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Shopping for Food During the COVID-19 Pandemic

April 17, 2020 by


As grocery shopping remains a necessity during this pandemic, many people have questions about how to shop safely. We want to reassure consumers that there is currently no evidence of human or animal food or food packaging being associated with transmission of the coronavirus that causes COVID-19. This particular coronavirus causes respiratory illness and is […]

New Wegman’s in Massachusetts is Impressive

October 25, 2011 by


Over the past week, I visited the new Wegman’s in Northborough, Massachusetts twice. The new supermarket is the first Wegman’s in New England and set a new grand opening record. According to Wegmans, more than 25,000 strolled through their doors on October 16. Wegmans has everything from prepared foods to exotic fish and beef to pre-cut and washed veggies packaged […]

Affluent Shoppers Will Pay More for Safe, Healthy Food: Survey

October 27, 2009 by


A new national survey of more affluent consumers from strategic marketing communications firm Context Marketing, “Beyond Organic — How Evolving Consumer Concerns Influence Food Purchases,” has found that most respondents are highly concerned about the safety of the food they buy and would pay more for food they believe to be safer or healthier. The […]

First Trip to the Supermarket

February 18, 2009 by


February 13, 2009 by beantownfav I recently observed the Market Basket in North Andover, Massachusetts on Wednesday, February 4th, 2009. I was food shopping and noticed how many checkout isles were closed. Those checkout employees were in the store aisles. This is a large grocery store with lots of items. I was impressed that the […]

Melamine tainted food recalls continue in 2009

January 6, 2009 by


FREE subscription food recalls and alerts  click on: My New Year’s resolution, eat more salads. I have bagged salads, carrot salad, iceberg lettuce, cucumbers, and tomatoes. I’m a huge tomato fan after the bad press tomatoes got thanks to the government. The problem was chili peppers! Food shopping, in my case, food safety shopping, […]