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.
June 23, 2011
Chester City will hold a gun exchange on Saturday, the Mayor's Office announced. In exchange for weapons during the "Goods for Guns" program, participants will receive $100 ShopRite supermarket gift cards that can be used at the Eddystone store. Those who turn over assault weapons will receive additional credit. There is a two-gun limit for the gift cards. Weapons will be collected between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. at either of Chester's firehouses: at 320 E. 14th St. and 1501 W. Third St. Last year, nearly 300 guns were exchanged in a similar program, the Mayor's Office said.
June 3, 2011 |
NEW YORK - Shoppers are showing signs of pulling back on spending for discretionary items such as clothing and home goods as gasoline and groceries eat up more of their paychecks. Those pressures led many retailers Thursday to report only modest revenue increases in May, the latest sign of the economy hitting a soft patch. Retailers that cater to wealthy shoppers and warehouse clubs that also sell gas, such as Costco, reported the biggest gains. For most of the spring, consumers seemed to shrug off rising prices.
May 3, 2011 |
Picking up a lost wallet in a Chester County grocery store proved costly for a Philadelphia woman, police said Tuesday. Natashia Greennagh, 20, was charged Friday with theft of mislaid or lost property and receiving stolen property after she allegedly helped herself on Wednesday to a wallet left at a self check-out register in the Giant supermarket in the Dilworthtown Crossing shopping center on Route 202, police said. Westtown-East Goshen Regional Police Det. William Cahill said the victim reported that a single credit card in the wallet was used for three unauthorized purchases a short time after surveillance cameras showed the wallet being taken by Greennagh.