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The secret life of groceries : the dark miracle of the American supermarket / Benjamin Lorr.

Lorr, Benjamin, (author.).

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  • 1 of 1 copy available at Sage Library System. (Show)
  • 1 of 1 copy available at Hood River County Library District.

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Summary:

"In this page-turning exposé, author Benjamin Lorr pulls back the curtain on this highly secretive industry. Combining deep sourcing, immersive reporting, and sharp, often laugh-out-loud prose, Lorr leads a wild investigation, asking what does it take to run a supermarket? How does our food get on the shelves? And who suffers for our increasing demands for convenience and efficiency? In this journey, we learn the secrets of Trader Joe's success from Trader Joe himself; drive with truckers caught in a job they call "sharecropping on wheels"; break into industrial farms with activists to learn what it takes for a product to earn certification labels like "fair trade" and "free range"; follow entrepreneurs as they fight for shelf space, learning essential tips, tricks, and traps for any new food business; and journey with migrants to examine shocking forced labor practices through their eyes. The product of five years of research and hundreds of interviews across every level of the business, The Secret Life of Groceries is essential reading for those who want to understand our food system - delivering powerful social commentary on the inherently American quest for more and compassionate insight into the lives that provide it."
Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Circulation Modifier Age Hold Protection Active/Create Date Status Due Date
Hood River County Library LP 381.456413 LOR 2021 (Text) 33892100734350 Adult New Books Book None 04/20/2021 Available -

Record details

  • ISBN: 9781643588643
  • ISBN: 1643588648
  • Physical Description: 488 pages (large print) ; 23 cm
  • Edition: Center Point Large Print edition.
  • Publisher: Thorndike, Maine : Center Point Large Print, 2021.

Content descriptions

General Note:
Regular print version previously published by: Avery.
Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes bibliographical references (pages 425-488).
Summary, etc.:
"In this page-turning exposé, author Benjamin Lorr pulls back the curtain on this highly secretive industry. Combining deep sourcing, immersive reporting, and sharp, often laugh-out-loud prose, Lorr leads a wild investigation, asking what does it take to run a supermarket? How does our food get on the shelves? And who suffers for our increasing demands for convenience and efficiency? In this journey, we learn the secrets of Trader Joe's success from Trader Joe himself; drive with truckers caught in a job they call "sharecropping on wheels"; break into industrial farms with activists to learn what it takes for a product to earn certification labels like "fair trade" and "free range"; follow entrepreneurs as they fight for shelf space, learning essential tips, tricks, and traps for any new food business; and journey with migrants to examine shocking forced labor practices through their eyes. The product of five years of research and hundreds of interviews across every level of the business, The Secret Life of Groceries is essential reading for those who want to understand our food system - delivering powerful social commentary on the inherently American quest for more and compassionate insight into the lives that provide it." -- Provided by publisher.
Subject: Supermarkets > United States > Management.
Grocery trade > United States.
Food supply > United States.
Large type books.
Genre: Large type books.

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