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An Appreciation of the Local Grocery

R.J. Marx | Posted 04.05.2016 | Fifty
R.J. Marx

Every town should have one. In Los Angeles, a city of neighborhoods, we lived on Mar Vista's Beethoven Street. The Beethoven Market was the place to ...

5 Things You Didn't Know About Whole Foods

Thrillist | Posted 09.01.2016 | Taste

The future looks complicated for this organic mega-chain, but one thing's for certain: it's going to be in the news a lot in the coming months. So you should probably catch up on the facts behind this 35-year-old grocery mecca.

Do's and Don'ts According to Parisian Principles, and Other Little Things to Know so You Don't Make an Ass of Yourself, Part Two

Sidonie Sawyer | Posted 06.14.2016 | Travel
Sidonie Sawyer

On the food subject, when ordering in a restaurant, be aware that the first course is called entrée; the main dish is le plat principal, and the dessert is le déssert; so when in America, you see the word entrée as the main dish, it's just simply wrong.

The Not-So-Obvious Reason This Country Is Banning Food Waste

The Huffington Post | Catherine Taibi | Posted 05.27.2015 | Media

Think Progress: This Country Just Banned Grocery Stores From Throwing Out Food How can countries cut down on food waste? Donate it instead of throw...

Decoding The Secret Language Of Egg Cartons

Epicurious | Posted 05.06.2015 | Taste

Shopping for eggs? Better bring a glossary.

The Evolution of Grocery Stores

Minnesota Historical Society | Posted 11.15.2014 | Home
Minnesota Historical Society

Remember when grocery stores used to look like this? Perhaps not, as this photograph is from 1935. In the absence of big-box stores, supermarket chain...

Big City, Big Dreams

Suzanne Skees | Posted 04.11.2014 | Small Business
Suzanne Skees

Feeling like she's always running in circles, Anali runs a small weaving microbusiness, studies accounting at university, and cares for her partner and daughter at home. She left her rural village and is already banking on a brighter future for herself and her kids.

The 10 Hardest Things To Find In A Grocery Store

Posted 10.16.2013 | Taste

Honestly, why can't we just pick a place??

Ahoy Trader Joe's! It's Not the Pirate That Is Hurting Your Brand

Reid Wegley | Posted 11.17.2013 | Business
Reid Wegley

When your fans are contributing the only content related to your brand, and apparently getting paid for it, problems will ensue.

Whole Foods vs. Super Walmart: The Highs and Lows of Grocery Shopping

Kari Henley | Posted 12.24.2012 | Healthy Living
Kari Henley

After a couple of months of nonstop Super Walmart, I had enough. I decided to take a field trip for the day while the kids were in school just to go to Whole Foods and stock up. You would not believe how thrilling this was for me, and I was a bit giddy with anticipation.

Best Credit Cards for Spring Break Road Trips

Curtis Arnold | Posted 05.02.2012 | Money
Curtis Arnold

Whether you're celebrating spring break as an actual student, or you're young in spirit, we can suggest six of the best credit cards to help keep you from losing your shirt.

Astoria Characters: The Garden Guys

Nancy Ruhling | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Nancy Ruhling

2010-08-11-Screenshot20100811at11.02.34AM.jpg At the end of Hazen Street, where the cars on Astoria Boulevard whoosh by like rockets, a garden center grows.

What's in a Name? The Power to Shift the Food System

Elizabeth McVay Greene | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Elizabeth McVay Greene

If a stable food system is one in which farmers produce what consumers want, consumers know what they're getting, and consumers' decisions influence farmers' production plans, then full disclosure seems necessary.

WATCH: Owning a Grocery Store at Age 19

Youth Radio -- Youth Media International | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Youth Radio -- Youth Media International

At 19 years old, James Berk is the youngest of seven owners of Mandela Foods Cooperative in West Oakland, California. It's a remarkable achievement for someone who dropped out of school in fifth grade.

Saving Our Rainforests: Just a Sip Away?

Waylon Lewis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Waylon Lewis

When Coke buys Odwalla or Pepsi buys Naked Juice, The Man dumbs the product down. It's no longer quite so high-quality, quite so green -- because The Man is about the bottom lines, not triple bottom lines.

Animal Report

Dave Hill | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Dave Hill

After nearly maiming me, the kitty cat got back up and headed for the end- of-aisle chip display. Here it just sat there and stared for a second before discovering a box of snack-sized Combos.

In the Green at the Grocery

Roseanne Colletti | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Roseanne Colletti

Shopping smart can help you not only preserve your health, but what's left of your wealth.

Mom Does Not Always Know Best

Marguerite Manteau-Rao | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Marguerite Manteau-Rao

The majority of households spend between a fourth and a third of their grocery budget on junk, and empty calories. That's a lot of money that could be used on other more nutritious groceries.