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The secret life of groceries [Playaway] : The dark miracle of the American supermarket
Title:
The secret life of groceries [Playaway] : The dark miracle of the American supermarket
ISBN:
9781665087186
Physical Description:
1 audio media player : digital, HD audio ; 3 3/8 x 2 1/8 in.
General Note:
Playaway.

Release date supplied by publisher.

Issued on Playaway LIGHT, a dedicated audio media player.

One set of earphones and one AAA battery required for listening.
Abstract:
"What does it take to run a grocery store? How does our food get on the shelves? Who sets the prices? And who suffers the consequences of our increasing demands for efficiency? Combining deep sourcing, immersive reporting, and sharp, often laugh-out-loud prose, author Benjamin Lorr pulls back the curtain on a highly secretive industry. Starting from the top, we learn the secrets of Trader Joe's success from founder Trader Joe Coulombe himself, but then quickly move down the chain to more hidden places: driving with truckers who describe their job as 'sharecropping on wheels'; following entrepreneurs as they struggle to get their product on shelves; breaking into factories with activists to examine our system of ethical audits, such as "fair trade" and "free range"; and tracing the paths of trafficked migrants in Myanmar and Thailand to understand life at the bottom of the commodity chain." -- Provided by publisher.