| Nov 14, 2013
| 2:29 PM
A Chicago chocolate maker known for innovative flavors is paying tribute to "The Hunger Games" with its latest offerings.
Upscale Vosges Haut-Chocolat is selling a $225 Capitol Truffle Collection and $7.50 bars in its catalog, website and retail...
| Nov 13, 2013
| 4:18 PM
Workers for Giant Food and Safeway in parts of Maryland, Virginia and Washington voted Wednesday to authorize a strike against the supermarket chains, saying management has refused to offer a fair labor contract.
Members of United Food & Commercial...
| Nov 12, 2013
| 2:46 PM
Giant Food and Safeway and the union representing grocery workers in the Baltimore-Washington area agreed Tuesday to extend the labor contract through Dec. 20, while negotiators wrangle over issues such as health benefits.
Workers had been expected to...
| Nov 11, 2013
| 2:55 PM
Workers for Giant Food and Safeway supermarkets in the Baltimore-Washington area could vote on a new labor contract as early as Wednesday.
Negotiations continued Monday between management for the two chains and union representatives for 28,000 Giant...
| Nov 8, 2013
| 3:17 PM
Giant Food's parent company plans to do away with the practice of confining pigs as part of its supply chain, the Humane Society of the U.S. said in an announcement Friday.
Ahold USA has set 2022 as a target for when its suppliers will move from the...
| Nov 7, 2013
| 4:26 PM
After buying Fractured Prune Doughnuts in January, Dan Brinton switched to an oil without trans fats to fry the chain's hand-dipped glazed doughnuts.
"It's a little more expensive, but it's certainly worth it as far as I'm concerned," said Brinton,...
| Nov 5, 2013
Naperville residents like their groceries.
In Illinois, Naperville has the second highest sales volume of groceries outside of Chicago with about $325 million purchased each year, said Christine Jeffries, president of the Naperville Development...
| Nov 5, 2013
| 11:27 AM
Lake Zurich officials say they are wasting no time implementing a plan aimed at revitalizing the long-stagnant downtown area.
Unveiled last month, the six-point action plan hopes to implement what Village Manager Jason Slowinski called "immediate and...
| Nov 20, 2013
| 1:33 PM
Giant Food and Safeway workers, who are negotiating with management over a labor contract that expires Dec. 20, plan to picket Thursday outside a new Giant store in northwest Washington.
United Food and Commercial Workers Local 400, one of two UFCW...
| Nov 1, 2013
| 5:09 AM
Dominick's stores that aren’t sold to competing grocers will close on or around Dec. 28, the store's parent company said in a letter to employees.
A spokeswoman for Dominick’s parent, California-based Safeway, said Thursday that the...
| Nov 15, 2013
| 4:37 PM
A new organic player is sprouting up in the Chicago grocery market.
New York-based chain Mrs. Green’s Natural Market opened Friday in Lincoln Park, taking on upscale competitors like Mariano’s and Whole Foods, and perhaps looking to fill...