Supermarkets

Save Yourselves

‘Lightweighting’ – The Trick Supermarkets Use to Get Around Plastic Targets

VICE has found cases of Sainsbury’s switching glass bottles for plastic, while other major supermarkets are thinning plastic packaging, rather than removing it.
Ruby Lott-Lavigna
7.30.19
Supermarkets

64-Year-Old Man Asked to Leave Supermarket for Wearing Flat Cap

The man, who walks with a stick, reportedly told security “where to stick it.”
Ruby Lott-Lavigna
6.1.18
philosophy

The Moral Dilemma of Scamming the Supermarket Self-Checkout Machines

We asked a bunch of philosophers how guilty you should feel for scanning expensive avocados as cheap-as-hell carrots.
Ruby Lott-Lavigna
5.31.18
grocery stores

People Tell Us How They Got Fired From Their Foodservice Jobs

Some people played Snake on their phones; some people committed felonies.
Simon Espholm
5.10.18
food waste

Sainsbury’s Abandons £10 Million Food Waste Project

The supermarket's £10 million scheme resulted in only a 9 percent drop in food waste—way off its 50 percent target.
Ruby Lott-Lavigna
5.8.18
Supermarkets

Watch Sainsbury’s CEO Obliviously Singing 'We're in the Money' After Huge Supermarket Deal

Mike Coupe sang several verses of the song right before an interview with ITV News.
Ruby Lott-Lavigna
5.1.18
oversized objects

A Supermarket in Germany Now Sells Nutella in Enormous Buckets

No mortal soul needs this much chocolate spread.
Friederike Schütt
3.16.18
weather

Relax, Brits: You Don't Need to Panic-Buy Food Just Because It's Cold

Despite frantic tweets showing photos of empty supermarket shelves, the Dolmio sauce probably won't run out anytime soon.
Ruby Lott-Lavigna
2.27.18
robots

Scottish Supermarket Fires Robot Employee for Scaring Away Customers

Fabio, a small humanoid creation designed by Japanese company SoftBank Robotics, tried his best.
Ruby Lott-Lavigna
1.23.18
veganism

The Problems with the UK's New 'Big Vegan' Industry

Major brands are finally trying to bring veganism to the masses, but they're doing it all wrong.
Hannah Ewens
1.17.18
spreads

Peanut Butter Is Better Than Jam, Don’t @ Us

Supermarket data shows that the nutty spread is set to make over £100 million in sales in 2018. Take that, sugary berry goo.
Ruby Lott-Lavigna
1.16.18
UNRELENTING JOY

Knighthoods, Please, for the 13-Year-Olds Who Got Locked in a Sainsbury’s and Ate £300 Worth of Food

In Scotland!
Joel Golby
8.16.17
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