Max Loeb of White Plains, with his bag of groceries from Trader Joe’s in Hartsdale. Photo by Tania Savayan/lohud.
A&P’s bankruptcy made it clear. lohud’s readers are passionate about buying food. The closure of a major chain like A&P affected our community — and groceries, without doubt, are a cultural touchstone here in the Lower Hudson Valley.
Indeed, the landscape of food shopping here is a complex one. There are major chains like Stop&Shop, local chains such as DeCicco’s, big-box discount stores, ethnic markets large and small, and corner stores.
With this project, lohud’s team set out to explain and demystify the industry, design, past, present and future of how we feed our families.
People are passionate about groceries in the Lower Hudson Valley. Video by Tania Savayan/lohud
Find a simple guide to “Groceries.” stories below.
Here is our grocery list.
- Landscape — A&P’s bankruptcy resulted in never-before-seen tectonic shifts.
- Real Estate — Which supermarket opens can be determined by the cost of a square foot.
- Regional — Local, regional chains have learned to define themselves differently.
- Deserts — The distance to your grocery store isn’t necessarily related to how healthy you eat.
- Ethnic — Where do Asian, Latino and Kosher supermarkets fit into the landscape?
- You are where you shop — Where we shop reflects how we view ourselves.
- Layout — Our guide demystifies grocery store design.
- Cults — Chains like Wegmans and Trader Joe’s have inspired rabid fan bases.
- Chicken — Rotisserie chicken opened up the entire prepared foods market.
- Quiz — What Supermarket are You?
- Why this matters — A column by Journal News Editor Traci Bauer.
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