Video: Chicago co-ops gain momentum as sustainability, locavore movements grow

By Grace Austin Today’s food co-ops in Chicago are not your hippie commune cooperatives of the 1960s and 1970s. They are for-profit businesses that are focused on local, healthy and sustainable produce and goods. But they are keeping the democratic nature of a traditional co-op as well as the emphasis on community engagement and philanthropy […]

Growth Slowdown Hits Kroger Shares

By Xuanyan Ouyang Kroger Co. turned in year-end earnings that modestly topped analyst forecasts, but the grocery chain’s shares took a tumble after officials warned that sales growth will slow in the coming year. In the 2015 fourth quarter ended January 30, the Cincinnati-based grocer’s net earnings rose 7.9 percent to $559 million, or 57 […]