Florida’s Summer of Dread

MIAMI — The crowded grocery stores, empty shelves and barren streets of South Florida in the dawning days of the coronavirus pandemic felt unsettlingly familiar: They resembled the rush of preparations and then the tense silence that precede a hurricane. Maybe the tough residents of a state used to dealing with unpredictable forces of nature […]

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Trader Joe’s says no to changing ethnic-sounding label names

The popular grocery chain Trader Joe’s says it won’t be changing ethnic-sounding labels on its line of Mexican, Chinese and other international foods, adding they are not racist By JOHN ROGERS Associated Press August 1, 2020, 12:46 AM 4 min read Share to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this article LOS ANGELES — Trader Joe’s, which said […]

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As tide turns, retailers that resisted masks relent

NEW YORK — When the parent of Southern grocery chain Winn-Dixie said that it wasn’t going to require customers to wear masks to protect against the spread of the coronavirus, the response was brutal, with some loyal patrons vowing on social media never to shop there again. Days later, Winn-Dixie reversed course and said that […]

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Whole Foods workers sue over alleged Black Lives Matter mask ban

More than a dozen workers sued Whole Foods after the grocery giant allegedly punished some of them for wearing “Black Lives Matter” face masks on the job. The 14 workers in four states say staffers were sent home without pay, formally disciplined or even fired for donning the masks in solidarity with the nationwide movement […]

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Katy Perry Looks Ready To Give Birth Showing Big Bump In Striped Dress While Shopping — Pics

Baby Bloom is almost here! Katy Perry looked ready to pop while grocery shopping in Santa Barbara, her growing baby bump visible underneath her cute striped sundress. Hot mama! Katy Perry took a trip to the grocery store in Santa Barbara on July 16, and looked positively ready to pop. The “Daisies” singer‘s baby bump […]

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Outside agitators? Few arrested in Chicago after George Floyd’s death came from elsewhere.

“Looted Empty” was spray-painted on the boarded-up windows of Green Grocery, 125 S. Western Ave., and neighboring businesses on June 2 after looting and violence spread through Chicago in the wake of protests over the death of George Floyd in Minneapolis. | Ashlee Rezin Garcia / Sun-Times About three of every four people arrested in […]

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Grocery giant Albertsons expects to raise $1.3B in IPO

Grocery conglomerate Albertsons expects to raise up to $1.3 billion when it goes public amid a coronavirus-related sales boom. Some of the Idaho-based company’s stockholders will sell 65.8 million shares at $18 to $20 apiece in the upcoming initial public offering, Albertsons said Thursday. The high end of that price range would value Albertsons at […]

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Coronavirus spreads among fruit and vegetable packers, worrying U.S. officials

2/2 © Reuters. Fresh carrots are shown for sale at a grocery store in Del Mar, California 2/2 By Mica Rosenberg, Kristina Cooke and Christopher Walljasper NEW YORK/LOS ANGELES/CHICAGO (Reuters) – From apple packing houses in Washington state to farm workers in Florida and a California county known as “the world’s salad bowl,” outbreaks of […]

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Pritzker warns insurance companies to speed up paying claims to businesses damaged by looters: ‘Help can’t wait’

“Looted Empty” is spray-painted on the boarded up windows of Green Grocery at 125 S. Western Ave. last week after looting and violence spread through Chicago in the wake of protests over the death of George Floyd by Minneapolis police. | Ashlee Rezin Garcia/Sun-Times file “In short, insurers must do the right thing and do […]

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India inflation likely fell to a five-month low in April: Reuters poll

© Reuters. People buy grocery items at a departmental store amid coronavirus fears in Gurugram By Manjul Paul BENGALURU (Reuters) – Indian retail inflation eased to a five month low in April as the nationwide lockdown imposed to try to quell the spread of the coronavirus and subsequent sluggish demand drove price pressures down, a […]

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Stop Saying People Have “Fallen Ill”

The headlines are stacking up: Grocery store employees, meatpackers, farm workers, nurses, doctors, Black people, old people, and young people are “falling ill” from the novel coronavirus. While other countries like South Korea and Germany have managed to curb the spread of the virus, the United States federal government has given up on keeping its […]

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Front-line face-offs: Mask requirement sparks threats, rebellion, shouting at store workers: ‘And we can’t do anything about it’

