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U.S. Military’s Grocery Stores Come Under Fire

U.S. Military’s Grocery Stores Come Under Fire

(Dec. 6th update: Read the latest developments here: “No, Your Commissary Is Not Closing. Not Yet, Anyway.”) (Dec. 18th update: And read even more here: “Commissary Comments on Coupons, Customers – and Closing”) If U.S. service members want to save on their groceries, shouldn’t they just clip coupons and shop the sales like the rest of us? That’s the gist[Read More…]

December 4, 2012 Grocery & Retail News
Supermarkets Crave Store-Brand Twinkies

Supermarkets Crave Store-Brand Twinkies

Hostess may be no more, but what would you think about “Great Value Twinkies”? “Market Pantry Ding Dongs”? Or Kroger putting “Wonder Bread” labels on its store-brand bread? It could happen. As the snack maker goes through liquidation, and eager fans grab what few Hostess treats remain on supermarket shelves (read: “Twinkies Sell Like Hotcakes”), the company says there’s a[Read More…]

December 3, 2012 Grocery & Retail News
Paying With Piles of Change? That’s What You Think.

Paying With Piles of Change? That’s What You Think.

If you’re saving up your pennies to buy the perfect holiday gift – be careful. Your local store may not take them. Portland, Oregon-based Fred Meyer found itself in the middle of a social media firestorm over the past 24 hours, after its Facebook fans reacted angrily to the story that a suburban Seattle woman shared last night: “My daughter[Read More…]

November 30, 2012 Grocery & Retail News
Buy One, But Don’t Get One – Give One Instead!

Buy One, But Don’t Get One – Give One Instead!

Have you ever gotten two items in a “Buy One, Get One Free” sale, when you really only need one? Or, if you’re a little more extreme, let’s say you got 20 items and don’t have anywhere to put the other 20. Well, one supermarket chain has the answer, by giving the “GO” in “BOGO” a new meaning this holiday[Read More…]

November 29, 2012 Grocery & Retail News
Supermarkets Say: We’re Not Dead Yet

Supermarkets Say: We’re Not Dead Yet

For all the talk of big-box retailers, drug stores, specialty grocers and dollar stores gobbling up a bigger share of the grocery pie, don’t count out the nation’s largest traditional supermarket. Kroger says it’s doing just fine, thank you. Kroger today reported its latest quarterly earnings, beating analysts’ expectations. For the year, earnings are up about 3%. “Not a particularly[Read More…]

November 29, 2012 Grocery & Retail News
Are Supermarkets Missing Out on the Holiday Shopping Frenzy?

Are Supermarkets Missing Out on the Holiday Shopping Frenzy?

Have you recovered from your Cyber Monday and Black Friday shopping experiences yet? The spending frenzy can make grocery shopping seem downright mundane in comparison. But what if grocery stores got in on the action? A recent report by the coupon processing company Inmar says Black Friday and Cyber Monday shoppers are hungry for grocery store deals as well. 61%[Read More…]

November 27, 2012 Grocery & Retail News
A New Meaning to “Self-Checkout”

A New Meaning to “Self-Checkout”

A supermarket in northern Indiana may have stumbled upon the next new trend in do-it-yourself grocery shopping – not only can customers there check themselves out, but they can apparently let themselves in as well. On Thanksgiving night, when most people were resting off their turkey dinners, or getting an early start on their Black Friday shopping, some people inexplicably[Read More…]

November 26, 2012 Grocery & Retail News
Talking Turkey and Other Thanksgiving Tidbits

Talking Turkey and Other Thanksgiving Tidbits

On this day before Thanksgiving, we offer you what you usually don’t get until the day after Thanksgiving: leftovers! Here are some Thanksgiving tidbits to enjoy before the big day: Target’s Turkey is Tops “We aren’t in the business of high-low pricing or gimmicks,” a Walmart executive sniffed, in reaction to competitors’ deals on Thanksgiving staples. Too bad, because Target[Read More…]

November 21, 2012 Grocery & Retail News
Well, That’s One Way to Get Free Stuff for Thanksgiving!

Well, That’s One Way to Get Free Stuff for Thanksgiving!

You can just hear the old timers: “In my day, we didn’t have scanners and bar codes – we read the price tags, punched the numbers into an old-timey cash register and we liked it!” But that was then, this is now. If you’ve ever seen an episode of Extreme Couponing, in which the register “locks up” and it takes[Read More…]

November 19, 2012 Grocery & Retail News
Gobble Up Cheap Turkey Now, While You Still Can

Gobble Up Cheap Turkey Now, While You Still Can

Despite some alarmist headlines this year that the cost of a Thanksgiving dinner is higher than ever, it’s actually not so bad. So let us be the first to alarm you with the real headline – next year, you may need to take out a new mortgage to afford a turkey! The American Farm Bureau Federation’s annual price survey of[Read More…]

November 19, 2012 Grocery & Retail News
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