| Sep 8, 2013
| 5:00 AM
Like many grocery shoppers, Michele Ricketts dreads long checkout lines.
But lately, she's been breezing by the cash register at her neighborhood Ralphs even with the usual crowds at the store.
"In the last month, I have noticed it was faster," said...
| 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...
| Sep 12, 2013
| 8:45 AM
If you plan on buying one of Apple's new iPhones, you may want to head to Wal-Mart.
The retail giant has announced it will carry the new devices and sell them at prices lower than Apple and other retailers.
Wal-Mart said it will carry 16-gigabyte...
| Sep 12, 2013
| 3:06 PM
Wal-Mart is pledging to cut down or eliminate 10 chemicals found in household and beauty products currently on its shelves, the mega-retailer said Thursday.
At a meeting focused on the chain’s sustainability efforts, executives said they would...
| Sep 13, 2013
| 11:50 AM
A hotly contested Wal-Mart Neighborhood Market had its soft opening Friday in Chinatown, where it was met by some of the protesters who have fought its arrival for more than a year.
The store, located on the ground floor of the Grand Plaza building at...
| Jun 11, 2013
| 1:47 PM
What would you order from Amazon’s new grocery project? For some of us, it’s almost an existential question. Just as millions of Americans have taken to food shopping as a form of recreation (witness the crowds at your neighborhood farmers...
| Jun 12, 2013
| 2:30 PM
We've all seen the serial samplers at Costco. They've made it quite the art, standing in line at each sample station, often still chewing or holding other samples. They have the concentration and determination of a brain surgeon trying to save a patient's...
| Jun 3, 2013
| 8:29 AM
Wal-Mart Stores Inc., the world’s largest produce seller, is trying to keep pace with rival grocery stores by freshening up its selection of fruits and vegetables.
On Monday, the Bentonville, Ark., mega-retailer unveiled a new initiative to...
| May 6, 2013
| 3:03 PM
Attention dieters: If you want to maximize your chances of success, don’t go to the grocery store on an empty stomach.
So says a new JAMA Internal Medicine study from two members of the Cornell University Food and Brand Lab, where researchers...
| Feb 9, 2013
In L.A., grocery shopping is an extreme sport. Weekly, I threaten my husband that I'm going to start keeping a log detailing how many miles and how much time I spend shopping. I can tell you right now the carbon footprint is not pretty.
When I was a...