December 17, 2011 |
Philadelphia residents have a chance Saturday to turn in guns, no questions asked, in exchange for $100 worth of groceries. From 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., anyone who hands in a gun at one of two sites gets a $100 gift card from ShopRite. People who turn in more than one gun can get a maximum of two gift cards. The "Goods for Guns" swap, arranged by the community-action group Philadelphia Safety Net (PSN) with cooperation from the Police Department, ShopRite, other businesses, and State Sen. Anthony Hardy Williams (D., Phila.)
November 2, 2011
This story by Eagles beat writer Les Bowen originally appeared on the Daily News' Eagles blog, Eagletarian, at www.eagletarian.com . DeSean Jackson was sitting around playing video games, as he tells it, with a couple of longtime friends from California who live here now, when the subject of giving back to the community came up. The friends, Khalid Rahim and Tracy Jones, had an idea - why not select a worthy family and take them...
September 28, 2011
Cops looking for a link in grocery shootings * 65th Street near Lebanon Avenue, Overbrook Police were investigating whether there was a link between a shooting at a corner store in Overbrook yesterday and a triple homicide at a corner store in West Philadelphia earlier this month. Two men walked into the store on 65th Street near Lebanon and ordered a hoagie around 11:30 a.m. then announced a robbery, said Lt. John Walker, of Southwest Detectives. The 38-year-old clerk was shot in his head and was taken to the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania in critical condition.
September 27, 2011 |
Internet grocery service on a scale previously unseen in the region arrives this week as the online grocer Peapod plants stakes with home delivery in three counties. Starting Friday, shoppers in several dozen zip codes of Philadelphia and dozens of towns in Delaware and Montgomery Counties will be able to order groceries through Peapod's website or mobile-phone apps. (For a list, visit http://www.peapod.com/ .) The move follows the spring expansion of Peapod, a sister company to Giant Food Stores, to Manhattan, where FreshDirect has been an entrenched online-grocery operator.
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.
September 6, 2011 |
This story has been updated Three people, including two women, were killed tonight in a shooting during an apparent robbery inside a grocery store in the city's Mill Creek section, police said. Two women, including a 42-year-old, were shot once in the head shortly after 8 p.m. at Lorena's Grocery on 50th Street near Parrish, while a 49-year-old man was shot multiple times. All three were pronounced dead at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. Police remain on the scene investigating.
August 12, 2011
Police seek 3 in grocery robbery * 62nd Street near Reedland Police are asking for the public's help to find three men who robbed a grocery store in Southwest Philadelphia at gunpoint and ran off with about $7,500 in cash and cellphones. Just before noon Monday, the men walked into the Jaquez Grocery Store in Elmwood, demanding cash. Two men pointed guns at the store's employees, and a third stood near the door serving as a lookout, police said. One man was armed with a TEC-9, and the other was wielding a semiautomatic handgun, police said.
August 1, 2011 |
If you're feeling "bruised," "remorseful" or particularly "introspective" these days, wait before taking your woes to a shrink. First, try changing your grocery shopping habits. Pat Conroy, vice chairman of consulting firm Deloitte, says the American grocery shopper has been close to traumatized by this economy. If previous recessions "bruised" American shoppers, this recession left a "scar" that may never heal. At least, that's what Deloitte's new 2011 Consumer and Product Insight Survey shows.
July 7, 2011 |
Stop in for a sack of basmati rice, garam masala, or perhaps the British chocolates the owners have set under glass - in case a light-fingered Anglophile with a sweet tooth shows up. As you wander the aisles of this West Philadelphia grocery store, wondering what is what and how you would cook it, the sound of foreign voices, singing, catches your ear. Curious, you move to the back of the store and find a fluorescent-lit room with a predominantly...
June 29, 2011 |
After years of watching competitors cut into its local lead in supermarket sales, Acme Markets fell into second place over the last year, dethroned by ShopRite, according to an annual survey published by Food Trade News. ShopRite, ringing up $1.7 billion in sales across the eight-county Philadelphia region, grabbed the top spot from Acme, which has struggled to cut costs by shutting down underperforming stores and recently laid off 900 part-time employees. The survey studied the period from April 1, 2010, through March 31. During that time, Acme's sales were $1.6 billion, a drop from $1.8 billion a year earlier, according to data published this week in the trade publication's June editions.