grocery stores http://wwno.org en Whole Foods Opens New Store, Geared To Lower Income Shoppers, In Mid-City http://wwno.org/post/whole-foods-opens-new-store-geared-lower-income-shoppers-mid-city <p><span style="background-color: transparent; font-family: Arial; font-size: 21px; white-space: pre-wrap; line-height: 1.5;">A new Whole Foods store opened in Mid-City on Tuesday, at Broad and </span>Bienville<span style="background-color: transparent; font-family: Arial; font-size: 21px; white-space: pre-wrap; line-height: 1.5;">. It’s the site of the former </span>Schwegmann’s<span style="background-color: transparent; font-family: Arial; font-size: 21px; white-space: pre-wrap; line-height: 1.5;"> grocery, which has been vacant ever since Katrina.</span></p> Tue, 04 Feb 2014 13:00:00 +0000 Kate Richardson 53382 at http://wwno.org 7th Ward Residents Await The Return Of The Circle Food Store http://wwno.org/post/7th-ward-residents-await-return-circle-food-store <p><em style="line-height: 1.5;">More than eight years after it flooded and closed due to Hurricane Katrina, the Circle Food Store on the corner of Claiborne and St. Bernard Avenues is about to reopen its doors. The historic landmark served the&nbsp;7<sup>th</sup>&nbsp;Ward from 1938 up until the storm, and it’s said to have been the first New Orleans grocery owned and operated by African-Americans. Long time residents and customers voice their reactions to the long-awaited return of this neighborhood staple.</em></p> Mon, 06 Jan 2014 11:07:00 +0000 Laine Kaplan-Levenson 51451 at http://wwno.org Mid-City 'Grocery War' Highlights City-Wide Food Access Questions http://wwno.org/post/mid-city-grocery-war-highlights-city-wide-food-access-questions <p>One week ago a new Winn-Dixie supermarket opened its doors on Carrollton Avenue, and many people in the neighborhood say that launched a full on grocery war.</p><p>Because Rouses Market has a store right across the street.</p><p>Giveaways, food samples, contests and entertainment have been the weapons so far. South Louisiana-based Rouses has done a fair share of trash talking about the Florida-based chain Winn-Dixie, to boot.</p> Wed, 07 Aug 2013 02:47:07 +0000 Eve Troeh & Marla Nelson 41116 at http://wwno.org Wake Up Call To Grocery Stores: Young People Shop Around http://wwno.org/post/wake-call-grocery-stores-young-people-shop-around Supermarkets have spent decades catering to the needs and wants of baby boomers, and now the millennial generation is disappointed with what they're finding at traditional grocery stores, and are shopping elsewhere in greater numbers.<p>In fact, a new market research <a href="http://www.jefco.com/pdfs/TroubleinAisle5_062712.pdf">report</a> called <em>Trouble in Aisle 5</em> reports that millennials buy only 41 percent of their food at traditional grocery stores, compared to the boomers' 50 percent.<p>Instead of buying the same brands from the same store every week like their baby boomer parent Wed, 11 Jul 2012 21:00:00 +0000 editor 15546 at http://wwno.org