Price Chopper will begin carrying seafood from Local Ocean in a deal that will make it the first grocer to offer locally raised saltwater fish, the company says. Local Ocean, based in Hudson, N.Y., raises sea bream, fluke, black sea bass, white sea bass, yellowtail and branzino.
Down to Earth Natural Foods & Lifestyle, a Hawaiian food store chain that operates three stores on Oahu and two on Maui, has been doing business in the Islands for 30 years. The chain is now gearing up for the entrance of Whole Foods, which is set to open its first Hawaii store in early 2008.
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Discount food retailers such as So Low and Mike's Discount Foods, which sell foods close to their expiration date or with slightly damaged packaging, are seeing more middle-income customers as increasing food costs price shoppers out of traditional grocers.
American Gold Seafood farms "natural" Atlantic salmon with no hormones, antibiotics or steroids. Though there are no federal standards on farming fish, the company's practices are stringent enough for Whole Foods to sell its salmon.