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“Apocalyptic” Crowds, Hour-Long Lines and Hazard Pay: Philly Grocery Store Employees Tell All

We asked employees at four different grocery stores in Philadelphia about how COVID-19 was affecting their jobs and wellbeing; they offered their time, valuable insight […]

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The First Lidl Grocery Store in Philadelphia Is Now Open in Port Richmond

Lidl opened its newest store in Pennsylvania this week — the Port Richmond store will be Lidl’s first in the city and sixth in Pennsylvania, […]

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Giant Heirloom’s Northern Liberties Grocery Store Will Have a Full Taproom and Gaming Area

This article has been updated. We didn’t give out a Best of Philly award for best grocer this year, but if we had, Giant Heirloom […]

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Food Co-Ops Are on the Rise in Philly

This past Friday, Mayor Kenney declared October 19th the inaugural Philadelphia Grocery Co-op Day. His proclamation, which prompted a full-day, city-wide celebration, recognized local food […]

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Trader Joe’s Is Opening a Second Location in Philadelphia

Philly Is Getting Another Trader Joe’s We’d heard rumors for almost a year that Trader Joe’s was looking at adding a second location in the […]

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Giant Breaks Ground on Flagship Grocery Store in Center City

Although there are still plenty of areas in Philadelphia with limited access to supermarkets, the city’s in the throes of a grocery store boom. In […]

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Acme Was Once the Dominant Supermarket in Philly. What Went Wrong?

Acme president Jim Perkins, a 55-year-old man with a retired football player’s bulk, steamrolls through his flagship Paoli store, past the bank, the Starbucks, the […]

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Giant Heirloom Market Is Opening Three More Locations in Philly

When Giant Food Stores opened its first Giant Heirloom Market, in Graduate Hospital in January, the launch was big news. Although the grocery store chain […]

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7 Reasons You’ll Love Shopping at the New Kensington Community Food Co-op

New businesses rarely launch on time. When they post opening dates on Facebook and Instagram, we mentally add four to six months on to figure […]

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Bucks County Is Getting a Local and Natural Foods Grocery Store

When a city is growing, there are the obvious markers: rising housing prices, more traffic, hipster restaurants popping up on every corner. We’d make the […]

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After More Than a Decade of Planning, Kensington Will Get Its First Food Co-op

They wanted to do something positive for the neighborhood. That was the initial goal of the folks who got together in 2008, worried that the […]

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Is Giant Heirloom Market or Wegmans Cheaper Than Sprouts and Trader Joe’s?

The understatement of 2019 might be that Philly is changing. Over the past few years, more (and often younger) folks are moving into the region, […]

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10 Reasons You’ll Love Shopping at the New Giant Heirloom Market

This post has been updated. Typically, Giant grocery stores are…fine. If you’re familiar with the mega-chain, you understand it as being like every other standard […]

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Here’s When Giant Heirloom Market Will Open in Graduate Hospital

We’re in a new age of grocery shopping, Philly, and you won’t hear any complaints from us. Sprouts opened in September, bringing supercharged amenities like […]

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5 Fascinating Things We Learned From Consumers’ Checkbook’s Huge Grocery Store Study

Let’s face it: Grocery store prices are something that affect us all. And according to a new Consumers’ Checkbook study of Delaware Valley grocery stores (made […]