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Finding that Perfect Watermelon

Summer is here, and that means people are enjoying their favourite summer foods once again. While most summer foods are available year-round, there’s a few that can only be enjoyed during their peak growing seasons. Among them, the large, juicy, and delicious Watermelon. Finding that perfect Watermelon is a surprising source of debate – everyone […]

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Protecting Yourself at the Supermarket

I hate to say it, but amid all the good that is happening in the world, it can still be a dangerous place when you let your guard down in the wrong areas. The supermarket – as safe of a place as it is to buy food – is only as safe as customers inside […]

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Shopping Safely During COVID-19

When you go grocery shopping in this age, you’re not just getting exposed to consumer goods – you’re also getting exposed to a host of ways that COVID-19 can spread to you, and to your family. After seeing people shop for months and months during this pandemic, the Grocery Store Insider has more than a […]

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Taking Care of Your Christmas Tree

To many people, a real Christmas tree is an important holiday staple. A combination of tradition and authentic scent which can be passed through generations. Some head to Tree farms to find this year’s tree, some to Tree lots around town, and some, simply, to the grocery store to get a pre-cut tree. Either way, […]

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Store Capacity Limits amid COVID-19

In many parts of the world, the ongoing spread of COVID-19 has led to lockdowns consisting of limits on social gatherings, closures of non-essential businesses, and store capacity limits on businesses that remain open. Stores in many areas that can stay open are only allowed to let in a certain percentage of people relative to […]

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Christmas Shopping at the Supermarket

Every December, last-minute shoppers everywhere descend on malls everywhere (or, in the case of some years, e-commerce sites) hoping to snag that perfect last-minute gift, since even though they knew they had all year to do it, simply couldn’t bear to buy Christmas gifts any sooner. Among those people who are on the nice list, […]

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Is This Left-Out Food Safe to Eat?

It happens to all of us – we buy an item, bring it home, and leave it sitting out of the refrigerator or freezer for several hours, or even overnight when it belongs there while we are unpacking our grocery items in our kitchens. A lot of the time, this will result in spoilage, but […]

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Why Seasonal Merchandise Appears Early

You’re out grocery shopping in, let’s say, the end of July, and you see Halloween Candy. Maybe it’s September and you’re starting to see Christmas merchandise. It might be the first week of July but every store has back-to-school displays starting to go up. For everyone wondering why seasonal merchandise appears early, there’s an answer, […]

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Ways You Waste Money at the Supermarket

People are shoppers. Very thoughtless shoppers. So thoughtless, in fact, that if it weren’t for those damn marketers, they would be saving oh-so-much money every single trip. It’s crazy to think this is possible, but every second of every day, someone falls for the following traps. Here’s just a few ways you waste money – […]

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Preparing for the Holidays – Buying Food at Christmas

Preparing for the Holidays is something we in the industry do without even thinking. Christmas is predictable. So is the end of Christmas – where every December 23rd and 24th where people come in rushing to find an ingredient no other store in town has left. These ingredients vary and are not limited to the […]