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Groceries Gone Bad: Does Your Store Sell Expired Food?

Groceries Gone Bad: Does Your Store Sell Expired Food?

There are “sell by,” “best by” and “use by” dates on our grocery products – but, let’s be honest, most of us really only look at the date and not the description. Even if it’s just a “best by” date, and it’s probably perfectly safe to eat after the date passes, most of us tend to err on the side[Read More…]

August 23, 2013 Grocery & Retail News
Former Trader Joe’s Exec: Selling “Rich Man’s Garbage” to the Poor?

Former Trader Joe’s Exec: Selling “Rich Man’s Garbage” to the Poor?

If you’re not too concerned about “gently expired” or slightly damaged packages of food, you can save a lot by shopping at “scratch and dent” stores. But is it right to peddle such products to those who may have no other options? Doug Rauch, the former president of Trader Joe’s, is working to open a nonprofit store in Boston that[Read More…]

February 27, 2013 Grocery & Retail News
Scratches, Dents – Oh, And Putrid Dumpster Meat, Too

Scratches, Dents – Oh, And Putrid Dumpster Meat, Too

Last week, we brought you the story about the growing popularity of “scratch-and-dent” discount grocery stores (read: Seeking Out Groceries That Are Dented, Expired, Discontinued – And Cheap.) Maybe we should have called them “scratch-and-dent-and-rotten-and-stolen from other supermarkets’ dumpsters” stores. At least in one particularly icky case. Rodney Sparks of Monrovia, Maryland was arraigned earlier this week, on charges that[Read More…]

August 8, 2012 Grocery & Retail News
Seeking Out Groceries That Are Dented, Expired, Discontinued – And Cheap

Seeking Out Groceries That Are Dented, Expired, Discontinued – And Cheap

If you want to go high-end with your grocery shopping, there are plenty of places like Whole Foods and super-supermarkets like St. Louis’ new Dierbergs and Schnucks (read: St. Louis’ Souped-Up Supermarkets). For lower prices, you can visit a big-box store like Walmart. If you’re on a real bargain hunt, you may pick up your groceries at discount stores like[Read More…]

August 3, 2012 Grocery & Retail News
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