GroceryShopping

As Affluent Consumers Pay Up, High-End Grocers Pay Out

The economic recovery may not be ripe, but affluent shoppers are still paying a premium for high-end groceries. Shares of upscale supermarket operator The Fresh Market hit fresh highs on Wednesday after the company posted blowout quarterly results.

Walmart Takes Another Bite Out of Its Grocery Prices

If you shop at Walmart for groceries, your food bill is about to shrink. The nation's largest retail chain is looking to provide some extra financial relief to its shoppers by offering lower prices on grocery items every day, Reuters reports.

Retailers Push Back Against Extreme Couponing Trend

Memo to extreme couponers: Some retailers, particularly supermarkets and drugstore chains, are mad as hell and they're not going to take it anymore. To save their bottom lines, they're setting limits on just how much all your coupon cleverness can save you.

Why Beef Is So Pricey -- and How to Pay Less

Beef prices have bulked up so much that thieves are starting to steal it. Consumers might feel like they're getting robbed, too, at the checkout stands. Several factors -- including high cattle feed prices -- mean the prices could continue to climb. Here's how to spend less cash on cows.

Supervalu: A Good Value in Grocery Stocks

The grocery market has been rough in the last decade as big-box stores have emerged as new competitors. But before you dismiss an opportunity in the traditional grocery space, here's why bargain-shopping investors should take a stroll down the aisles of Supervalu.

My 3 Cents: When Is Food Organic vs. Natural?

Last year, grocery sales were up a modest 1.8%, yet sales of organic items more than doubled that growth rate, up 4.4%. Clearly, we're shopping differently. But are we even sure what an "organic" or "all natural" label means? It's more complicated than you might think.

My Three Cents: Saving on Groceries, Where the Jobs Are

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Grocery Shopping Music Videos: Let the Face-Off Begin

Food shopping on Saturday afternoon: From the parking lot the checkout line, it's survival of the fittest. Now, imagine it all set to music. Grocery store music videos on YouTube are the latest addition to the culture of consumerism devotionals. Can't believe it? Watch these...

Lou's Clues: The skinny on fat savings

I read a ton of advice on how to save money in the kitchen, and most of the advice comes from the very areas that make us spend more money! I mean...

Expect to pay more for your melons

It's a relief to be watching the rain clouds pass over Northern California, where I live, for the next few days. Unfortunately, say weather experts,...

Tips to cutting your grocery bill

When I used to work at the campus bookstore back in college, I always wondered why the little blue books that every student had to buy for finals...

Downsizing your food budget

Just about everyone is looking for ways to save money on many of the daily necessities. A big target: The food budget. From coupons to home-grown...

Spam makes its big comeback

Sales of Spam are up as the inexpensive "meat product" is looking good to shoppers on a budget. It's easy to make fun of Spam. After all, it's meat...