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6 Things You Should NEVER Buy at a Grocery Store

6 Things You Should NEVER Buy at a Grocery Store

Health
There’s a right way to do your grocery shopping — and, almost by definition, a wrong way. In search of higher profits, supermarkets try to woo you with products that are more convenient, but also more expensive. These products include ready-made items that can be prepared much more cheaply at home, produce you’d be better off buying in its simplest form, and non-food items that are significantly less expensive at other retailers.I asked a couple of budget-minded bloggers to help me identify which supermarket offerings can blow your food budget — and then I ran the numbers myself. (To avoid having the results skewed by the high grocery prices in New York City, where most of MONEY’s staff lives, I used pricing from a Kroger supermarket in Mount Pleasant, Mich.)Here are the items to avoid.Pre
Can a Snap Store Keep the Rebound Going?

Can a Snap Store Keep the Rebound Going?

Finance
Snap (NYSE: SNAP)  may have posted surprisingly strong results for the fourth quarter, with higher revenues and more daily average users. But does the idea of the Snapchat parent selling plush toys and T-shirts make you want to buy its merch -- and its stock -- or does it have you dropping that 10-foot pole you were holding onto and running even farther away?Snapping a streakThere's a lot to like in Snap's Q4 report, but one quarter doesn't make a trend. The company needs to build on it, and at first glance, it doesn't look like its new app store will help it do that. Instead, it appears to be another ineffectual gesture the company has been making as it casts about for an identity. But if you dig a little deeper, there really may be something for investors to...
5 Supermarkets Share the Secret Store Policies You Should Be Taking Advantage Of

5 Supermarkets Share the Secret Store Policies You Should Be Taking Advantage Of

Health
Almost every week, you can find me zipping through the aisles of my local Trader Joe's as I look for the healthiest food to pile into my cart.Given the unending crowds that Trader Joe's is famous for, I often whiz right past the new products that the retailer puts out (like those butternut fries). But recently, an employee saw me eyeing some sliced oven-roasted turkey that I hadn't seen before, and he asked if I wanted to try it.I was shocked when he ripped open the package right on the spot and offered me a slice. Then he explained that Trader Joe's customers can actually try most products before buying them. For free. I was floored. This is on a whole other level than those sad samples they plop into paper cups at most stores.Before you go hog-wild: The policy doesn't apply to alcoholic ...
House of Fraser aims to cut store rents

House of Fraser aims to cut store rents

Business
The House of Fraser department store chain has confirmed that it is seeking to reduce rents on some of its stores.The retailer confirmed that it had written to some landlords asking for their "support".The move, first reported by Sky News, suggests that it could be struggling after a tough Christmas for retailers.House of Fraser, which is due to reveal its Christmas trading figures next week, closed stores in Leicester and Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire, last year.Rival chain Debenhams issued a profit warning this week after reporting disappointing Christmas trading.It said like-for-like sales in the UK fell 2.6% for the 17 weeks to 30 December amid a "volatile and competitive" market.A House of Fraser spokesperson said: "We can confirm that we have contacted some of our landlords asking for t...
The Best and Worst Butter from the Grocery Store

The Best and Worst Butter from the Grocery Store

Health
This article originally appeared on ExtraCrispy.com.Is there anything in your kitchen more useful and universally beloved than butter? From your morning toast to your afternoon pasta to your evening beurres and sautees to that midnight slice of cake, butter makes everything delicious. All butter is good, but not all butter is created equal. Some butters are better for savory dishes, others for desserts. Some butters are at their best out of the refrigerator, while others achieve maximum flavor once melted. I tasted ten butters (all salted) and separated the delicious from the merely buttery. Here they are, ranked from not-the-best to the best.10. LucerneLucerne doesn’t have much of a taste and takes a while to soften, both in terms of preparing for recipes and spreading on toast. This is a