Maryland grocery stores close for the season after mall shooting


A Maryland grocery store chain announced that it will close for Thanksgiving.Walmart said the closure is “due to the high volume of merchandise and the increased risk of violence.”The company did not say when it will reopen.The shooting occurred in a mall in suburban Maryland’s Capital Region about an hour north of Washington, D.C. The […]

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 […]