| Feb 5, 2014
| 7:01 AM
Salem native Brian Civitello is out to reshape the cheese industry. It's a whale of a task, one the proprietor of Mystic Cheese is pursuing through both his product and the way it's manufactured.
“I ran into the same problem time and time again...
| Apr 9, 2014
| 9:08 PM
CHICAGO — Wal-Mart is trying to make organic food more accessible to its budget-conscious shoppers.
The retailer is making a bigger bet on the fast-growing category, teaming with Wild Oats to sell organic packaged food priced in line with...
| Apr 9, 2014
| 8:51 AM
For a retiree, Ina Pinkney doesn't sit around much. Pinkney recently closed her beloved breakfast/lunch spot, Ina's, going out with a grand finale on New Year's Eve, capping a restaurant career that spanned 22 years in three Chicago locations. In the...
| Apr 10, 2014
| 6:13 PM
People who want to buy locally grown food or who like artisan products probably know there are vendors all over the L.A. area, but the work of tracking them down is beyond most shoppers. The online store Good Eggs means to solve that problem.
| Apr 11, 2014
| 12:19 PM
Jewel-Osco has named Scott Hays as vice president of operations, overseeing the continued remodeling of its Chicago-area grocery stores, and the opening of five recently-acquired locations from the shuttered Dominick’s chain.
Hays spent the last...
| Jan 14, 2014
| 4:54 PM
The Phelps advertising agency has hired veteran marketing executive Mike Jackson as president.
Jackson, a former top General Motors advertising executive, most recently ran his own consulting firm in Detroit. But Jackson closed that office late last...
| Apr 12, 2014
| 9:45 AM
Antibiotics, pesticides and hormones are not on anyone's grocery list, yet they are standard fare in the foods we eat.
But that is changing in Central Florida and across the state, as buying organic becomes easier, and grocers such as Publix, Whole...
| Apr 3, 2014
| 5:00 AM
Instacart is bringing its same-day grocery delivery service to Los Angeles, utilizing a crowdsourced model of personal shoppers who provide their own transportation and smartphones to shop for and deliver groceries to customers.
| Mar 28, 2014
| 12:50 PM
Debate continues on a proposed retail center anchored by a Whole Foods store on Lake Forest's southwest side, as residents voice concerns on traffic, landscaping, parking lot lighting, drainage and conformity to the city's historic architectural style....
| Apr 14, 2014
| 8:41 AM
A parking lot lined with red tassels marks the opening of the 18th Gelson's Market location in La Cañada Flintridge. Food chat sites like Chowhound suggest that the shopping experience at Gelson's is somewhere between that at Whole Foods and Ralphs. In an...
| Feb 18, 2014
| 12:22 AM
I attended last week's informational meeting about the proposed Hamilton Crossing project, and I haven't had a chance until now to write about it. For the record, I have opposed the idea of Tax Increment Financing to help mitigate the......