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 […]

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. […]