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Category: Food Distribution :: Stores
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Whole Foods to Close Smaller-Format Store 14.10.2017 Wall St. Journal: US Business
Whole Foods Market is closing one of its new smaller-format stores a year after it opened, in another acknowledgment that the natural grocer is trying to move more nimbly to keep up with mounting competition.
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Amazon Bookstores Offer Peek Into Whole Foods' Future 13.10.2017 Wall St. Journal: US Business
At Amazon’s physical bookstores, customers use their phones to scan products for prices, which fluctuate depending on Prime membership and competing deals.
Retailers Are Bottling Their Own Milk, Pressuring Dairy Firms 13.10.2017 Wall St. Journal: US Business
Big food retailers are becoming large players in the milk processing and bottling business, a development that threatens to squeeze a longstanding network of farmer-owned cooperatives and dairy processors.
Dispatch From the Front Lines of Puerto Rico in a Post-Maria World 11.10.2017 Truthout - All Articles
This piece was originally published by Latino Rebels on October 9, 2017. You can access the original story here. One Day in the Life of a (Hurricane María) Survivor Salinas, Puerto Rico—My husband Roland wakes me up to the tune of "no water today." I suspected as much when I noticed the low water pressure during my nighttime visit to the bathroom. I guess the electric generator that was powering the water pump ran out of diesel or gas or maybe it malfunctioned. It's been on for the past two weeks and presumably they're supposed to be used only for emergencies. Yesterday, Dr. Gerson Jiménez, the medical director at Guayama's hospital (the only hospital still operating in the municipality of 45,000 people and serves as a regional medical facility), said he's afraid his generators will malfunction any day now because they're only meant to operate for 72 hours at a time. I thought things were bad without electricity. Now without water, it seems like life will be unbearable. The weekend weather brings more ...
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A Food Desert In Southeastern Ohio Is About To Get A Grocery Store 10.10.2017 NPR: Morning Edition
Ohio is trying to bring fresh fruit and vegetables to undeserved communities. One community in Southeastern Ohio is receiving some help, but it didn't come without a battle from community leaders.
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People are getting sick from a bacterial disease — and pet-store puppies might be to blame 7.10.2017 Washington Post
People are getting sick from a bacterial disease — and pet-store puppies might be to blame
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Jonathan Gold can't stay away from Grand Central's Sari Sari Store 6.10.2017 LA Times: Commentary

I have stopped by Sari Sari Store five times in the last three days, and I’m not sure if I should be admitting this to you or to a therapist.

On Monday, I walked over with Times Food editor Amy Scattergood, my Sari Sari Store enabler, and tried the arroz caldo, the sisig fried rice and also the...

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Whole Foods reports customer credit card breach at D.C., Va. and Md. locations 4.10.2017 Washington Post
Whole Foods reports customer credit card breach at D.C., Va. and Md. locations
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Safeway secrets revealed, avalanche of complaints answered in Reddit AMA 4.10.2017 SFGate: Business & Technology

Apparently many shoppers are not happy with their local Safeway, if questions and comments posted Sunday on a Reddit forum are any indication.

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Amazon vowed to make Whole Foods cheaper. Let's see how that's going 3.10.2017 LA Times: Business Inc.’s takeover of Whole Foods Market began five weeks ago with a lot of fanfare about lower prices.

And while the grocery chain has strategically marked down select items like avocados and almond milk, overall prices have dropped very slightly — about 1% — since Amazon took ownership,...

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One Man's Quest To Feed A Hungry, Isolated California County 3.10.2017 NPR News
The harsh terrain lacks farmland. And the nearest large grocery store is 100 miles away with sometimes no way to get there. So more residents have come to rely on Jeff England's food bank delivery.
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Amazon promised to make Whole Foods cheaper. Let's see how that's going. 3.10.2017 Washington Post
Amazon promised to make Whole Foods cheaper. Let's see how that's going.
Treasure Island plans new Uptown store with 'produce butcher,' cocktails and more 3.10.2017 Chicago Tribune: Business
Treasure Island Foods plans to open its first new location since 2009 next summer in Chicago’s Uptown neighborhood, part of the company’s efforts to evolve and grow in a fiercely competitive industry. Similar to chains like Mariano’s and Whole Foods Market, Treasure Island is expanding ...
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Wal-Mart to launch higher-end grocery line; separately, Whole Foods is hacked 29.9.2017 LA Times: Commentary

Wal-Mart Stores Inc.'s will launch a higher-end grocery line targeting millennials, just over a year after Wal-Mart spent more than $3 billion for the fast-growing online retailer amid more intense competition from Inc.

Last month, Amazon closed on its acquisition of Whole Foods,...

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Amazon Sells $1.6 Million in Whole Foods' Products in First Month 29.9.2017 Wall St. Journal: US Business
The e-commerce giant delivered one of the first infusions of cash to the organic grocery chain through its site, providing Whole Foods with the potential for a new mass-market platform and new revenue.
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Whole Foods Discloses Data Breach 29.9.2017 Wall St. Journal: US Business
Whole Foods said card-payment information of customers who drank and dined in its taprooms and full-service restaurants has been hacked.
Discount Grocers Aldi And Lidl Give U.S. Stores A Run For Their Money 27.9.2017 NPR News
The grocery industry is in an intense price war. Two German competitors — Aldi and Lidl — are a major driving force. They're known for very low prices, and they're planning scores of new U.S. stores.
Metro Ministries’ mobile food bank rolls into low-income neighborhoods 27.9.2017 Denver Post: Lifestyles
Denver Metro Ministries’ mobile food bank goes to over 20 low-income communities throughout Denver. They feed around 1,000 people each week and has distributed 130,000 pounds of food year to date.
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Puerto Rico emerges from storm; water and some food scarce 27.9.2017 Washington Post: World
Supermarkets are gradually re-opening in hurricane-ravaged Puerto Rico, but the situation is far from normal and many customers are going home disappointed.
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Kroger Pitches to Niche Food Product Brands 23.9.2017 Wall St. Journal: US Business
Kroger Co. is launching a website allowing local suppliers to pitch niche products directly to buyers at the grocer’s 2,800 stores, a response to rival Whole Foods Market’s moves to be more conventional.
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