July 6, 2014 |
Donna Payne stopped at Bottom Dollar Food for the first time Thursday morning. By the time she reached the checkout line, the 44-year-old Chester resident had a cart brimming with chicken wings, bread, eggs, soda, and popsicles. "This cut down half the price from the other stores," she said. Most of the other stores she visits are not in her own city. Bottom Dollar opened its Chester store last month on Edgmont Avenue, becoming the city's second full-size supermarket. The other one - a nonprofit market called Fare & Square, operated by Philabundance - opened in the fall.
May 9, 2014 |
Q: MY BOYFRIEND is a total mama's boy. Not only does he call his mom every single day, but he spends Sundays at her house, too. I'm dreading this coming Sunday because it's Mother's Day and she's planning a big family dinner and wants me and my son there. I don't want to go. I'm a mom, too! I feel like I should get to have my own Mother's Day. Why can't she come to our apartment? It's cramped in here but I can make it nice. My boyfriend and I have been fighting about this for two weeks.
May 1, 2014 |
King Kai Chin, 82, an entrepreneur and expert in Chinese herbs and medicines who came to Chinatown 57 years ago and helped to build the community there, died Friday, April 11, of cancer at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital. Mr. Chin had only the clothes on his back and $50 in his pocket when he and his brother, Jong Kai Chin, arrived in this country in 1957, seeking a new life. He left behind his wife, Chiu Fong, and sons Ken and Keith, as well as a career as a teacher, and a bookstore he had founded.
March 6, 2014 |
TWO SIGNS greet customers as they approach the front door of Serrata's Grocery Store in West Oak Lane: "No weapons allowed" and "Do not enter with mask or hoodie. " They sit at eye level - it's impossible to miss them. But a would-be robber ignored both of those warnings Friday and ended up dodging bullets for his brazenness, police said yesterday. Store owner Raul Serrata, 42, said he didn't have time to think when a masked punk entered his corner store, at 75th Avenue and Walnut Lane, with a handgun drawn and demanded money from him about 7:15 Friday night.
February 13, 2014 |
AN ARGUMENT outside a West Philadelphia corner store turned violent yesterday, escalating into a shooting that left one man dead and another critically injured, police said. About 3:50 p.m., officers responded to reports of gunshots outside La Super Big Manny Grocery at 40th and Poplar streets, Lt. John Walker of Southwest Detectives said. He gave this account: Four or five males were arguing when one pulled out a gun and began firing. Two men were hit - a 27-year-old was struck once in the right leg and a 23-year-old was struck once in the head and twice in the left arm. The 23-year-old stumbled across Poplar and collapsed in front of H&H Day Care Learning Center, which was locked down for about 20 minutes after the shooting.
February 6, 2014 |
DOYLESTOWN Lisa White and John LaSala have spent their adult lives in the corporate world. They had no idea how to open a grocery store. But after years of planning - and with lots of help - White, board president of the Doylestown Food Co-op and a management consultant, and LaSala, a fellow board member and a former Johnson & Johnson executive, are days away from celebrating the grand opening of the co-op's 1,400-square-foot store on West...
October 15, 2013 |
PHILADELPHIA Amid a crowd of face-painted children and noshing parents, a small knot of old-timers gathered Sunday to gossip and reminisce at the 40th birthday party of the Weavers Way co-op. They had seen the cooperative Mount Airy grocery store go from new age to middle age, from a small buying group in a church basement to a 5,000-member cooperative with two thriving stores and a farm. And now a couple of hundred stalwarts held a picnic at Cliveden, a historic mansion in Germantown, followed by - what else?
September 30, 2013 |
Minutes after the Fare & Square supermarket opened in Chester on Saturday, so many customers crowded the aisles that every shopping cart was taken, and newcomers had to wait their turn. Otherwise, people didn't stop coming through the doors all day. For hours, in the parking lot and in the vegetable aisle, on the sidewalk and by the fruit displays, shoppers and workers shared hugs, handshakes, and kind words. More than a few shed tears. This grandest of grand openings returned to the beleaguered city an institution that seemed forever vanished: a grocery store.
March 22, 2013 |
Location, location, location - it's important in the grocery business, too, with colorful produce drawing customers in and dairy items pulling them to the back of the store. But the trip through the supermarket can be long and winding, and customers skip aisles because they think they don't need toothpaste or cereal. New research, using the latest technology, finds that the proper use of mobile coupons could significantly pump up unplanned grocery spending, getting shoppers to buy beyond their lists.
February 25, 2013
DEAR ABBY: My two adult granddaughters have rejected me. Their father gave me this explanation: "They are uncomfortable with the way you rub their shoulders and necks. " These girls and both parents have misinterpreted my innocent expressions of affection, which haven't changed since the girls were little. The only change is in their perception of my actions. I asked twice to meet with these family members to discuss their concerns. It has been three months; no meeting time has been offered.