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Supervalu Pressures Farmers To End Use Of Pig Pens

One of the country’s largest grocery companies is joining others who are pressuring pork suppliers to stop using restrictive gestation crates for their pigs. Supervalu says it will require reports from its suppliers on their progress in producing pork without the use of the individual stalls that are too narrow for a pregnant pig to turn around.

03/12/2014

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Good Question: How Is Food Tax Decided?

Right now, Papa Murphy’s is fighting a push to tax its take-and-bake pizza. The pizza is not considered “prepared” food, so it’s exempt. Looking at your grocery receipt to see what’s taxed often doesn’t make a whole lot of sense. So how is food tax decided? Heather Brown takes a close look at this Good Question.

01/21/2014

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2 Rainbow Foods Close Due To Economy, Heavy Competition

A grocery store war in the Twin Cities is claiming two more casualties. The Rainbow Foods in Columbia Heights closed Wednesday and the Rainbow store in Brooklyn Park will close on Feb. 16.

01/08/2014

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The Wedge To Open Eat Street Location

Fans of The Wedge co-op will have reason to celebrate, as plans to open another location in Minneapolis have been announced. The 15,500-square-foot space will be the first phase of a multi-year expansion project for The Wedge.

01/02/2014

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Could Farm Bill Lead To Higher Grocery Prices?

The gridlock in Washington D.C. may soon be felt at a grocery store near you. While lawmakers are expected to vote on a budget deal on Thursday, it’s a different bill that could really impact your wallet. If Congress doesn’t pass a new farm bill by the end of the year milk prices could double.

12/12/2013

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Here’s How To Carve Your Thanksgiving Grocery Bill Down By A Third

It’s a week until Thanksgiving, and new numbers show the average cost for a traditional dinner for 10 people will cost about $50. But one local consumer expert says just 10 minutes of work before you head to the grocery store could chop your bill by a third.

11/21/2013

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Food Assistance Cut Has Food Shelves Bracing For Impact

Starting Friday, thousands of Minnesotans using food stamps will have a lot less money to purchase food as billions of dollars are being cut from the Federal Food Assistance Program. This is the first across-the-board reduction ever for the program.

11/01/2013

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Minnesotans Affected By Cuts To Food Stamps

Starting Friday, thousands of Minnesotans using food stamps will have a lot less money to purchase food as billions of dollars are being cut from the Federal Food Assistance Program. This is the first across-the-board reduction ever for the program.

11/01/2013

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Spartan Stores Buying Nash Finch In All-Stock Deal

Food distributor Spartan Stores Inc. is buying Nash Finch Co., a major grocery distributor to military commissaries, in an all-stock deal valued at approximately $312 million in a move that will expand its distribution area.

07/22/2013

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Sen. Franken Urges Support For Food Stamp Grocery Delivery

U.S. Sen. Al Franken is saying some Minnesotans should be able to buy home-delivered groceries with food stamps.

07/02/2013

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Medica Program Could Cut Down Your Grocery Bills

Saving money is getting easier for 200,000 Minnesota families. Medica is rolling out a new program Monday that helps people save money and eat healthier. The program is called “healthy savings.” Each week, a new list of healthy foods will go on sale.

06/14/2013

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Target Rolling Out Organic, Natural Grocery Brand

Target Corp. is planning a new organic and natural store brand as it works to rev up its grocery business. The big-box retailer says the new brand, called Simply Balanced, will start with drinks and snacks like corn chips.

06/07/2013

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Target Ad Campaign Puts Food In The Spotlight

Is Target’s grocery aisle ready for its close up?

01/04/2013

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Still Need To Get Turkey Day Groceries? You’re In Luck

No need to feel like a turkey if you don’t have all your shopping done. Plenty of stores are open late.

11/21/2012

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The Dirty Dozen: Foods You Should Always Buy Organic

As you’ve probably heard or experienced, buying organic foods at the grocery store can cost more. So when you’re at the grocery store, how do you know what to spend your money on?

09/10/2012

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