supermarkets http://www.kplu.org en Traditional Grocery Chains Wage a Two-Front Battle http://www.kplu.org/post/traditional-grocery-chains-wage-two-front-battle <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">All you have to do is turn on your TV lately to see evidence of the grocery wars.&nbsp;</span></p><p>One recent Walmart ad states: &quot;With Fred Meyer fuel points, you could save $1.30 at the pump. At Walmart, you could have saved a total of $17.92.&quot;&nbsp;</p><p>&quot;Wow, that&#39;s awesome!&quot; the woman shopper in the commercial exclaims.&nbsp;</p> Tue, 15 Oct 2013 23:31:19 +0000 Ashley Gross 10494 at http://www.kplu.org Traditional Grocery Chains Wage a Two-Front Battle Supermarket self-check: Raising convenience or blood pressure? http://www.kplu.org/post/supermarket-self-check-raising-convenience-or-blood-pressure <p>Definitely the BP in my case but I'm a confirmed Luddite, anyway.&nbsp;&nbsp; I can be accused of malfeasance right at home by my wife.&nbsp; I don't need to go to the supermarket to hear it from a snooty machine. Wed, 05 Sep 2012 14:36:13 +0000 Dick Stein 6194 at http://www.kplu.org Supermarket self-check: Raising convenience or blood pressure? Who knew a trip to the market would become... http://www.kplu.org/post/who-knew-trip-market-would-become <p>She was bronzed, glistening and gorgeous beneath the merciless lights and I&nbsp; knew she could be mine -- <em>all</em> mine -- for a lousy $5.95.&nbsp; I had just one question.&nbsp; Wed, 08 Jun 2011 13:30:00 +0000 Dick Stein 1763 at http://www.kplu.org Who knew a trip to the market would become...