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8 Ways Grocery Stores Get You to Spend

  It happens to the best of us. Without even really thinking about it, we end up with a basket full of groceries, when we really just wanted to buy a tomato and a bag of rice for dinner that n…

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The Importance of Real Food

A few days ago, I had lunch with a friend of mine at Good Earth, an organic grocery story in Fairfax, California. It has an amazing prepared foods section that is more like a cafe than a supermarket d…

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They Are Marketing to Children Too…Imagine That!

I have seriously had to rethink, or maybe revise, the act of supermarket shopping with my young son. This is not because he is creating chaos in the house of consumer worship, in fact he is doing what…

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How Healthy People Shop

By Alyssa Ford, Experience Life Turn on the local news, page through a magazine or scan a website, and you’re bound to be inundated with nutritional advice. The problem is that much of this a…

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What If Supermarkets Fail Us?

If you’ve read the news closely these past couple of weeks, you may have found a very interesting item buried somewhere in between headlines: food prices in America grew by more than 1.5 times the…

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Trying to Get a Handle on the Cult of Trader Joe’s

There are few large-scale businesses that evoke such adoration and loyalty as Trader Joe's. Think about it. Name an airline, a car company, a department store, or an electronics brand (ok, maybe Apple…

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Four Spendy Spots in the Supermarket

By Vicki Santillano, DivineCaroline I walked into the grocery store last night with the intention of grabbing a few things for dinner. Forty-five minutes later, I walked out with a lighter wa…

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Just Say No to “Convenience” Food

I'm here to tell you the inconvenient truth about "convenience" food: It is not very convenient at all. The definition of convenient is "not troublesome." But if you ask me, there's something very…

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