| Jul 10, 2013
| 10:05 AM
A group of 17 American retailers, including Wal-Mart Stores Inc., Target Corp. and Macy’s Inc., have signed on to a five-year agreement to help improve safety at garment factories in Bangladesh.
The accord is separate from a legally binding plan...
| Jul 16, 2013
| 9:52 AM
Shoppers at a Wal-Mart on Crenshaw Boulevard described a scene of chaos and mayhem Monday night as unruly protesters stormed the store, tossing merchandise and trying to loot jewelry cases.
Police estimated about 150 people took part in the violence...
| Jul 25, 2013
| 10:12 AM
A poll published Thursday by a consumer advocacy group found that a majority of shoppers want Trader Joe's to stop selling meat and poultry from animals that were fed antibiotics.
The Monrovia-based grocery chain has been under pressure by Consumer...
| Apr 5, 2013
| 4:35 PM
Portrait studios at Sears and some Wal-Mart stores — the scenes of innumerable family photos — have unexpectedly closed as their operator, CPI Corp., goes out of business.
The portrait provider said in a statement on its website that all...
| 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...
| Mar 13, 2012
| 4:33 PM
Wal-Mart joins UltraViolet, to convert discs to digital for $2 each....
| May 23, 2012
| 9:35 PM
Los Angeles became the largest city in the nation to approve a ban on plastic bags at supermarket checkout lines, handing a hard-fought victory to environmentalists and promising to change the way Angelenos do their grocery shopping. The City Council........
| Aug 14, 2012
| 5:53 PM
Wal-Mart’s plan to bring a grocery to Chinatown got a testy airing as speakers on both sides of the issue squared off in a crowded hearing room at L.A. City Hall....