Shoppers leave a grocery store in Annapolis, Md., last month after Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan signed an executive order to require people to wear face coverings in stores and on public transportation to help lessen the spread of the coronavirus. | Susan Walsh/AP file “My fear is that these instances will escalate into a situation […]

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New York quietly conducting coronavirus tests at grocery stores

Gov. Cuomo has quietly begun recruiting grocery stores in a bid to widen the state’s coronavirus testing program, The Post has learned. Tests for the deadly bug — a key tool for pinpointing infection hotspots as officials look to ease lockdowns — are now being administered at an undisclosed number of supermarkets statewide as officials […]

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Avril Lavigne Releases ‘We Are Warriors’ To Celebrate Those Doing ‘Heroic Things’ Amid World Health Crisis

As doctors, postal workers, grocery store clerks more continue their ‘heroic’ work amid the coronavirus pandemic, Avril Lavigne has re-recorded a classic track to raise fund for all these ‘warriors.’ In response to the world getting “turned upside,” Avril Lavigne has joined in the relief efforts the best way she knows how: through music. The […]

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Coronavirus exposes Amazon’s struggle to deliver Whole Foods services

Amazon’s moves to reduce strain on its grocery businesses by putting new online shoppers on wait lists and switching more Whole Foods resources to filling orders, is unmasking limitations at the company that was expected to upend the supermarket industry. The coronavirus pandemic should be Amazon’s moment to shine. Some 90 percent of US shoppers […]

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How ‘Fast Carbs’ May Undermine Your Health

In recent weeks, foods of all kinds have flown off the shelves at grocery stores as Americans stocked up to weather the coronavirus pandemic. But sales of “comfort foods” like potato chips, pretzels, pancake mix and cookies have seen a particularly dramatic surge. That may not be surprising: They are cheap, satisfying and shelf stable. […]

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Food Workers Say C.D.C. Guidelines Put Them at Greater Risk for Infection

Lisa Harris, a cashier at a Kroger grocery store in Virginia, was surprised last week when a customer offered her a $5 bill as a tip. Ms. Harris, a Kroger employee for 13 years, cited store policy in declining the generous offer. The woman was clearly disappointed that she could not do more. “She looked […]

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Jeff Bezos makes surprise visit to Amazon warehouse, Whole Foods

Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos visited one of his company’s warehouses as well as a Whole Foods grocery store on Wednesday, making rare public appearances as employees have raised complaints about working conditions amid the coronavirus pandemic. Bezos, donning skinny jeans, a slim-fit button down shirt and a face mask, toured an unspecified Amazon warehouse and […]

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Why NYC grocery stores that cater to the rich are struggling amid coronavirus

The coronavirus has created a weird divide among the Big Apple’s grocery stores — and the supermarkets that cater to the rich have been caught on the wrong side. Initial waves of citywide binge-shopping in mid-March spurred social media posts of wiped-out shelves and empty freezer bins at Whole Foods and Trader Joe’s. But since […]

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Online grocery deliverers struggle to satisfy coronavirus demand

A pandemic forcing everyone to stay home could be the perfect moment for online grocery services. In practice, they’ve been struggling to keep up with a surge in orders, highlighting their limited ability to respond to an unprecedented onslaught of demand. After panic-buying left store shelves stripped of staples like pasta, canned goods and toilet […]

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Grocery workers are key during the virus. And they’re afraid

Every day, grocery workers are restocking toilet paper, eggs, produce and canned goods as fast as the items fly off the shelves. They disinfect keypads, freezer handles and checkout counters as hundreds of people weave around them, sometimes standing too close for comfort amid the coronavirus pandemic. Some work for hours behind clear plastic barriers […]

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Jordyn Woods Goes Shopping With Look-ALike Younger Sister Jodie For Supplies 

Jordyn Woods took her younger sis, Jodie grocery shopping in LA on April 2, and they look like twins in new photos! The sisters stepped out in matching socks and sneakers amid quarantine for groceries and supplies. Jordyn Woods and her sister Jodie Woods stocked up on supplies amid California’s “stay-at-home” order due to the current coronavirus […]

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Labor Fight Collides With the Pandemic at Trader Joe’s

On March 23, as the coronavirus pandemic put grocery workers on the front lines of a public health crisis, Trader Joe’s sent a memo to store managers encouraging them to relay a message to employees: Joining a union might be a bad idea. “It’s not like buying toothpaste you don’t end up liking,” said the […]

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