Why should I pay more for groceries?


More than a decade ago, when the nation was experiencing a historic economic boom, grocery stores were the go-to places for the rich to shop.Now, the cost of groceries has risen so much that the grocery stores are now struggling to keep up with the ever-rising costs of living.Nowhere is this more evident than in […]

How the Pretend Grocery Store Changed the World


Pretend grocery stores became ubiquitous in America in the 1960s and 1970s.Now that they’ve been phased out, their story is a cautionary tale of what happens when the internet turns into a major force.With all the new food, drink and entertainment options, Pretend’s story may sound familiar.Pretend was founded in 1996 by a couple of […]

Which grocery stores are the best?


It’s the best grocery store in Chicago, according to a new study.Recode’s Data-Driven Survey of Retailers says Chicago grocery store chains with a total of at least $100 million in annual sales are the most popular with a whopping 95 percent of respondents saying they are the top 10 places to buy groceries in the […]

What the experts think about Chicago grocery stores’ new dress code


RUSSELLVILLE, Ill.— Chicago grocery stores have been trying to make a big statement with a new dress-code policy, which requires shoppers to wear skirts, dresses or shorts on some store property.The policy, announced in February, sparked controversy and protests, but the city has now made some changes.The rules were supposed to go into effect Jan. […]