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Local chains earn good marks in Consumer Reports

The latest issue of Consumer Reports rates 52 grocery chains and ranks them based on several factors. Here’s how some chains with local stores did: Wegmans, which has a store in Mechanicsburg, ranked NUMBER 1 out of all the chains … Continue reading

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Things that will cost more in 2012

Last week, I posted about things that will drop in price in 2012. Now, it’s time to discuss the ugly flipside: things that are expected to go up in price in 2012. CNN.com has compiled a list:

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The debate over self-serve checkouts

The Associated Press said that many grocery stores are reconsidering the self-serve checkout lanes. In fact, one Massachusetts grocery chain is eliminating them. And research shows more customers prefer the traditional checkout lanes.

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Retail hurting, everyone blames economy

Retail stores are really hurting and just about everyone is pointing a finger at the economy. Even with the government stimulus checks, stores like Steve & Barry’s and Boscov’s filed Chapter 11 bankruptcy and BonTon earnings took a hit. The … Continue reading

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