While Stop & Shop workers were busy ratifying a new contract this weekend, workers at Shaw's produce warehouse in Methuen were going out on strike, Channel 4 reports. That could mean you'll see only wilted lettuce at your local Shaw's and Star Market - assuming you cross the picket lines the workers could be putting up.... Read more
Boston Police report a guy who made off with a salad from the salad bar at the Pru Shaw's yesterday tried to hold a woman up on Huntington Avenue even as he was stuffing the salad into this mouth.
A security guard who was trailing Hector Tetzaguic, 38, of Dorchester, grabbed him and held him until police arrived, BPD says. He was charged with... Read more
When you walk into Shaw's on Spring Street now, the very first thing you see is a display of Passover foods (except, strangely, macaroons).
Call them Shaw's or Star Market or Shirley, but just make a decision and stick with it already.
No, it's not rapidly increasing food prices. It's that we're all in a food rut:
Shaw's Supermarkets said Tuesday it has forged a partnership with America's Test Kitchen that aims to get shoppers out of what they call a "food rut."
West Bridgewater, Mass.-based Shaw's said the initiative, called "Get Inspired," was designed specifically to stop New Englanders from sleep-shopping through the grocery aisles,... Read more
If you have the mind of a 12-year-old, at least (possibly NSFW):
Carmen knows this because she got his autograph yesterday at the Mt. Auburn Street Shaw's, which snagged him to help celebrate the re-opening of its pharmacy (really).
Marty gives an online attaboy to the guy he spotted doing the Macarena in the baking aisle at the Allston Shaw's when the song came on the PA yeterday:
... Who knew people still knew how to do that one?
Spatch details just how bad these things are:
... I'm not sure who designed the checkout points of purchase at Shaw's supermarkets, but I'm willing to bet it was a friend of the lowest bidder who designed the Charlie Card machines. There are so many stupid little user interface problems with things that it's amazing any actual currency-based commerce is conducted successfully there on... Read more
Marc Stober, a programmer, concludes that the problem with those stupid card readers at Shaw's and Star Market is not stupid programming but bad hardware:
... Theoretically you can touch "Yes" on the touchscreen - I've actually gotten this to work before they started with the tape and notesÃ¢â‚¬â€œbut the touchscreens are so flighty that it hardly ever reads your response (or reads it... Read more
Chris sides with Whole Foods Markets in the whole only-in-Massachusetts Thanksgiving Blue Laws controversy:
... Thanksgiving or no, is there any doubt that one would rather work there than at a Shaw's? Or a question for those who think the blue laws are a lefty, stick-it-to-the-bourgeoisie provision: Which is worse: shopping somewhere on a national holiday or being so price sensitive that you encourage... Read more
Borderline says stay away from Shaw's one day over the next month for ratting out Whole Foods Markets over its proposed Thanksgiving opening (surprise: We still have some Blue Laws):
... Never mind that the Blue Laws are a relic from a different age, and that there thousands of ancient laws on the books that are never enforced, either through official ignorance or deliberate... Read more