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  • Post #121 - October 6th, 2020, 2:00 pm
    Post #121 - October 6th, 2020, 2:00 pm Post #121 - October 6th, 2020, 2:00 pm
    The olive bar at the Whole Foods by me (in Elmhurst) is back to normal, with the caveat that there is a clear entry and path around the bar so that people don't bump into each other. Didn't even register to me as to if the hot bars were open again (they've been closed since March).
  • Post #122 - October 10th, 2020, 12:56 pm
    Post #122 - October 10th, 2020, 12:56 pm Post #122 - October 10th, 2020, 12:56 pm
    Hi,

    Jewel in Highland Park no longer has floor stickers directing one-way traffic in the aisles.

    The parking lot now has ten parking spaces devoted to picking up grocery orders. I did not see any spot used as I walked in or out.

    Jewel had frozen chicken livers. The price for gizzards was $3.49. If that applied to livers, too, they can keep them.

    Regards,
    Cathy2
    Cathy2

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  • Post #123 - October 10th, 2020, 4:41 pm
    Post #123 - October 10th, 2020, 4:41 pm Post #123 - October 10th, 2020, 4:41 pm
    Cathy2 wrote:Jewel in Highland Park no longer has floor stickers directing one-way traffic in the aisles.
    Cathy2

    I hope more places do away with this convention. I understand why it seemed like a good idea, and applaud the attempt. In my experience, however, it is very confusing, and I have lost count of how many times I have forgotten to look and caught myself going the wrong way down a one-way aisle. The important issue seems to be the distancing, and it doesn't matter from which direction we enter an aisle, the key is how we separate ourselves once we encounter others
  • Post #124 - October 11th, 2020, 3:11 pm
    Post #124 - October 11th, 2020, 3:11 pm Post #124 - October 11th, 2020, 3:11 pm
    Cathy2 wrote:Hi,

    Jewel in Highland Park no longer has floor stickers directing one-way traffic in the aisles.

    Are you sure it's permanent? They pull them up to scrub the floors. OTOH, Mount Prospect didn't have them on Saturday either, so they either use the same floor plan schedule or it's a change in policy.
    What is patriotism, but the love of good things we ate in our childhood?
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  • Post #125 - October 11th, 2020, 3:15 pm
    Post #125 - October 11th, 2020, 3:15 pm Post #125 - October 11th, 2020, 3:15 pm
    HI,

    I was in Lake Forest Jewel, too. No one-way stickers, though there were still the six-foot separation stickers on the floor by the cashiers.

    Regards,
    Cathy2
    Cathy2

    "You'll be remembered long after you're dead if you make good gravy, mashed potatoes and biscuits." -- Nathalie Dupree
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  • Post #126 - October 12th, 2020, 9:56 am
    Post #126 - October 12th, 2020, 9:56 am Post #126 - October 12th, 2020, 9:56 am
    shorty wrote:I am starting to see hot bars at places like Whole Foods and Mariano's. I think that I would rather buy food that is prepackaged at this point.


    They have always had an ick factor just like any buffet that had nothing to do with the pandemic for me.

    Basically, if I wasn't there first or watched some employee just fill it I passed pre-pandemic anyhow with some totally limited exceptions. I have had ick-factor issues with buffets forever. For whatever reason, I would also seem to always see someone or something gross occurring so that reinforced my feelings.
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  • Post #127 - October 14th, 2020, 1:14 pm
    Post #127 - October 14th, 2020, 1:14 pm Post #127 - October 14th, 2020, 1:14 pm
    Pilgrim’s Pride to Pay $110 Million to Settle Charges of Fixing Chicken Prices.
    https://www.nytimes.com/2020/10/14/busi ... m-share-v1
    Never order barbecue in a place that also serves quiche - Lewis Grizzard
  • Post #128 - October 14th, 2020, 2:49 pm
    Post #128 - October 14th, 2020, 2:49 pm Post #128 - October 14th, 2020, 2:49 pm
    "In 2019, Pilgrim’s Pride reported $11.4 billion in sales. It said the $110.5 million fine would be recorded as a “miscellaneous expense” in its next quarterly report."

