Supermarket bars transform shopping from chore to cheery
January 31st, 2013
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Your household may have to fight over who gets to do the next grocery run, especially if more than one of you enjoys an adult beverage.

As grocery stores look for new ways to bring in shoppers, one innovation has been the addition of beer and wine bars that allow customers to enjoy a drink while they collect their groceries.

Whole Foods Market has embraced this idea with approximately 70 stores across the country offering numerous beers on tap and different wines to explore.
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Bargain-seeking bidders score big at grocery auctions
September 20th, 2012
11:15 AM ET
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"Somebody give me a six dollar bill to start. A six in the hand."

Auctioneer Doug Allen rapidly runs off numbers into a microphone trying to find the highest bidder in the crowd. Over 100 people have shown up in this volunteer fire department's banquet hall in Severna, Maryland, where there are hundreds of items to be sold off.

Unlike auctions held by Christie's or Sotheby's, Allen is not auctioning off a Picasso or a Monet. The item up for bid is a cardboard box full of Rold Gold pretzel snack bags. Doug Allen and his wife Kathy are holding a grocery auction.
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