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Will Amazon Kill Whole Foods’ Low-Priced 365 Chain?

Source: Grub Street NY

When Whole Foods opened the first of its 365 spinoff stores last May, it came with some big promises. In-store tattoo parlors ultimately didn’t make the cut, alas, but the company did say that 365 would be a nationwide chain where shoppers could find “a lot of other …

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These Burgeoning Supermarkets Are a Mirror of Immigrant New York

Source: Grub Street NY

In a time when traditional supermarkets are on the wane, massive so-called ethnic stores like the Asian-focused H Mart and the eclectic Food Bazaar are on a tear, opening new branches around the city and the country (often in the vacant shells of defunct conventional grocery stores). These aren’t the …

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Amazon Merger Is Bringing Whole Foods the Most Shoppers It’s Had in Years

Source: Grub Street NY

It’s still not as cheap as competitors, but Whole Foods may not need Walmart-level rollbacks to crush the other guys anyway: Signs already point to a big boost in traffic since merging with Amazon. The Wall Street Journal hears informally that stores are seeing serious sales leaps, and …

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Here Are the Whole Foods Products You Can Find Right Now on Amazon

Source: Grub Street NY

Amazon has now added over a thousand Whole Foods products to its website in hopes of moving the grocer’s shoppers online. (The cost of shipping all those Echos to stores isn’t going to pay for itself, after all.) The e-commerce giant is eager for — some experts would …

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How Amazon Can Help Whole Foods Fix Itself

Source: Grub Street NY

It’s impossible to predict what the proposed purchase of Whole Foods by Amazon might mean for the grocery chain, for the future of food and retailing in general, for the nascent meal-kit industry, for employment in the retail space, and so on. It’s equally impossible not …

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Amazon Is Reportedly Planning to Cut Jobs at Whole Foods

Source: Grub Street NY

Amazon’s $14 billion deal to buy Whole Foods — its largest acquisition ever — gives Jeff Bezos a chance to rebuild the struggling organic grocery chain from the ground up, if he wants to. So far, predictions include that the e-commerce giant will find ways to lower …

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Whole Foods CEO Is Ready to Fight Those ‘Greedy Bastard’ Activist Investors

Source: Grub Street NY

Whole Foods’ besieged CEO John Mackey understands that the company needs “to get better,” but he’ll be damned if he plans to go down without a war — of angry words, if nothing else. At least that’s the gist from this long profile on …

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Whole Foods Says It’s Actually Lowering Prices

Source: Grub Street NY

Potential new board members take note: The head of Whole Foods’ grocery operations is spearheading an effort to centralize purchasing in order to lower the grocery chain’s prices. CEO John Mackey, who argues that the company’s “Whole Paycheck” nickname is “fundamentally a myth,” installed …

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Investors Want Whole Foods to Sell the Company to Amazon or Kroger

Source: Grub Street NY

Whole Foods has reached the point where activist investors are starting to circle the limping company like vultures. Today, The Wall Street Journal reports that the hedge fund Jana Partners has amassed nearly a 9 percent stake in the grocery chain, officially making it the company’s second-largest shareholder. …

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Edamame Yanked From Supermarkets in 33 States Over Listeria Fears

Source: Grub Street NY

The nation’s largest supermarket sushi supplier has recalled edamame in 33 states, warning listeria may have hitched a free ride inside the packages. Advanced Fresh Concepts is sort of a grocery-world gray eminence that runs more than 3,300 of the sushi bars you find in Kroger, …

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Restaurant’s Rising Prices Are Driving More People to Eat at Home

Source: Grub Street NY

Americans say they’re visiting restaurants less frequently than they did even during the holidays, and the reason is that it just costs too much. That’s the reality outlined in a discouraging new Reuters/Ipsos survey, in which a third of respondents said they no longer eat out as much …

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British Supermarket Chain Will Use Delivery Trucks Powered Entirely by Food Waste

Source: Grub Street NY

Upmarket British supermarket chain Waitrose is already one of Earth’s greenest. It hasn’t put any food waste into landfills since 2012, and last year it introduced gluten-free pastas that reuse the leftover scraps for the packaging. Its latest eco-friendly move, though, takes aim at …

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Why a Local-Foods Grocer is Responding to Trump by Selling Non-Local Foods

Source: Washingtonian Food

When Glen’s Garden Market first opened in Dupont Circle four years ago, employees donned shirts with a “no bananas” logo on the back. After all, sourcing products from the District and six states within the Chesapeake Watershed was a key principle of grocer Danielle Vogel’s environmentally minded market. Non-local necessities such as (recycled) paper towels were […]

Why a Local-Foods Grocer is Responding to Trump by Selling Non-Local Foods” was first published on Washingtonian.

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Why a Local-Foods Grocer is Responding to Trump by Selling Non-Local Foods

Source: Washingtonian Food

When Glen’s Garden Market first opened in Dupont Circle four years ago, employees donned shirts with a “no bananas” logo on the back. After all, sourcing products from the District and six states within the Chesapeake Watershed was a key principle of grocer Danielle Vogel’s environmentally minded market. Non-local necessities such as (recycled) paper towels were […]

Why a Local-Foods Grocer is Responding to Trump by Selling Non-Local Foods” was first published on Washingtonian.

