Trader Joe's, the most innovative grocery store? That's the case Atlantic Media Fellow Alessandra Ram has made, pointing to how the supermarket continues to evolve by listening to its conscientious shoppers.
It’s not surprising that the green movement has found its way into the world of event planning and catering—from weddings to product launches to graduation celebrations—where food plays a big role in the festivities.
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For some people, luxury is still what it was before the recession: $2,295 python satchels from Michael Kors , $62,000 Porsche Spyder sports cars, $500 spa days in Beverly Hills.
But now people are splurging on locally organic foods and eco-friendly lifestyles. The new luxury consumers are looking for ways to contribute to sustainability and looking at purchaes geared towards functionality.
Los Angeles became the largest city in the nation Wednesday to adopt a ban on plastic bags at supermarket checkout lines.
Do you remember Bring Your Own Beer in College? Well it now applies to all LA grocery Store Shoppers. If you forget your own bag or bags your are charged 10 cents per bag. This fee has led to a 94% reduction in use of those plastic bags.