Tag Archives: Safeway

CPG Anti GMO Brands Face Boycott

The Organic Consumers Association is calling for a boycott of  natural/organic brands whose parent companies donated heavily to defeat California’s Proposition 37 that would have required the labeling of GMO ingredients.  We agree.   The culprits include Cascadian Farm, Muir Glen and LaraBar (owned by General Mills), Odwalla and Honest Tea (owned by Coca Cola), […]

Schlepping in Seattle Or Hooray for PCC

Somehow I thought they would look different. Must have been because that the Seattle neighborhood I was staying in, the Green Lake area, was inundated by so many joggers, roller bladders and bicyclists, that I thought Seattle-ites blood was made of Clif Bars and that the supermarkets here would be leading the way in the […]

Retail Wrecking Ball Part of Safeway’s Renewal

“Holy granola they tore down the Safeway,” I yelled driving through Mill Valley last week. In case you don’t know, north of San Francisco is Marin County where there’s less fog, more sunshine and even more money. The dreary Safeways in Mill Valley always surprised me. And while a lot of these well-heeled Mill Valley-ites […]

Why Most Supermarkets Suck

One of the greatest unstated assets Whole Foods has had forever has been evident to anyone who cared to look.  Its the dirty little secret about conventional grocers.  The simply the fact the most large chain supermarkets suck. The dirty little secret about the supermarket business is that it’s not about the consumer at all.  […]