By The Associated Press | PUBLISHED: October 24, 2018 at 2:37 pm | UPDATED: October 24, 2018 at 3:20 pm By Dylan Lovan | Associated Press JEFFERSONTOWN, Ky. — Multiple people were shot, two fatally, at a Kroger grocery store Wednesday on the outskirts of Louisville, Kentucky, and one suspect was detained, police said. Jeffersontown Police Chief Sam Rogers confirmed the deaths at the store Wednesday. He said two people were dead — one inside the store and one outside. A dispatcher with the Jeffersontown Police Department who spoke to The Associated Press did not give details on the extent of the victims’ injuries and would not give his name. He also did not release the name of the suspect. Eric Deacon, an emergency medical technician who was shopping at the store when gunfire broke out, said he heard a “loud bang.” “It almost sounded like a pallet hitting the floor,” he told WDRB-TV in Louisville. Deacon said he saw two men run out of the … [Read more...] about Police: Two dead in Kentucky grocery store shooting
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Grocery stores and other large retailers generally have plans, policies and procedures designed to keep their customers safe. Unfortunately, far too often store employees either do not know or do not follow corporate safety policies. This is why thousands and thousands of people are injured in grocery stores here in New Jersey every year.Many people feel an intense loyalty to “their” grocery store and spend large portions of the family budget on groceries. Stores like ShopRite expect to earn hundreds of thousands of dollars from each of their customers over the course of a lifetime. Is it too much to ask for customers to actually be kept safe while they shop? Sadly, for many grocery stores and other large retailers, the answer is yes. In my experience, corporate profit is frequently more important than customer safety.Grocery store owners know there are “problem areas” in every grocery store. These include the produce department, floral department, frozen food … [Read more...] about What Should You Do If You’ve Been Injured At a Grocery Store?
Beyond Meat’s rival Impossible Foods will make its long-awaited grocery store debut Friday, in California. Customers looking to cook their own Impossible Burgers can buy a 12-ounce package of the plant-based meat at Gelson’s, an upscale grocery store chain with 27 locations across Southern California. The Redwood City, California-based start-up joins other companies, including Tyson Foods and Nestle, that are looking to compete with Beyond in the grocery store aisles with their own realistic meat substitutes. Roughly half of Beyond’s revenue came from grocery store sales last quarter. Impossible’s meatless meats, like those of Beyond, will be stocked alongside meat from animals. At $8.99 per package, the Impossible Burger will sell for about three times the average cost of ground beef, according to data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics compiled in August across Western states. Impossible CFO David Lee said meat eaters are willing to pay … [Read more...] about Impossible Foods Will Make Its Grocery Store Debut in California
Grocery stores would love to raise prices on food this year, especially after they lowered them last year and the year before in a price war that pinched their profits.Prices are rising for the raw materials that go into packaged food — for ingredients like grains and meats — so it’s costing grocers more to buy food from manufacturers.But grocers are likely to be cautious passing those price increases onto shoppers. There’s just too much competition out there. “Everybody’s afraid to raise prices and have a customer notice it,” said Mike Schwartz, owner of longtime Omaha retailer Wohlner’s Neighborhood Grocery and Deli at 33rd and Dodge Streets.Across the country, grocery shoppers will see a small bump in their tape totals at the checkout line: a rise in food prices between 0.5 percent and 1.5 percent, according to estimates from the U.S. Department of Agriculture, which tracks prices.Even though prices are ticking up, they’re rising … [Read more...] about Higher prices at the grocery store? Food inflation is rising after two years of declines
Jun 14, 7:41 AM EDT Newsletter Signup BusinessTechnologyWorldNationalMedia & CultureOpinionSportsLuxury National By Alex Perry 06/13/18 AT 11:11 AM A grocery store chain in Utah had to stop selling a brand of soda because of troubling imagery on its bottles. After a customer complained on social media about the unsubtle use of Nazi iconography on a bottle of soda, Macey’s Grocery Store agreed to pull the product from its shelves.A customer, Kate Boyle, on Monday afternoon tweeted a photo of a bunch of glass soda bottles on a shelf at a Macey’s store in West Jordan, Utah, a Salt Lake City suburb. The soda was called Not See Kola (or “Nazi Cola”), with the bottles prominently featuring a version of the German Coat of Arms.A heavily modified version of that symbol was used by the Nazis in Germany during Adolf Hitler’s reign. Boyle’s photo of the soda bottles can be seen below.Shocked & horrifed to see that @maceysgrocery carries … [Read more...] about Grocery Store Pulls Soda With Nazi Imagery After Customer Complaint