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It could cost Americans 20 percent more to get their bacon fixes as a deadline virus sweeps through the nation's hog barns. (Patch file photo)
Bob B April 16, 2014 at 09:24 pm
There is always a reason for a price-increase - I can't remember ever reading about a reason for aRead More price-decrease. It's possible no one else has noticed this. Isn't capitalism wonderful?
mark April 17, 2014 at 04:39 am
The disease came from China! Aids came from Africa, other diseases come from Mexico but yet we letRead More people flood to this country and they bring those diseases with them!
kay sieverding April 17, 2014 at 06:56 am
The price of pork can also go up because the price of beef is up. It's not just weather andRead More disease, it's also cost of fuel.
Capriotti’s new location on Diablo Street in Concord.
Andrew Park April 11, 2014 at 02:52 pm
Capriotti's is currently based in Las Vegas, NV and was born in Delaware in 1976! :)
Susan C. Schena April 11, 2014 at 02:58 pm
Clarified! Thank you!
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Auntie JPEG March 8, 2014 at 10:12 pm
What's up with the county & state keeping the money?
rose forrest March 11, 2014 at 06:50 am
Say bye bye Safeway and hello Trader Joes and Sprouts! Grocery outlet also.
j e guerrero jr March 11, 2014 at 07:03 am
Safsway customer club members have an id when checking out. It should have been distributed to theRead More cistomers. Where is the ethics?
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timothy March 8, 2014 at 01:31 pm
Hope you are right Chacha
Phil Simmons March 8, 2014 at 04:02 pm
ChaCha's got it right. Safeway was not bought by Albertsons. It was bought by Cerberus. They are aRead More capital management company. They buy stuff that needs to be restructured due to either bad business or changing economic models. "Super"markets are a dying breed. The mega stores like Costco and Sam's Club are beating them from the top. TJ's, Sprouts and dozens if not hundreds of neighborhood stores around the country are beating them from the other end. And the middle can't survive either because Walmart, Target, and other discounters are beating them in that space. Anyone that does not believe this needs to consider just one thing. Go to all of the other type stores, look at how busy they all are. Then realize that every dollar that goes to Costco, TJ's, Grocery Outlet, Walmart, etc is one more dollar that no longer goes to Safeway, Lucky, Albertsons, or the other "super"markets. The future will not look like the past. This buyout is just one of many that have already happened nationwide, such as Kroger buying Harris Teeter. This is step one in the downsizing and eventual elimination of the 1950's - 90's era "Super"market.
Phil Simmons March 8, 2014 at 04:09 pm
One other thing. If the City of Hercules continues to go along with the sale of its property toRead More Safeway/Albertsons/Cerberus and continues down the path of building a "super"market/parking lot/gas station type store it will be building obsolescence. It will be planning and developing a 20th century concept even though we are 14 years into the 21st century. The future will eventual show it to be the folly that it is.
Louise B. January 24, 2014 at 05:59 pm
As noted in the article, the rate is down because many have stopped looking for jobs. There's noRead More way (yet) to count these people. Since disability claims have skyrockted during the past few years, that is definitely one "haven" that has been used to support people. Unfortunately, it will affect the Social Security system down the road as will the fact that less taxes are being paid into Social Security because less people are working.
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