July 26, 2012 |
Lest men get lost in the feminine hygiene section or the towering array of probiotic yogurts, a New York grocery store has created a testosterone haven: a so-called man aisle stocked with all the goods a dude could desire. It's a supermarket man cave of sorts, according to the New York Post . The dedicated aisle at Westside Market NYC features steak sauce, condoms, booze, deodorant, razors and other gentlemanly necessities. The grocery store's selection of beer sits next to the special section, dubbed the "Aisle of Man. " Elsewhere in the market, customers can find more evolved fare, such as Apollinaris sparkling mineral water imported from Germany, organic produce and Kashkaval cheese.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 16, 1998
After the merger between Ralphs and Hughes supermarkets, the state attorney general ordered that 19 of the Southern California stores be sold or closed for antitrust reasons. The Times article, "Merger Eating Away at Possible Buyers of 19 Ralphs / Hughes Stores," (Aug. 11) said that because so many mergers are going on, Ralphs is now finding it difficult to find a buyer for these stores. Many months ago I wrote protesting plans to close the Ralphs store in Central Plaza in Camarillo.
November 27, 2006 |
It's like one of those "Choose Your Own Adventure" books you loved as a kid. When Roberta Valderrama auditioned for TBS' new series "10 Items or Less," about life working in a supermarket, producers handed her an actual application to the grocery store where the show is set. In filling out the form, she scribbled a character into existence that day: Yolanda Nelson, she wrote, mother of three and a former security guard fired for sporting oversized hoop earrings.
August 13, 2012 |
At one level, the debate over whether to allow Wal-Mart to open a grocery store in Chinatown seems like a big fuss over something fairly small. The store would be just 33,000 square feet and would sell only groceries and sundries; it would not be a "superstore. " The new market would create some jobs and offer some inexpensive products, but it would hardly revolutionize the local economy or bring relief to a food desert. Chinatown already has more than a dozen markets, as well as bakeries and other food outlets.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 4, 2013 |
Foes of a planned Wal-Mart grocery store in Chinatown filed a lawsuit Thursday against the city of Los Angeles seeking to bar the chain market from opening. The Asian Pacific American Labor Alliance L.A., working with the Southeast Asian Community Alliance, said the city's Community Redevelopment Agency board failed to review the Chinatown project before building permits were awarded for the planned supermarket. The nonprofit groups contend that a redevelopment vote was required and are seeking to have the building permits rescinded.
July 28, 2012 |
In staffing his organic-oriented Fresco Community Market in Montecito Heights early last year, Jon Murga looked for employees in an unlikely place: skid row. He hired 11 people then and one this month through a job development program at the Los Angeles Mission. Most were trying to stay off drugs, alcohol or both as they struggled to exit the ranks of the homeless. Some were trying to put criminal convictions in the past. To Murga, 47, it is the right thing for employers in the community to do: "It's possible to change the conversation about the homeless situation.