| Dec 22, 2013
| 6:08 PM
Like millions of Americans, Jessica Hamilton of Pasadena will buy her friends and family a handful of gift cards this holiday season, drawn by their convenience.
Yet Hamilton, who carries reusable bags when she goes shopping, is bothered by the...
| Dec 30, 2013
| 3:36 PM
Happy New Year! And don't forget to take your own shopping tote to the supermarket. Los Angeles' ban on plastic bags at grocery stores goes into effect on Jan. 1.
Starting Wednesday, it will be illegal for big grocery chains, including retailers such as...
| Jan 13, 2014
| 5:50 PM
Most students are exposed in school to efforts by food and beverage companies to sell food or gain brand loyalty, despite a decline in some kinds of commercial enterprises, including in soda machine contracts, researchers reported Monday.
| Jan 15, 2014
| 5:12 PM
The National Labor Relations Board, an independent federal agency tasked with policing bad behavior by employers, is targeting Wal-Mart Stores Inc. over the retail behemoth's alleged crackdown on its protesting workers.
The NLRB filed a formal complaint...
| Dec 10, 2013
| 11:18 AM
People are going cray-cray for the $450 all-metal Starbucks cards on eBay. The cards, which come preloaded with $400 worth of Starbucks credit and automatically elevate your "My Starbucks Rewards" account to "gold-level status" are selling on the site for...
| Sep 10, 2013
| 7:03 PM
Ron Burkle, who became a billionaire reviving faltering supermarket chains, will try to turn the money-losing Fresh & Easy stores into a profitable venture.
Burkle's Yucaipa Cos. has agreed to buy the El Segundo chain for an undisclosed amount from...
| Sep 11, 2013
| 8:06 AM
Looking for something a little different for dinner? The quinoa salad from M Cafe is bright, refreshing and filling if you're looking for something on the lighter side. Oh, and it's vegan.
Quinoa is cooked with finely diced beets, which tint the...
| Nov 1, 2013
| 9:49 AM
Most Halloween candy is still sitting uneaten in pillowcases, but retailers such as Wal-Mart Stores Inc. are already kicking off their Christmas promotions in hopes of surviving harsh holiday conditions this year.
Bargain basement deals normally...
| Nov 1, 2013
| 11:55 AM
The 16-gigabyte iPad Air's listed price is $499, but there's no reason you should pay more than $479 for it.
That's because Wal-Mart is selling the entry model of the iPad Air at a $20 discount, and that has prompted others to match Wal-Mart's price....
| Nov 1, 2013
| 6:48 PM
U.S. food retailers are poised to take a hit as the federal government reduces its $78 billion-a-year food stamp program.
Grocery stores and other food retailers have struggled in recent years as consumers battered by high unemployment and shrinking...
| Nov 3, 2013
| 11:19 AM
Wal-Mart is worried about lousy holiday shopping, so the retail giant is pulling out its Christmas deals one whole month early -- hoping, perhaps, that the longer you are faced with a bargain, the more likely you will be to crumble.
This move comes as...