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Is Organic Food Worth The Extra Cost?

Organic food was once only available at health food stores, but today it’s available at almost every grocery store. More consumers are asking the question of whether buying organic is actually worth the extra cost.

06/13/2012

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Minn. FoodShare Reports Record March Campaign

Minnesota FoodShare says its 30th annual campaign was another record-setter. Minnesota FoodShare raised almost $8.5 million in monetary donations and more than 4.4 million pounds of food in March.

04/19/2012

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Supervalu’s Reports Loss For 4Q

Supervalu Inc. said Tuesday that it swung to a loss in the fourth quarter as a result of impairment charges and costs related to store closures and layoffs. But excluding those items, the company’s results beat Wall Street’s expectations, sending its shares up 15 percent.

04/10/2012

Trader Joe's

Proposed Lyn-Lake Trader Joe’s Hits Roadblock

There is a new roadblock for a proposed Trader Joes in Minneapolis’ Lyn-Lake neighborhood.

04/03/2012

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Supervalu Stops Buying ‘Pink Slime’ Meat

At least three national supermarket operators have decided to stop buying ground beef that contains the filler now known as “pink slime.”

03/22/2012

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General Mills 3Q Net Income Dips, Revenue Rises

General Mills Inc.’s fiscal third-quarter profit edged lower due to rising costs, but its revenue improved on strength abroad.

03/21/2012

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Supervalu Loss Widens, Shares Skid

Grocery store operator Supervalu Inc. said Wednesday that its fiscal third-quarter net loss widened due to costs related to a turnaround plan, continued high food prices and a cautious consumer.

01/11/2012

Roundy’s Supermarkets Files For IPO

Roundy’s Supermarkets Inc., which operates 158 grocery stores in three states, expects to raise $230 million through an initial public stock offering.

12/05/2011

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Wis. Bureau: Turkey Dinner Will Cost 11 Percent More

The Wisconsin Farm Bureau says the average price of a traditional Thanksgiving dinner in the state is just over $50 this year.

11/11/2011

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Congressman Ellison Talks Food Stamp Challenge

It’s a sign of the times. A record 43 million Americans are on food stamps. About 9 percent of Minnesotans — nearly half a million people — depend on food stamps. This week in Washington, D.C., Minnesota Rep. Keith Ellison has been eating on a food stamp budget of $4.50 a day.

11/02/2011

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Target September Revenue Figure Jumps

Target Corp. said Thursday that sales of groceries, beauty products and clothing helped fuel a 5.3 percent September rise in revenue at stores open at least a year.

10/06/2011

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Cutting Coupons Made Easy, Not Extreme

More and more people are turning to coupons to save a few bucks each month, but you don’t have to be an extreme couponer to save some extreme money.

09/20/2011

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Target February Revenue Figure Up 1.8 Percent

Target said Thursday that a key revenue figure rose 1.8 percent for February, helped by sales of fresh food and by shoppers with its branded cards taking advantage of a 5 percent discount, but the results missed analyst expectations.

03/03/2011

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Minnesota Grown Directory Turning 30 Years Old

The 30th anniversary edition of the Minnesota Grown Directory comes out in April.

02/09/2011

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Target’s 3Q Profit Rises 22.6 Percent

Target Corp. is projecting a merry holiday as the discounter counts on a 5 percent discount for its credit and debit card customers as well as revamping of hundreds of stores to draw in shoppers.

11/17/2010

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