Wednesday, January 2, 2013
The law that goes into effect on Jan. 1, 2013 allows store owners to place scanners in the aisles, making shoppers do their own price checks, instead of individually marking each item.
Starting on New Year's Day 2013, Massachuetts is the last state in the union to abolish a law requiring individual price tags on all food items. Instead of having the prices marked on every item, as has been the law since 1987, grocery stores can now install aisle price scanners every 5,000 square feet that would display the prices of scanned items. Gov. Deval Patrick signed the bill into law in July after earlier passing in the House and Senate—with only two senators in session. The bill, called "An Act relative to clear and conspicuous price disclosure," has been strongly supported for years by the Retailers Association of Massachusetts, who argued that the current system creates less accurate pricing, lowers the level of service for …
Monday, October 1, 2012
A Salmonella outbreak led to more than 100 nut butter spreads recalled. Check out the complete list.
Stoneham, be on the lookout — a peanut butter recall that began at Trader Joe's late September was expanded recently to more than 100 peanut butter, almond butter, cashew butter and Tahini and roasted blanched peanut products made by Sunland Inc.'s Portales, N.M. plant. The voluntary recall was initiated after reports of 30 people infected between June 11 and Sept. 2 with the outbreak strain of Salmonella Bredeney from 19 states possibly linked to the peanut and almond butter surfaced, according to news releases from the Food and Drug Administration and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Four people have been hospitalized in connection with the illness; however, no fatalities have been reported. "There is nothing more important to…
Saturday, May 19, 2012
If you need to get groceries while (only slightly) out of town, check out any of these businesses.
We asked readers this week about their favorite spots to pick up a dozen eggs or a gallon of milk. Check out some of these places our readers named as their favorites right here in the greater Boston area: Back Bay: Trader Joe's, 899 Boylston Street Beacon Hill: Charles Street Market, 66 Charles St Stoneham: Stop & Shop Supermarket, 259 Main Street Wakefield: The Farmland, 415 Main St. Charlestown: Foodmaster, 5 Austin St. Melrose: Foodmaster, 880 Main Street Malden: Super Stop & Shop, 60 Broadway Somerville: Market Basket, 400 Somerville Ave. Medford: Stop & Shop, 760 Fellsway Arlington: D'Agostino's, 1297 Mass Ave. South End: Foodie's Urban Market, 1421 Washington St.
Monday, May 14, 2012
Let us know your favorite place to buy food, drinks or lottery tickets by voting in our Readers' Choice poll, writing a directory review and posting a comment below.
Do you have a favorite place to buy food, drinks or perhaps even lottery tickets? If so, we want to know for this week's Best of Patch Readers' Choice contest: What is the best convenience/grocery store in Stoneham? How Can I Help My Favorite Place Win? Make sure to vote in our poll, write a directory review in our "Directory" section (business directory listings are linked below) and post a comment below the poll in the comments section. Poll Voting Ten points are awarded to the winner of the poll, eight points to the second-place finisher and six points to third place. Directory Reviews Ten points will also be awarded to the store that tallies the most positive directory listing reviews, while the second-place finisher gets eight points…
Wednesday, January 5, 2011
The Shaw's Supermarket located at 109 Main St. in Stoneham is one of five stores shuttering Feb. 17 in Massachusetts and Rhode Island.
The Shaw's Supermarket located at 109 Main St. will be one of five unprofitable stores in Massachusetts and Rhode Island closing its doors Feb. 17, the company announced Wednesday. The Associated Press reports (via Forbes.com) that the company said in a statement that it opted to close the stores in Stoneham, Revere and New Bedford in Massachusetts and in Johnston and Bald Hill Road in Warwick, R.I. "only after careful evaluation." "The competitive markets we operate in, and today's difficult economic environment," were factors in the decision to close the stores, according to the statement. It's unclear how many employees may be impacted with the Stoneham location shuttering, but the company did indicate that some may be moved to …