As businesses respond to the coronavirus pandemic, New Pioneer Food Co-op decided to close its doors on certain days to help meet the demand for its shopping service, Co-op Cart. New Pi operates stores in Cedar Rapids, Coralville and Iowa City, offering local, organic, and natural foods. Customers don’t need to be members to shop […]
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Lucky’s Market begins clearance sales af
IOWA CITY – More than three years after opening to crowds in Iowa City, the state’s first Lucky’s Market will be closing its doors. Related: Three-way grocery store race Lucky’s made this announcement on Facebook: “After more than three and a half years of serving the local community, we regret to inform you that we […]
New Pi offers free Thanksgiving food sam...
New Pioneer Food Co-op will offer free food samples from its local farmers to preview Thanksgiving in Cedar Rapids, this Sunday, Nov. 6, and next Sunday, Nov. 13, at its Coralville store. The Cedar Rapids location opened in 2014 at 3338 Center Point Rd. NE. The Coralville store is located at 1101 Second St. You […]
Hy-Vee launches “attack ad” on New Pione
CEDAR RAPIDS – Iowa’s caucus season has ended, but the negative campaigning appears to have a residual effect. Hy-Vee, with a dozen grocery stores and pharmacies in the Cedar Rapids area and more than 230 stores in the Midwest, recently sent out a flyer touting its HealthMarket; those aisles devoted to organic and gluten-free products […]
New Pi anniversary celebration continues...
CEDAR RAPIDS – It’s been one year since New Pioneer Food Co-op opened the doors to its new Cedar Rapids store and the celebration continues. Part of the festivities are at the Cedar Rapids store, at 3338 Center Point Rd. NE, with more happening at their stores in Coralville and Iowa City. See photos from […]
New Pi offers Thanksgiving feast samples...
CEDAR RAPIDS – When you say New Pi and “free food” in the same breath, you know it’s going to be crazy big. I was at the opening celebration of the New Pioneer Food Co-op in Cedar Rapids and the store, at 3338 Center Point Rd. NE, was packed, so I’d expect nothing less during […]
New Pi continues local brew craze with R...
Lately, it seems that any event scheduled around a beer tasting or with the promise of local brews is guaranteed to sell out. Museums host discussions over beer, churches are going into bars and craft beer festivals are growing in popularity. The latest “local” beer phenomenon involves one of my favorite topics: locally grown foods.
Local artist “draws” attention to local
By Cindy Hadish/For the Corridor Business Journal Artist Thomas Agran barely has a chance to dip his brush to resume painting before the comments begin. “Nice work,” a man driving past in a van shouts, giving a “thumbs-up.” A woman traveling by in a car also gives her approval. “I think people get really excited […]
New Pioneer to eliminate plastic bags at...
New Pioneer Food Co-op will no longer offer handled plastic bags at the checkout counter, as of the end of August. The co-op will still offer paper bags at checkout and plans to give away reusable bags for several days in the coming weeks. Cities in California were among the first in the United States […]
New Lucky’s Market opens to crowds in Io
By Cindy Hadish/Homegrown Iowan IOWA CITY – The first Lucky’s Market in Iowa opened this week at the former Sycamore Mall in Iowa City and joins other grocery stores that have opened in recent months with a focus on local products. “It’s just really great food at a really great price,” Lucky’s regional manager, Mike […]