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Analysts Say Food Prices Have Tumbled to a ‘Completely Unprecedented’ Low

Source: Grub Street NY

Simply put, there’s really never been a better time than now to buy groceries. Much to supermarkets’ and farmers’ annoyance, at this point food prices have been plummeting for nine straight months, the longest consecutive drop since 1960 (except for 2009, when the country was technically …

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Another Beloved New York Grocery Chain Is Filing for Bankruptcy

Source: Grub Street NY

New York’s once-robust indie grocery scene continues the very sad decay into a shell of its former self. Hometown chains with proud slogans like Fairway (“Like No Other Market”) and D’Agostino (“New York’s Original Grocer”) have either collapsed or been forced to take handouts, and …

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Here Are the Pa. Grocery Stores That Will Soon Sell Wine

Source: Philadelphia Magazine » Foobooz

Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf appears to be just as excited as we are about the fact that you can now buy wine in grocery stores.

Wolf’s office released a map of the 84 Pa. grocery stores that will soon sell wine, and several of them lie in and around Philly. They’re the first stores that the Pennsylvania Liquor Control Board has approved for the new permit, which just became available a week ...

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What you’ll find at the giant Glenwood Kroger

Source: Atlanta Magazine

After more than a year of speculation that a Walmart would be coming to this site on the border of Grant Park and Ormewood Park, in 2014 it was announced that a massive Kroger would set up shop instead. This particular Kroger, however, is more similar to a Walmart than shoppers might expect—boasting, in addition to the normal grocery aisles, an expanded take-out area, a Starbucks, a kitchenware and household items section, an automotive aisle, and even a bar (which has led locals in the neighborhood to nickname it “Krobar”). A few weeks after the store opened, we went to check it out. Here’s what we saw: The bar ...

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What you’ll find at the giant Glenwood Kroger

Source: Atlanta Magazine

After more than a year of speculation that a Walmart would be coming to this site on the border of Grant Park and Ormewood Park, in 2014 it was announced that a massive Kroger would set up shop instead. This particular Kroger, however, is more similar to a Walmart than shoppers might expect—boasting, in addition to the normal grocery aisles, an expanded take-out area, a Starbucks, a kitchenware and household items section, an automotive aisle, and even a bar (which has led locals in the neighborhood to nickname it “Krobar”). A few weeks after the store opened, we went to check it out. Here’s what we saw: The bar ...

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What you’ll find at the giant Glenwood Kroger

Source: Atlanta Magazine

After more than a year of speculation that a Walmart would be coming to this site on the border of Grant Park and Ormewood Park, in 2014 it was announced that a massive Kroger would set up shop instead. This particular Kroger, however, is more similar to a Walmart than shoppers might expect—boasting, in addition to the normal grocery aisles, an expanded take-out area, a Starbucks, a kitchenware and household items section, an automotive aisle, and even a bar (which has led locals in the neighborhood to nickname it “Krobar”). A few weeks after the store opened, we went to check it out. Here’s what we saw:

What you’ll find at the giant Glenwood Kroger
The ...

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What you’ll find at the giant Glenwood Kroger

Source: Atlanta Magazine

After more than a year of speculation that a Walmart would be coming to this site on the border of Grant Park and Ormewood Park, in 2014 it was announced that a massive Kroger would set up shop instead. This particular Kroger, however, is more similar to a Walmart than shoppers might expect—boasting, in addition to the normal grocery aisles, an expanded take-out area, a Starbucks, a kitchenware and household items section, an automotive aisle, and even a bar (which has led locals in the neighborhood to nickname it “Krobar”). A few weeks after the store opened, we went to check it out. Here’s what we saw:

What you’ll find at the giant Glenwood Kroger
The ...

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What you’ll find at the giant Glenwood Kroger

Source: Atlanta Magazine

After more than a year of speculation that a Walmart would be coming to this site on the border of Grant Park and Ormewood Park, in 2014 it was announced that a massive Kroger would set up shop instead. This particular Kroger, however, is more similar to a Walmart than shoppers might expect—boasting, in addition to the normal grocery aisles, an expanded take-out area, a Starbucks, a kitchenware and household items section, an automotive aisle, and even a bar (which has led locals in the neighborhood to nickname it “Krobar”). A few weeks after the store opened, we went to check it out. Here’s what we saw: The bar ...

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What you’ll find at the giant Glenwood Kroger

Source: Atlanta Magazine

After more than a year of speculation that a Walmart would be coming to this site on the border of Grant Park and Ormewood Park, in 2014 it was announced that a massive Kroger would set up shop instead. This particular Kroger, however, is more similar to a Walmart than shoppers might expect—boasting, in addition to the normal grocery aisles, an expanded take-out area, a Starbucks, a kitchenware and household items section, an automotive aisle, and even a bar (which has led locals in the neighborhood to nickname it “Krobar”). A few weeks after the store opened, we went to check it out. Here’s what we saw: The bar ...

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Grocery spotlight: Bakkal International Foods

Source: Atlanta Magazine

Grocery spotlight: Bakkal International Foods
Photograph by Caroline C. Kilgore

With a broad selection of cured sausages, farmer’s cheeses, nuts, and dried fruit, Bakkal is a convenient stop for Eastern Europeans on the hunt for specialty items like hazelnut wafers, sour cherry jams, and dried chamomile. Check the freezer for Omur Yufka Pastry Leaves, the best phyllo dough in town. 5690 Roswell Road, Sandy Springs

This article originally appeared in our March 2016 issue.

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