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Hollywood Farmers Market closed during police standoff

Jul. 31, 2022 18:40 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The popular Hollywood Farmers Market was closed Sunday after a man fired a gun inside his apartment and threw objects out of his window into the street before barricading himself inside, police said. No injuries were reported and the suspect was taken into...

1st Trader Joe's union approved at Massachusetts store

Jul. 28, 2022 17:01 PM EDT

Employees at a Trader Joe’s supermarket in Massachusetts on Thursday became the latest workers at a major company to approve a labor union. The store in Hadley, about 80 miles (129 kilometers) west of Boston, is the first Trader Joe’s with an employees union, although workers at...

'Day by day': Trade bans, inflation send food prices soaring

Jul. 23, 2022 02:23 AM EDT

Soki Wu's food stall, tucked in a food court in a shopping mall in Singapore, is a crowd favorite for its fresh, juicy “chicken rice," a national dish. But customers recently began complaining that his chicken didn't taste quite as good as it used to. Wu was forced to switch to...

Long lines are back at US food banks as inflation hits high

Jul. 14, 2022 12:32 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — Long lines are back at food banks around the U.S. as working Americans overwhelmed by inflation turn to handouts to help feed their families. With gas prices soaring along with grocery costs, many people are seeking charitable food for the first time, and more are...

Charleston seeks new solution to unsold farmers market food

Jun. 12, 2022 00:04 AM EDT

CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — Vendors at Charleston’s city-run farmers markets used to be able to donate unsold food and produce to a nonprofit that distributed it to those in need. But after the markets returned from a COVID-19 hiatus, the organization has lost too much manpower both...

More turn to UK food banks as food and fuel bills soar

May. 24, 2022 08:20 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — For many struggling families, older people and the homeless, Michelle Dornelly’s food hub in east London has been a lifeline. Since the COVID-19 pandemic hit Britain, she has been collecting surplus groceries from supermarkets and distributing them to people who can't afford to...

Iran raises prices of food staples, stirring panic and anger

May. 12, 2022 13:24 PM EDT

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Iran abruptly raised prices as much as 300% for a variety of staples such as cooking oil, chicken, eggs and milk on Thursday. Scores of alarmed Iranians waited in long lines to snatch up bundles of food and emptied supermarket shelves across the country in the...

High inflation leaves food banks struggling to meet needs

May. 11, 2022 16:20 PM EDT

Kendall Nunamaker and her family of five in Kennewick, Washington, faced impossible math this month: How to pay for gas, groceries and the mortgage with inflation driving up prices? Like many other working families, the Nunamakers are grappling with the 8.3% inflation in the...

Kansas governor signs bill phasing out grocery sales tax

May. 11, 2022 16:00 PM EDT

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Democratic Gov. Laura Kelly on Wednesday signed into law a plan from Republican lawmakers to phase out the state's sales tax on groceries over three years. Kelly had a ceremony at a grocery store in Olathe, fulfilling a promise to sign the bill even though it is...

Editorial Roundup: Iowa

May. 09, 2022 13:45 PM EDT

Quad-City Times. May 5, 2022. Editorial: Farmers’ markets help more than you might think We don’t often have the opportunity to make a statement about 21st century consumerism and consumption than we do by going to a farmers’ market. The Downtown...