groceries

Top 3 Money-Saving Apps to Download Now

These days, your smartphone may be the key to getting the lowest prices on groceries, clothes and more. Here are the top three money-saving apps you should download now.

U.S. Consumer Price Index Unchanged in December

Lower gas costs offset more expensive food and higher rents to keep a measure of U.S. consumer prices flat last month. The Labor Department said Wednesday that food prices increased 0.2 percent in December from November. Rents and airline fares also rose. Gasoline prices fell a seasonally adjusted 2.3 percent.

Sexy Matador Fights Pork Chops in New Target Ad

Target is promoting its grocery offerings with a new series of TV ads featuring, among other oddities, exploding boxes of cake mix, and a sexy female matador dueling with various packaged meats.

Safeway's 2 Bad Habits: Overcharging, and Not Obeying the Courts

California has repeatedly sued Safeway since 2003 for overcharging shoppers. Now, a new CBS San Francisco report says that the company is not only continuing that practice, but also disobeying a court order intended to provide customers with restitution.

5 Ways to Save Money When Your Kid Heads Off to College

As fiscally painful as it is to send a child to college, you can actually save money when your son or daughter goes off to school. Here are five areas where you can find that extra cash, plus one "cost-cutting" trick to avoid.

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.