    $11.4 billion / $110.5 million = < 1%
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  • Post #129 - October 16th, 2020, 3:59 pm
    Post #129 - October 16th, 2020, 3:59 pm Post #129 - October 16th, 2020, 3:59 pm
    I was in the Whole Foods at downtown Evanston yesterday, and they still had the arrows on the floor. Their aisles aren't as wide as Jewels are, and so it is harder to pass somebody going the wrong direction. One thing that I liked is that as I entered the store, they had a sign posted reminding people to wear their mask correctly.

    The last time time I went into Sam's Club a few weeks ago, I was there for probably only 10-15 minutes to pick up a prescription and to purchase a box of Swiss Miss cocoa mix, and I passed at least 10 people that were not wearing their mask correctly, including one employee. I felt like going up to them to ask them to cover their nose, but if I did that I could be there all day stopping people. I wonder if Sam's Club and Walmart still limit the number of customers in the store? When I was in Sam's Club last month, the checkout line went all the way to the back of the store. People were kind of social distancing , but still. I decided I did not want to get in line there. This was on a Saturday.
  • Post #130 - October 16th, 2020, 7:16 pm
    Post #130 - October 16th, 2020, 7:16 pm Post #130 - October 16th, 2020, 7:16 pm
    NFriday wrote:I was in the Whole Foods at downtown Evanston yesterday, and they still had the arrows on the floor. Their aisles aren't as wide as Jewels are, and so it is harder to pass somebody going the wrong direction. One thing that I liked is that as I entered the store, they had a sign posted reminding people to wear their mask correctly.

    The last time time I went into Sam's Club a few weeks ago, I was there for probably only 10-15 minutes to pick up a prescription and to purchase a box of Swiss Miss cocoa mix, and I passed at least 10 people that were not wearing their mask correctly, including one employee. I felt like going up to them to ask them to cover their nose, but if I did that I could be there all day stopping people. I wonder if Sam's Club and Walmart still limit the number of customers in the store? When I was in Sam's Club last month, the checkout line went all the way to the back of the store. People were kind of social distancing , but still. I decided I did not want to get in line there. This was on a Saturday.

    Assuming you have a smartphone, put the Sam’s Club app on it. You scan each item into the app as you shop. When you’re ready to leave, pay with a credit card in the app. You show the QR code as you exit the store. Easy peasy and no lines. There’s free WiFi in the store.
    Never order barbecue in a place that also serves quiche - Lewis Grizzard
  • Post #131 - October 19th, 2020, 6:34 pm
    Post #131 - October 19th, 2020, 6:34 pm Post #131 - October 19th, 2020, 6:34 pm
    Harrison’s Poultry in Glenview on Waukegan just south of Lake-should have plenty of chicken livers. Call ahead.
    What disease did cured ham actually have?
  • Post #132 - October 22nd, 2020, 1:05 pm
    Post #132 - October 22nd, 2020, 1:05 pm Post #132 - October 22nd, 2020, 1:05 pm
    Grocery prices are down from their COVID-19 summer peaks. But here’s why your food bills are still stubbornly high.

    https://www.chicagotribune.com/business ... 7#nws=true
    Never order barbecue in a place that also serves quiche - Lewis Grizzard
  • Post #133 - October 23rd, 2020, 7:15 pm
    Post #133 - October 23rd, 2020, 7:15 pm Post #133 - October 23rd, 2020, 7:15 pm
    Chicago-area grocers stock up to ward off shortages as COVID-19 cases rise. ‘We’re always chasing one thing to the next.’
    After shelves were emptied of goods like toilet paper, canned food and hand sanitizer at the start of the pandemic, Chicago-area grocery stores and suppliers are stocking up to avert shortages as coronavirus cases rise in Illinois.

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