| 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........
| Sep 20, 2012
| 1:37 PM
Anthem Blue Cross wants people to eat better. And to help its members make more healthful food choices, the insurance giant is sending out money-saving coupons.
For ice cream.
And processed sandwich meat.
And mayonnaise. And canned vegetables.
| Jul 26, 2012
| 12:18 PM
Lest men get lost in the feminine hygiene section or the towering array of probiotic yogurts, a New York grocery store has created a testosterone haven: a so-called man aisle stocked with all the goods a dude could desire.
It’s a supermarket man...
| Nov 25, 2012
As the postprandial fatigue of the Thanksgiving meal gives way to the adrenaline rush of the holiday shopping season, those hitting the streets are likely to notice a whole new crop of bricks-and-mortar stores that weren't there during the last candy-...
| Oct 4, 2012
| 7:00 AM
There's a growing gap between what grocery shoppers think they know about their food and the reality. Those tomatoes with the evenly rich red color that look ripened to perfection? They were bred to avoid showing streaks of green, a result of genetic...
| Oct 10, 2012
| 9:27 AM
Get ready for more small Wal-Mart stores, and sooner. The mega-retailer known for its big-box strategy said it’s planning to speed up openings of its Neighborhood Market and Express stores.
While some Wal-Mart workers are protesting low wages and...
| Apr 26, 2012
| 11:15 AM
Wal-Mart customers, the majority of whom pay with cash when shopping in stores, now have the option to do the same online with the giant retailer’s new “Pay With Cash” option.
Shoppers on Walmart.com who either don’t have a credit...
| Oct 17, 2012
| 8:24 AM
Target and other brick-and-mortar retailers are treating this holiday season as an offensive against online rivals such as Amazon.com, using tactics such as price-matching to win back dominance of the Christmas shopping season.
Tired of being used as...
| Oct 31, 2012
When it comes to so-called sin taxes, tobacco is simple. Food and drink are complicated. Cigarettes cause terrible disease and have no positive side effects. Taxes on them clearly reduce smoking and contribute to public health. But healthy eating requires...
| Sep 9, 2012
LAS VEGAS — For 6-feet-tall, 390-pound comedian Louie Anderson, finding stylish clothes that fit is no laughing matter — which is why he's collaborating on a new line of shirts for the big-and-tall man that he hopes to roll out to retail...
| 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...