Wicked Local Allston/Brighton reports a man was nabbed at the self-checkout line at the Western Avenue Shaw's hitting the banana price for the red grapes he'd put on the scale.
I was not ready to be confronted with this when I walked into the West Roxbury Shaw's yesterday (it was right at one of the entrances). To paraphrase our own Suldog, "Labor Day comes first!"
Spotted at the Shaw's on Spring Street in West Roxbury. Guess what police district the store is in.
At the West Roxbury Shaw's, which also had a heart-shaped shrimp ring for two (it came with two small containers of cockatail sauce).
The West Roxbury Shaw's still had some of these for sale today - granted, with $1 off with a Shaw's card, but, really, who would buy one?
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.
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 shoplifting and attempted larceny from a person.
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, cooking the same uninspired meals, week after week. ...
What?!? The signs in the freezer aisle aren't inspiration enough?!?
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 a daily basis. I think we'd be much better off going back to the bartering system, only I'd hate to be out of chickens when I need to buy more toilet paper. ...
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 as "No"), so the only reliable way to complete the transaction is to use the Enter button. ...
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 companies to squeeze every ounce of wage from their workers?