Bits and pieces: Trader Joe’s, Wal-Mart and other food news from the web, 1.24.11

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January 24, 2011 by Ashlee Clark Thompson

Oh, snap. Is a Trader Joe's coming to Louisville? Photo courtesy of A Girl with Tea via Flickr.

  • Seems like there’s a lot of drama going around about a Trader Joe’s coming to Louisville. Business First of Louisville cites anonymous sources who say the specialty grocery store chain will make a home in the Shelbyville Road Plaza in St. Matthews. The Courier-Journal says Trader Joe’s is indeed “eyeing” Louisville for a new location. But wait, now the Courier-Journal blog Derby City Cents says it’s not going to happen – at least for two years. Yikes. Chris Otts from the C-J says that the latest on Trader Joe’s is that the store is interested in Louisville; the Derby City Cents post was an older entry. Sorry for the mix up.
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  • Kraft has invented a vending machine that scans and analyzes your face to determine what you want to eat, according to Gawker. I can’t decide if this is awesome or creepy.
  • Wal-Mart will lower the amount of unhealthy salts, fats and sugars in its Great Value-brand packaged foods, according to an article in the New York Times. From the article:

The initiative came out of discussions the company has been having with Michelle Obama, the first lady … Aides say it is the first time Mrs. Obama has thrown her support behind the work of a single company.

  • Hillbilly Tea, a previous $10 Challenge site, hosts a knitting group on Sunday nights. Check out Consuming Louisville for more information. The restaurant has wonderful food, and the addition of knitting makes the place even better.

One thought on “Bits and pieces: Trader Joe’s, Wal-Mart and other food news from the web, 1.24.11

  1. Chris Otts says:

    Ashlee, the latest is that Trader Joe’s is interested in Louisville. The post you cited about it not being in the two-year plan is an older one from early last month.

    Here’s the latest: http://blogs.courier-journal.com/derbycitycents/2011/01/21/trader-joes-in-louisville-shopping-center-rep-wont-confirm-report/

    Chris from Derby City Cents

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