Residents of Staten Island, N.Y., are welcoming a Key Food store that gives them their first large, local grocery store since a King Kullen closed in 2010. The 35,000-square-foot Key Food has a full-service butcher, fresh seafood, prepared foods, and a wide assortment of gluten-free and organic products.
Supreme Chocolatier, the Staten Island, N.Y., chocolate company founded in 1911, is again inviting the public for tours of its 100,000-square-foot retail store and factory. The company stopped the tours a few years ago because it lacked sufficient staff, said Stephanie Katsoris, granddaughter of the company's founder.
Consumers want to eat nutritious foods but are more concerned with cutting costs. According to a survey, 70% of consumers said healthful foods are more difficult to afford, 53% said they often buy less healthful foods to save money, and 44% said their budgets don't have room for nutritious food options.
A grant of $1 million from the Pennsylvania Energy Development Authority is being used by Wegmans Food Markets to install hydrogen fuel-cell-powered material-handling equipment at its Retail Service Center in Pottsville, Pa. The hydrogen fuel cells allow for lower operating costs and also reduce greenhouse-gas emissions.