| Sep 6, 2012
| 7:55 PM
The parent company of the Albertsons supermarket chain is closing 26 stores nationwide, including its lone branch in South Glendale, as it tries to overcome sharp operating losses and stiff price competition from big-box rivals.
Supervalu Inc. said...
| Sep 7, 2012
| 9:30 AM
Jackie Dancy has been to the Albertsons supermarket near her Baldwin Hills home many times, but she couldn't care less that the store is closing permanently.
The retired accountant now does most of her grocery shopping at a nearby Target, which she likes...
| Jul 12, 2012
| 3:29 PM
Shoppers Food & Pharmacy workers at some Maryland and Virginia stores ratified a new, two-year contract Thursday that increases wages, maintains pension benefits and funds health benefits without raising workers' costs, the union local representing the...
| Mar 30, 2010
| 4:32 PM
(Bradley C Bower/Bloomberg News)From the Minneapolis Star Tribune | Supervalu, the operator of Jewel-Osco and Albertson's stores, has sued the largest U.S. chocolate makers for collusion. Supervalu claims that beginning in 2002, the chocolate candy makers...
| Jul 5, 2010
| 2:33 PM
Groceries are in, gardening is out at Target.
The Minneapolis-based discounter known for trendy clothes and stylish home decor is beefing up its stores' supermarket aisles. Target is adding meat, fresh fruits and vegetables and packaged baked goods...
| Mar 18, 2011
| 8:43 AM
Using coupons seems straightforward when you first start to clip. Save $1 means save a buck — how complicated is that?
But once you've mastered the basics, you may notice that the serious couponers are saving more. They're out there applying...
| Mar 21, 2011
| 9:11 AM
This weekend the Frugalista column was about knowing your store's coupon policy and how this can help you avoid hassles and even find new deals. Here are the coupon polices for the major grocery stores in the Chicago area:
- Jewel-Osco coupon policy...
| Jan 15, 2011
| 1:31 AM
WASHINGTON - Rising wholesale prices for food and energy are putting pressure on manufacturers and retailers to pass higher costs to customers. It's a trend that could raise inflation in the United States and slow economies in Asia and Latin America.
| Feb 15, 2011
| 3:31 AM
For those who have watched me post about this week's ConAgra Catalina deal at Jewel-Osco and been confused, help is here! Here is a full explainer on what Catalina deals are, how to use them to save lots of money on groceries, and some answers to the most...
| Jul 19, 2011
| 2:47 PM
The Frugalista is not even going to mention the heat in Chicago today. You know it's hot. Now shake it off, cause we've got deals here.
Get a free Mini Coke Float at Maggie' Moo's through 6 p.m. today. There are none of these shops in the city, but there...
| Aug 25, 2011
| 8:45 AM
What do you need to weather the storm? According to Kendra Robinson, nurse educator at Olde Towne Medical Center in Williamsburg and Jennifer Shea of Supervalu (Farm Fresh): oatmeal, beans, tuna fish, peanut butter, dried fruit, canned low-sodium...