Grocery store chain Safeway Inc. said its profit fell in the second quarter on one-time costs partly related to a deal to sell its Canadian operations.
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.
The government watchdog that is supposed to ensure consumers are not overcharged at the grocery store has stopped doing its job.
Berkeley-based grocery chain, Grocery Outlet, signed a lease Wednesday to open two stores in San Francisco.
Safeway has unveiled a new mobile app, offering shoppers personalized discounts. While some enjoy the lower prices, others are concerned about privacy.
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.
Retail security experts have found theft — intentional or not — can be as much as five times higher with self-checkout than with human cashiers.
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.
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.
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.