groceries

Top Tips for Empty Nesters to Protect Their Nest Eggs

With graduation season upon us, a new batch of parents are about to become empty nesters, and there are host of hidden costs can sneak up on them. So we've asked some personal financial advisers for their best advice on protecting your nest egg after the children are grown and gone.

Mancession Offers Insight Into Male Shopping Trends

Men have endured slightly higher unemployment rates than women, and as a result, they've been taking on more of the household shopping. The trend hasn't boded well for stores: On average, men spend less than women on each trip.

Safeway Slumps, Time to Buy?

While the grocery store business is intensely competitive, Safeway's margins should increase in 2011, due to an improved product mix and, hopefully, a rebounding economy.

Save on Grocery Costs

With grocery bills expected to rise 2%-3% this year -- due to an overall spike in commodity costs, from wheat to soybean to corn to oil -- there's...

Peapod Coupon for $10 Off First Order

Get $10 off your first online grocery order with Peapod coupon code CJN10, which expires Dec. 31, 2010. If you've never used Peapod, they deliver...

Top 5 Generic Products to Buy

Savvy consumers can easily save 30% or more with a simple switch from big-name brands to store labels. Here are five types of products that you should always purchase generic.

Starbucks Aiming to Get More Products into Grocery Stores

Coffee chain Starbucks Corp. (SBUX) plans to use its coffee shops to test strategies aimed at getting more products into grocery stores. CEO Howard Schultz met with senior management Monday to work on a strategy for the company%u2019s growth in the next fiscal year, The Wall Street Journal reported. In a memo sent to executives the following day, Schultz said he wants to build a stronger consumer packaged goods business, using the company%u2019s retail stores as leverage.

Great Atlantic Says It Will Close 25 Stores This Year

Retailer Great Atlantic & Pacific Tea Co. Inc. (GAP) said it would close 25 of its 429 stores. The 25 stores will close later this year, The Hartford Business Journal reported. The stores are located in Connecticut, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Maryland and New York.

Supervalu Earnings: Grocer's Woes Continue

Grocery chain Supervalu reported a net income of 31 cents per share this morning for the last quarter, which ended May 10, a 40% decline year-over-year. An after-tax charge of 12 cents per share that brought the figure down, but the quarter was still a disappointment.

Five ways grocery stores rip you off

For most of us, going to the grocery store is unavoidable. And if you're not careful, leaving too much money in stores' hands will be unavoidable,...

Worst buys at the warehouse club

Warehouse clubs have thrived during the recession, as cash-strapped shoppers look to score sizable savings over the local supermarket and even...

New grocery coupons on Shortcuts.com

The online grocery coupon site Shortcuts.com just restocked its supply of coupons. When I last checked, the site had 40 coupons, including $1 off...

Target getting fresh with food

There's been a lot of talk about lately about limiting the number of products sold at retail, with stores trimming assortment and dropping national...

Why America Can't Get a Great Cup of Coffee

When it comes to ground coffee, blends of beans are the top sellers in America. Sadly, this means most buyers aren't getting a great cup of java, says Consumer Reports, which tested 37 varieties without finding a single one it could rate "excellent" or "very good."