grocery stores http://www.kplu.org en Is Seattle Heading for a Grocery Store Strike? http://www.kplu.org/post/seattle-heading-grocery-store-strike <p>About 30,000 grocery store workers in the Puget Sound region will be voting next week on whether to authorize a strike. That’s after the bargaining team decided to recommend a strike vote, saying they made no progress in bargaining earlier this week.</p><p> Thu, 19 Sep 2013 22:35:39 +0000 Ashley Gross 10075 at http://www.kplu.org Is Seattle Heading for a Grocery Store Strike? Seattle-Area Grocery Workers Stage Informational Pickets http://www.kplu.org/post/seattle-area-grocery-workers-stage-informational-pickets <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Grocery store workers in the Puget Sound region are stepping up pressure on their employers as they try to reach a contract deal. They’re staging informational pickets everywhere from </span>Bremerton<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> to Seattle, to </span>Lynnwood<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> this afternoon to get their message out to customers.&nbsp;</span></p><p> Wed, 28 Aug 2013 23:04:14 +0000 Ashley Gross 9805 at http://www.kplu.org Want to be green? Have your groceries delivered http://www.kplu.org/post/want-be-green-have-your-groceries-delivered <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Having your groceries delivered might seem like a self-indulgent luxury.</span></p><p>But researchers at the University of Washington have found that, most of the time, you can feel good about doing something for the environment when you order your groceries online and have them delivered instead of making a trip to the store.</p><p>“We like to call it 'the bus for groceries,'” said&nbsp;<a href="http://faculty.washington.edu/annegood/" target="_blank">Anne Goodchild</a>, an associate professor of civil and environmental engineering at UW.</p> Mon, 29 Apr 2013 23:14:15 +0000 Bellamy Pailthorp 8616 at http://www.kplu.org Want to be green? Have your groceries delivered The real reason no one buys produce in low-income areas http://www.kplu.org/post/real-reason-no-one-buys-produce-low-income-areas <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">What if fresh foods were easier to find in lower income neighborhoods?&nbsp; Would that lead to less obesity and disease?&nbsp;</span></p><p>King County has been testing this idea by offering store-owners a free “makeover” to help them sell fresh produce.</p><p>They discovered: selling fresh fruits and vegetables poses surprising challenges. Some are cultural, since many small stores are owned by recent immigrants. Others involve the hidden world of produce wholesaling. Wed, 30 Jan 2013 22:57:00 +0000 Keith Seinfeld 7685 at http://www.kplu.org The real reason no one buys produce in low-income areas Worth the deal? Groceries get a personalized price http://www.kplu.org/post/worth-deal-groceries-get-personalized-price Loyalty cards have long given discounts to shoppers who sign up, but stores are increasingly offering personalized discounts tailored to each customer's shopping patterns.<p>Those tailored discounts mean someone standing in front of you at the supermarket checkout line might get a lower price on the exact same gallon of milk that you're buying.<p><strong>A 'Secret Deal'</strong><p>Heather Kulper is one of those people who really wants to get a good deal. Mon, 20 Aug 2012 19:15:32 +0000 Ashley Gross 6023 at http://www.kplu.org Worth the deal? Groceries get a personalized price Trial 'mini-grocery' brings fresh food to poor neighborhoods http://www.kplu.org/post/trial-mini-grocery-brings-fresh-food-poor-neighborhoods <p>You might have trouble finding any attractive vegetables or fruits if you shop in the wrong stores. It&rsquo;s especially challenging in poor neighborhoods, where mini-marts packed with beer, cigarettes and junk food may be all you can find.</p><p>One solution to be tested in Seattle this month will be in the form of a healthy corner store. Call it a mini-grocery.</p><p> Mon, 13 Aug 2012 12:30:00 +0000 Keith Seinfeld 5858 at http://www.kplu.org Trial 'mini-grocery' brings fresh food to poor neighborhoods