Mar 6, 2014 — Private equity firm Cerberus Capital Management is offering $9.4 billion for Safeway, the nation's second-largest grocery, and plans to combine it with Albertson's, acquired a year ago.
Feb 10, 2014 — Residents of a Philadelphia neighborhood that lacked a grocer got a new market brimming with fresh fruit and veggies — but that didn't change what they ate, a survey shows. Additional interventions — such as cooking classes and nutrition education — may be needed.
Jan 9, 2014 — In the past few years, major food manufacturers have introduced more healthful versions of their products, such as low-fat ice cream and "light" soups. These efforts have slashed 6.4 trillion calories from packaged foods sold in 2012, a study finds. But does that calorie drop help shrink Americans' growing waistlines?
Dec 12, 2013 — Part discount grocer, part social service agency, the supermarkets limit membership to those who can prove they receive some form of welfare benefits. These stores, which are flourishing in Europe, sell food that's been rejected by grocers but is still perfectly edible and would otherwise end up in landfills.
Aug 30, 2013 — Faced with a lack of Trader Joe's stores, Canadian shoppers turned to Pirate Joe's, a grocery stocked with products bought across the border. In response, the big chain filed a lawsuit. Shop owner Mike Hallatt says he would happily shut down — if Trader Joe's went north.
Jul 9, 2013 — The move expands the reach of Kroger, already the nation's largest grocery chain, into the Mid-Atlantic region. Harris Teeter is based in Matthews, N.C.
May 2, 2013 — Getting groceries delivered may be the easiest environmentally friendly thing you've ever done, new research says. Think of it as your food taking mass transit.
Jul 11, 2012 — The younger generation is less loyal to grocery stores and grocery store brands than their elders. This has big implications for how stores must adapt and change in the future as millennials gain more purchasing power.
May 1, 2012 — Improving the health of people living in food deserts is much more than making sure there are veggies on the shelves. As activists have learned, it takes education and some old-fashioned innovation, too.
Feb 13, 2012 — Fiber-fortified products are all over the supermarket. But are these foods actually making you healthier? This question turns out to be one of those places where scientists know a lot less than you may think they do.