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Retail food prices have just been through the longest period of deflation in about 60 years. Joe Raedle/Getty Images hide caption

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Grocery Prices Have Been Falling. Did You Notice?

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The Market Grille in Columbia, Mo. Kristofor Husted/Harvest Public Media hide caption

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Grocery Stores Draw Millennials With In-Store Restaurants

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Analysts say that the experience of shopping at Whole Foods might change in the near future now that the retailer is being bought by Amazon. Stephen Hilger/Bloomberg/Getty Images hide caption

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Author Michael Ruhlman says U.S. grocery stores represent extraordinary luxury that most Americans don't even think about. Kelly Jo Smart/NPR hide caption

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Grocery Stores: 'The Best Of America And The Worst Of America'

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A customer receives a slice of pizza from the prepared food section of the new Whole Foods Market Inc. store in downtown Los Angeles. Prepared foods sold at supermarkets, big-box and convenience stores are a bigger and bigger portion of those companies' profits. Patrick T. Fallon/Bloomberg via Getty Images hide caption

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What's For Dinner? The Options For A Fast Answer Multiply

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The renowned Bangkok Market, located in Los Angeles, is a longtime supermarket for retail and wholesale Thai produce, spices, chili pastes and household products. Doriane Raiman for NPR hide caption

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The Family-Run Thai Market That Feeds LA's Eclectic Food Scene

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A little booze can't hurt: The Hy-Vee grocery chain has added a Market Grille to several of its locations in the Midwest and Great Plains. You can order drinks and dinner before or after you do your grocery shopping. Courtesy of Hy-Vee Market Grille hide caption

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Rank-and-file Market Basket employees show support for ousted CEO Arthur T. Demoulas. Curt Nickisch/WBUR hide caption

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Grocery Chain Workers Want Their CEO Back

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Euclid Market, a corner store in East Los Angeles, recently got a makeover to promote healthier eating. It not only sells more fruits and vegetables, but also offers cooking classes and nutrition education. Courtesy of Margaret Molloy/UCLA Fielding School of Public Health hide caption

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It Takes More Than A Produce Aisle To Refresh A Food Desert

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To make a more healthful version of Edy's Grand Ice Cream, Nestle developed a technology that could cut half the fat and two-thirds of the calories from the frozen treat. Erik S. Lesser/Getty Images hide caption

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A customer scans the shelves at Community Shop, the U.K.'s first "social supermarket." The discount grocery stores are growing in popularity across Europe and are open exclusively to those in need. Courtesy of Community Shop hide caption

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"I bought the stuff at full retail. I own it," says Michael Hallatt, owner of the _irate Joe's grocery in Vancouver. His store faces a lawsuit from Trader Joe's for infringing on its trademark and possibly confusing customers. _irate Joe's hide caption

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