The Snack that Gives Greek Yogurt a Bad Name

The Snack that Gives Greek Yogurt a Bad Name

Capitalizing on the Greek yogurt trend, Safeway has released a new product under the “Snack Artist” brand. Unfortunately, these Greek Yogurt Covered Raisins are about as far from healthy as Greece is from Pleasanton California, Safeway’s headquarters. As you may … Continue reading

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Would You Sue Safeway Over This Ingredient?

Would You Sue Safeway Over This Ingredient?

A Safeway shopper is suing the grocery retailer, alleging that the company is misleading in its 100% Natural claim.  Safeway introduced a higher end line of products branded as “Open Nature” a few years ago. The tag line is “100% … Continue reading

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Navigating the Grocery Store Circular

Navigating the Grocery Store Circular

If you’re the type of shopper that reads supermarket circulars, you’ve probably noticed that most of the stuff advertised is not the healthy food. This is because junk food manufacturers usually have the biggest budgets, and can afford to spend … Continue reading

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Hey, Is That Poop On Your Chicken?

Hey, Is That Poop On Your Chicken?

About 50% of supermarket bought poultry is contaminated with fecal matter. This, according to a recent report by the Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine (PCRM). Poultry was purchased from 15 grocery chains in 10 cities across the country and sent … Continue reading

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Public Pressure Works: Grocery Retailers Pulling Pink Slime

Public Pressure Works: Grocery Retailers Pulling Pink Slime

Not two weeks have passed since Americans became familiarized with the pink slime found in our ground beef, and major supermarket chains have publicly come out stating they will not be selling pink slime products anymore. This is a huge win for … Continue reading

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Join Us for a Supermarket Tour on Food Day (Monday 10/24, 2pm)

Join Us for a Supermarket Tour on Food Day (Monday 10/24, 2pm)

Monday, October 24th is Food Day. The 6 FOOD DAY PRINCIPLES include the reduction of diet-related disease by promoting safe, healthy foods and promoting health by curbing junk-food marketing to kids. Across the nation, hundreds of community events will celebrate and educate … Continue reading

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Safeway’s 22 “Simple Nutrition” Shelf Tags

Safeway’s 22 “Simple Nutrition” Shelf Tags

Following in the footsteps of many other grocery retailers, Safeway is introducing its own nutrition labeling system to the mix. “Consumers are inundated with conflicting nutrition information and are often skeptical of the nutrition claims on packaging,” said Safeway’s Barbara … Continue reading

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Oh Boy! Now they’ve Found Lead in Kids’ Fruit Juice/Products

Oh Boy! Now they’ve Found Lead in Kids’ Fruit Juice/Products

A California non-profit, Environmental Law Foundation, sent some baby and kids’ fruit juice and products to a government approved lab for toxic substance testing. Guess what they found? A surprisingly large number of samples, from both from national and store … Continue reading

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NuVal Nutrition Ratings Added to Texas Grocery Chain

NuVal Nutrition Ratings Added to Texas Grocery Chain

Nuval, the nutrition rating system that scores product from 0-100, announced this week the addition of a fourth supermarket chain as a partner – United Supermarkets, LLC of Lubbock, Texas, which operates 50 stores under the United Supermarkets, Market Street, … Continue reading

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Supermarkets as Psychology Labs

Supermarkets as Psychology Labs

Why do all supermarkets seem the same? Whether Safeway, Walmart, Shoprite or Publix, there’s a certain format they all adhere to. According to a recent article in the Economist: It is because they are all versed in the science of … Continue reading

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