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

five ways grocery stores rip you offFor 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,...

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."

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!

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