Grocery

Man shopping for groceries. (Tim Boyle/Getty Images)

Larry Magid: Bay Area Grocery Shopping Through Amazon?

Amazon.com is reportedly getting into the grocery business in the Bay Area. The online shopping giant, which has been offering deliveries in the Seattle area, plans to expand its service to the Bay Area by the end of the year according to Reuters.

06/05/2013

Man shopping for groceries. (Tim Boyle/Getty Images)

ConsumerWatch: Calif. Watchdog Keeping Grocers Accountable Shut Down

The government watchdog that is supposed to ensure consumers are not overcharged at the grocery store has stopped doing its job.

02/25/2013

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Grocery Outlet Chain Signs Lease To Open Two SF Stores

Berkeley-based grocery chain, Grocery Outlet, signed a lease Wednesday to open two stores in San Francisco.

10/17/2012

A customer walks into a Safeway store in San Anselmo. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

ConsumerWatch: Safeway Discount Mobile App Raises Privacy Concerns

Safeway has unveiled a new mobile app, offering shoppers personalized discounts. While some enjoy the lower prices, others are concerned about privacy.

07/17/2012

A customer walks into a Safeway store in San Anselmo. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Pleasanton-Based Safeway Aims For Crate-Free Pork Supply

Safeway spokesman Brian Dowling said the chain already buys some pork from producers who are phasing out gestation crates. The Pleasanton-based company has not set a deadline for going completely crate-free.

05/07/2012

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Grocers Ditch Self-Checkout Lanes Over Customer Service, Shoplifting Fears

Retail security experts have found theft — intentional or not — can be as much as five times higher with self-checkout than with human cashiers.

04/09/2012

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San Jose Grocery Shoppers Asked To Pledge Union Support

As Northern California supermarket workers step up pressure for a new contract, some local shoppers are being asked to sign pledge cards showing their support for unions.

03/01/2012

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San Francisco May Expand Plastic Bag Ban

Legislation in San Francisco to ban all retailers and restaurants from using plastic bags and mandating a charge for each recycled bag is moving forward, after the measure got a green light yesterday by a supervisors’ committee.

11/15/2011

A customer walks into a Safeway store in San Anselmo. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Phil Matier: Safeway Versus Paid Signature Gatherers

Safeway is complaining that paid petition signature gatherers are not playing fair outside their Bay Area stores. Those signature gatherers though say their first amendment rights aren’t being respected.

CONNECT WITH KCBS–08/11/2011

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Safeway Reports Higher 2Q Profit; Eroding Market Share

Grocery store operator Safeway Inc. reported Thursday that its second-quarter profit grew as higher prices and strong gasoline sales helped offset its rising costs for commodities.

CBS San Francisco–07/21/2011

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