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meat diaper

meat diaper  n.— «You won’t find this very easily in a regular supermarket becuase you pay by the weight and blood is heavy, making the price higher. This is why you often find that pad (known as a meat diaper) under the meat to absorb the...

Tescopoly

Tescopoly  n.— «It was Tesco’s seeming ability to act with impunity that fuelled Simms’ determination to write a book exposing how the inexorable rise of supermarkets is bad for everyone—from poorly paid workers in the field, to small...

meatlift

meatlift  v.— «Every supermarket detective—or “loss-prevention specialist,” as many prefer to be called—has an offbeat meatlifting story to share. There’s the one about the lady who seemingly defied the laws of physics by...

canner

canner  n.— «Eight months ago, a nonprofit organization in Midtown that served as a redemption center also closed up shop, leaving scores of Manhattan-based “canners,” as many can and bottle collectors call themselves, with no...

ditch the line

ditch the line  v.— «People that bother me the most are people that “ditch” in line. It happens to me at the deli counter at the supermarket, the check out line in stores, and just about any place imaginable. This is not...

stork parking

stork parking  n.— «A sign we hadn’t seen before: “Stork Parking,” marking a choice spot for new and expectant mothers. It’s outside a supermarket in a new shopping center in Edgewater, Anne Arundel County. Nice touch...

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