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Entries Tagged as 'Consumer issues'

Discovering an employee-owned supermarket chain

June 16th, 2015 · 3 Comments

Disclosure: We arrived in Des Moines, Iowa, a few days ago. Meda is here to make several presentations to judges and other court personnel, and I’m along as her escort. So far, it’s the land of thunderstorms and rising rivers. After landing, we went looking for the nearest grocery store to pick up some supplies, […]

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Tags: Business · Consumer issues · Labor

Comments on this bottle of Costco wine

June 11th, 2015 · 1 Comment

With Kamehameha Day closing in, we indulged with a nicer-than-usual bottle of wine from Costco last night (and, in the process, exposing the cheapskate budget wine we usually restrict ourselves to). We were walking through Costco late this afternoon, and I picked up this bottle which was $4 above the top of our normal price […]

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Tags: Consumer issues · Food

Browse disciplinary actions against professional licensed by the state

June 9th, 2015 · No Comments

It’s always fun to discover a new source of online data. That’s what happened this morning, as I was browsing the latest list of disciplinary actions taken by the various licensing boards administered by the Department of Commerce and Consumer Affairs. I get the list via email when it is released, and it’s also available […]

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Tags: Consumer issues · Sunshine

Our chairs get a fresh look

June 5th, 2015 · 3 Comments

We’re just in the process of recovering the cushions on our vintage chairs. We’ve got four rattan chairs, five-strand, and two other old fashioned wood chairs. Six chairs, twelve cushions. We chose an indoor-outdoor fabric by Sunbrella, which we’re hoping will resist both cats and fading, at least for a while. A friend put us […]

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Tags: Consumer issues

Looking for organic products? Maybe you need to check Costco.

June 2nd, 2015 · 4 Comments

You might be surprised to learn that Costco now appears to sell more organic produce than any other retailer in the U.S., according to recent reports. I was. Organics are now very big business, not the niche market that they used to represent. And perhaps 10% of overall sales of organic products are made by […]

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Tags: Business · Consumer issues