We Can’t Predict the Grocery Future

By Shira Ovide Source: The New York Times The conventional wisdom has been that the pandemic will spark a widespread and permanent shift in American habits from analog to digital. But what about that most basic habit — grocery shopping? Americans spend more on groceries than almost anything else, and [...]

2022-04-11T15:10:10+00:00April 11th, 2022|Tags: , |

Grocery workers seek better pay and conditions as chains reap huge profits

By Michael Sainato Source: The Guardian After more than two years as essential workers on the frontlines of the Covid-19 pandemic, grocery store workers around the US are pressuring supermarket corporations to raise wages and improve working conditions amid record profits for the industry. Ahead of the expiration of their [...]

2022-03-01T18:12:07+00:00March 1st, 2022|Tags: , , |

Omicron surge strains Sacramento

By Pauline Bartolone Source: Capradio.org Shane Twilla says the past two years of COVID-19 was already weighing heavily on him. So the news of another surge, this time fueled by the omicron variant, just feels like another blow on the Sacramento small business owner. “It was like a gut punch,” [...]

2022-01-17T18:53:45+00:00January 17th, 2022|Tags: , , |

Albertsons’ CEO says consumer engagement remains ‘strong’ amid inflation, but uncertainty looms

By Jeff Wells Source: Grocery Dive Albertsons CEO Vivek Sankaran said during the company’s third-quarter earnings call on Tuesday that the grocer is seeing “strong” consumer engagement and “stable” consumption patterns in recent weeks amid record-high inflation. But he said those trends could change as inflation continues to rise. On [...]

2022-01-13T17:33:31+00:00January 13th, 2022|Tags: , , |

Fast Food Workers Face Safety Risks from Both Covid and Customers, Labor Study Finds

By Jelisa Castrodale Source: Food & Wine The Los Angeles County Department of Public Health (LACDPH) recently commissioned a study on the effects that the ongoing coronavirus pandemic has had on fast food workers throughout Los Angeles County. The study, which was conducted by the UCLA Labor Center, involved surveying [...]

2022-01-13T17:19:30+00:00January 13th, 2022|Tags: , |

Grocery turns in strong retail sales performance for December

By Russell Redman Source: Supermarket News Grocery sales climbed more than 8% in December and more than doubled that growth rate on a two-year stack, according to national retail sales tracker MasterCard SpendingPulse. Year over year, grocery retail sales rose 8.3% for December, Purchase, N.Y.-based MasterCard reported yesterday. Since December [...]

2022-01-11T16:23:55+00:00January 11th, 2022|Tags: , |
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