02 Jun

The grocery store at the end of the world: How a small-town Alaska grocer kept prices even, raised pay during the pandemic

2020-06-02T15:34:07+00:00June 2nd, 2020|Tags: , , |

To get a gallon of milk to Southeastern Alaska, grocer Max Rule first has to know he’s going to need it about two weeks ahead of time. When his creamy clairvoyance decides he does, he places an order with a wholesale company, which ensures the milk is plucked off a shelf, [...]

26 May

On the front lines of the pandemic, grocery workers are in the dark about risks

2020-05-26T17:08:19+00:00May 26th, 2020|Tags: , |

By the end of April, employees at a Walmart in Quincy, Mass., were panicking: Sick colleagues kept showing up at work. Other employees disappeared without explanation. The store’s longtime greeter was in the hospital and on a ventilator, dying of covid-19. Local health officials grew alarmed as employees and their [...]

18 May

US grocery costs jump the most in 46 years, led by rising prices for meat and eggs

2020-05-18T20:25:45+00:00May 18th, 2020|Tags: , , , , , |

Prices Americans paid for eggs, meat, cereal and milk shot higher in April as people flocked to grocery stores to stock up on food amid government lockdowns designed to slow the spread of Covid-19. The Labor Department reported Tuesday that prices U.S. consumers paid for groceries jumped 2.6% in April, [...]