meal-bot from Pak'nSave came up with meal plans or recipes when customers entered lists of ingredients, but users soon discovered that the bot...

America's No. 2, No. 4 Grocery Chains Plan Merger

Antitrust regulators will be looking closely at proposed Kroger's, Albertsons merger

(Newser) - Seven years after Albertsons bought Safeway, Kroger is planning to acquire Albertsons in a deal that would create a grocery giant almost big enough to knock Walmart out of the No. 1 spot. Kroger is currently No. 2, and it would likely remain so under the proposed merger: The two...

They Tried to Flee the Kroger Gunman. He Followed Them

'He kept on shooting, shooting, shooting,' a cashier says after shooting in Collierville, Tenn.

(Newser) - One person is dead and 14 are injured after what's believed to be at least the third supermarket shooting in the US this year. Now more details are trickling out, including the identity of the person fatally shot Thursday at a Kroger in Collierville, Tenn., Thursday. Relatives have IDed...

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...

Suspect Arrested in Supermarket Shooting

Police say a suspect identified as Gabriel DeWitt Wilson has been apprehended

(Newser) - Police say the suspect in a shooting that killed one and injured two at a Long Island grocery store Tuesday morning had ties to the store. They say it’s unclear whether Gabriel DeWitt Wilson, 30, is a current or former employee, CNN reports. More than a hundred people were...

He Got in His Car After Grocery Shopping. Then, 'Holy Cow'

Man had 15,000 bees waiting for him in his vehicle in an Albertsons parking lot in Las Cruces, NM

(Newser) - Ever get behind the wheel and feel the creepy sensation that someone or something unwelcome is in the car with you? That's what happened to a man in Las Cruces, NM, over the weekend after a short trip to the grocery store, but to his horror, there wasn't...

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...

Airline Now Selling Its Meals in Supermarkets

Finnair wants to satisfy 'wanderlust'

(Newser) - Finnair says it wants to keep its catering staff employed—and bring a taste of air travel to hungry Finns stuck at home because of the pandemic. The airline says it's planning to sell business-class meals in supermarkets, and the choices will be more exciting than "beef or...

No More 'Feminine Hygiene' Products in This Supermarket

NZ's Countdown chain will drop euphemisms, just use 'period' for tampons, pads, and menstrual cups

(Newser) - New Zealand shoppers annoyed at tap-dancing around the word "period" on menstrual products may want to start doing their shopping at Countdown: The Guardian reports that the supermarket chain will be nixing euphemistic terms such as "sanitary" and "feminine hygiene" on products like tampons, pads, and menstrual...

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...

$35K in Food Dumped After 'Twisted Prank' in Grocery Store

Woman went around coughing on everything as a joke, store co-owner says

(Newser) - A "very challenging day" at a Pennsylvania grocery store started with a cough and ended with more than $35,000 worth of food being dumped. USA Today reports on the incident Wednesday at Gerrity's Supermarket in Hanover Township, where a woman reportedly came in and "proceeded to...

'Knucklehead' Accused of Coughing on Grocery Worker

NJ man charged with terroristic threats

(Newser) - A New Jersey man described as a "knucklehead" by Gov. Phil Murphy is facing serious charges after allegedly coughing on a supermarket worker. Authorities say that after the Wegmans employee expressed concern that George Falcone was standing too close to her and a display of prepared foods, he moved...

Supermarket Grabs Odd Impeachment Spotlight

GOP attorney uses reusable tote for a briefcase, and the chain capitalizes

(Newser) - Monday's impeachment hearing was serious business. Mostly. There was also the oddity of Republican attorney Steve Castor arriving at the proceeding with all his material tucked into a reusable supermarket bag instead of a briefcase. As Time points, lots of people on the internet noticed . So, too, did the...

Supermarket Scraps Very Bad Idea to Gauge Uniform Sizes

Albert Heijn apologizes after asking employees to submit photos of themselves in underwear

(Newser) - When it comes to the question "How can we figure out sizes for our employees' new work uniforms?" one business came up with possibly the worst answer: Ask workers to submit scantily-clad pictures of themselves. Albert Heijn, the leading supermarket chain in the Netherlands, asked employees at one branch...

A Customer's Card Got Declined. Then, 'One of the Kindest Acts'
Cashier Didn't
Think Anyone
Noticed His Good
Deed. They Did
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Cashier Didn't Think Anyone Noticed His Good Deed. They Did

David Vance quietly paid for elderly man's groceries out of his own pocket after the customer's credit card kept getting declined

(Newser) - David Vance tried to pull off a subtle act of kindness for someone in financial straits last month, but someone noticed, posted about it online, and now the grocery store cashier in Northern Ireland is being hailed around the world. Vance, who works at a Lidl in Belfast, was working...

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