December 14, 2015
Before, you could count on burning a few calories walking from your car to the grocery store, or roaming the aisles to load up on what you needed. But that notion has gone out the car window, as major supermarket chains and big-box retailers, such as Walmart, are investing heavily in online grocery and curbside pickup. And with good reason. Online-retail analysts estimate that U.S. consumers spent about $24 billion buying groceries online last year, or about 4 percent of their total grocery spending of $591.6 billion on grocery shopping, according to the U.S. Commerce Department.
December 13, 1997 |
Arson investigators were delving into an explosion and fire that heavily damaged a North Camden grocery store and a vacant upstairs apartment early yesterday. Camden County Prosecutor Lee A. Solomon confirmed that investigators were probing the cause of the one-alarm fire at the Fernandez Grocery, at 442 N. Ninth St., which officials said started at 12:02 a.m. Witnesses told police that they saw a man light a bottle and throw it into the grocery store just before the explosion.
June 8, 1993 |
WINDSOR, N.C. 3 KILLED IN STACK-SLAYINGS A man who said he was a former cop with nothing to lose herded six people to the back of a grocery store, stacked them by twos and began shooting and stabbing. Three people were killed and two badly hurt. The one person who wasn't hurt in Sunday's attack at the Be-Lo grocery store was on the bottom of a stack, said Bertie County Sheriff Wallace Perry. "He was lucky," Perry said yesterday. "He felt the trauma when the man on top of him was shot.
November 7, 1992 |
The lifelong criminal career of 40-year-old Charles Campbell appears to be over. Common Pleas Judge John W. Herron has seen to that. The judge sentenced Campbell, of Bouvier Street near Westmoreland, to 50 to 100 years in prison for trying to murder a Korean family inside their grocery store in 1990 and for two robberies of a Germantown Avenue bar in 1991. Assistant District Attorney Cynthia Martelli said Campbell shot and wounded the grocery store owner and his wife, pistol-whipped their son, and shot at their daughter, but missed.
May 9, 2011
A 27-year-old man was shot in the head in front of a grocery store near the intersection of Fifth and Rockland Streets in the city's Olney section late Saturday. He was listed in critical condition Sunday at Albert Einstein Medical Center, police said. A woman told police she heard four gunshots before spotting the victim lying on the ground, according to police. She said she did not see the shooter and did not know the nature of the dispute. Police are still searching for a suspect.
January 7, 1996 |
When Carol Silvestri and her husband, Michael, moved to a $119,000 townhouse here more than two years ago, they thought they had also bought themselves the peace and quiet of life in a largely rural township. Now that a builder has announced plans to build a supermarket and a drugstore a few hundred yards from their Carriage Lane home, however, the Silvestris envision a future full of truck traffic and rats. "Nobody would have paid what we paid for our homes. Most of us wouldn't be here . . . knowing that [a grocery store]
October 1, 2011
Four men were wounded - one critically - in a shooting Friday evening in North Philadelphia, police said. The shooting occurred shortly after 7 in the 1700 block of Dauphin Street, said Chief Inspector Scott Small. All the victims were taken to Temple University Hospital. A 30-year-old man was shot in the chest and was listed in critical condition, Small said. A 21-year-old man was struck in the lower right leg, a 27-year-old was hit in the right thigh, and a 22-year-old man was hit in the right buttock.
September 7, 2011 |
Updated at 8:30 a.m. Tuesday THE TWO THUGS stormed into the Lorena's Grocery store, in the Mill Creek section of West Philly, last night seeking money. They stormed out cold-blooded killers. Police last night were hunting down two men who executed three workers at the grocery store on 50th Street near Parrish, including the store's owner, his wife and his sister. "Right now it is believed that they did not resist at all," said Homicide Capt. James Clark. "This was an out-and-out assassination.
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.
June 15, 1997 |
It wasn't the three gunshots that brought neighbors running outside early yesterday - the sound of gunfire is common around Second Street and Indiana Avenue. It was the piercing screams that followed. Francisco Peralta had been shot three times inside the corner grocery store he had managed since arriving from the Dominican Republic just a year ago. His wife was crying out for help. "I heard the shots I guess right after 7 this morning, but I didn't really pay any attention," said Lillian Rivera, who lives across the street from the store - Luis Argenis Grocery - at 220 W. Indiana Ave. "But then I heard someone screaming real loud: 'Help me!