grocery shopping

Wall Street Watch Thursday: SuperValu Hits the Register

Major grocer SuperValu announced late Wednesday that it is closing 60 underperforming stores. SuperValu's chains include Albertsons and Shop 'n Save, and it has 4,400 stores, so 60 may not seem like a lot. But the move will have serious repercussions for the company.

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.

Bagging the Best Deals at the Grocery Store

When it comes to saving money on groceries, using coupons can cut your bill in half. But in this fast-paced digital age, who has time to find the deals? We've consulted the coupon experts to help you save money on food without giving up your social life.

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...

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.

How to Cope With Rising Food Costs

Food prices are on the rise, with the USDA now expecting to see increases of 3% to 4% this year. But there are some ways to minimize the damage to your grocery bill. From shopping smarter to avoiding processed foods, learn some tricks to help stretch your food budget.

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.

Walmart in Talks to Buy Russian Supermarket Chain

Walmart has renewed its efforts to purchase Russian supermarket chain Kopeika, following reports that competing Russian grocer X5's interest in acquiring it has waned, according to a Reuters article.

5 best $5 buys

We all know a five-dollar bill doesn't go nearly as far as it once did. Short of a gourmet coffee or maybe a meal at a fast food chain, there's not a...

Russia's Heatwave Means Higher U.S. Food Prices

Record heat in Russia is hurting its wheat crop, sending the grain's price soaring. This may drive up corn and soybeans prices too, while the cost of coffee and cocoa, chocolate's key ingredient, are rising as well. Get ready to pay more for food.