There's speculation in grocery store land that Tom Thumb's parent company, Safeway, is looking to sell-off of its Texas-based stores. The company has been dropping some dead weight lately, including stores in Canada and Chicago, and has recently hired Goldman Sachs to scout the market for potential ... More >>
Behind the scenes of the death match between Big Ag and undercover animal-rights activists.
The biotechnology firm AquaBounty has spent years working on a genetically enhanced salmon that grows faster and bigger. USA Today reported the company has spent more than $67 million since 1991 trying to get this Chinook salmon spliced with DNA from a fast growing eel-like fish to market. Eating ... More >>
Prosecutors team with debt collectors to terrorize consumers in ways both highly profitable and usually illegal.
Dallas-based Brinker International has joined a growing list of restaurants that have pledged to improve conditions for pigs in their supply chain. The group owns Chili's, which is responsible for 1,500 casual restaurants known for their baby back ribs. The new policy also applies to Maggiano's and ... More >>
Speaking of pork, the nonprofit, one might say PETA-like, organization Mercy For Animals, is none to happy with where Walmart gets theirs. Which at least partially explains why the group plans to have a caged, bloody pig at the Walmart Neighborhood Market at Central and Hall Street this morning at 1 ... More >>
Confining sows in small gestation crates has come under great scrutiny lately. Major companies like McDonald's, Burger King, Wendy's and most recently the nation's second largest grocery chain, Safeway, have announced a phase-out of pork supplied by farms that use gestation crates. However, recent ... More >>
Led by a little-known minister, protesters rallied to run a Korean store owner out of business. Then they learned a little more about that minister.
A number of articles have been published in the last few days as Safeway and Kroger have announced their intentions to stop selling ground beef products that contain lean finely textured beef. The ammonia treated additive has gotten significant attention after receiving the nickname "pink slime." I ... More >>
Speaking of new grocery stores ...Last we'd been told, the Central Market replacing the old Borders (which replaced an old Safeway) in Preston Royal would be open come "mid-winter." But as you can see from the photo I snapped a couple of nights ago, it's looking awful close to opening. How close? ... More >>
Heritage TurkeyIn college I had to take a communications class, which involved giving a persuasive speech. Luckily, I don't remember mine. But, I'll never forget the girl who persuaded us not to eat chicken. It worked. She did a standing ovation-worthy physical interpretation of a chicken wit ... More >>
The under-construction Central Market in Preston Royal, which used to be a Safeway, by the way. You can see the original walls from the Royal Lane side, matter of fact.Used to be, a business situated too close to a school, church, hospital or daycare center that wanted to sell booze couldn't, exc ... More >>
The Blockbuster outlet at Lovers and Inwood closed shortly before the end of 2010.As you'll recall, Blockbuster ended the year by announcing it's looking over all its leases and planning on breaking many of them, after which it'll shutter stores, dump inventory for pennies on the dollar and turn ... More >>
Sarah Dodd[Editor's note at 4:27 p.m.: Jim has opted to turn this item into a live blog concerning the afternoon's doings at Dallas City Hall. The Simon David debate has wrapped with a vote in favor of the store's expansion, so the council has moved on to the University of North Texas Dallas camp ... More >>
DDTers Jason Wolford, EZ Eddie D and Jeff Liles The puke green exterior made the Mitchell Building in Deep Ellum look like a frightening industrial shop of horrors. Far from being accidental, that's by design -- the place was actually a weapons manufacturing facility during Word War II.In the ear ... More >>
"We're going to chew them up on corporate brands. And we're just going to keep driving corporate brands." (Steven Burd, president of Safeway--parent of Tom Thumb and Randalls--speaking on the importance of store brands as leverage against the large food companies. Some grocery chains have been cutti ... More >>
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