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“When checkers at the grocery store started complimenting Sarah Chappelle on her food-shopping savvy — ‘Good save!’ one said approvingly — she figured she was on to something. The proof was in her receipt. Almost overnight, Chappelle had slashed her grocery bill by half. Chappelle’s secret: coupons, grocery-store sales fliers …

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“Whenever Chesapeake resident Katherine Skinner passes a toddler screaming, ‘Mommy, I want that!’ in the supermarket, she confidently pulls the parent aside and shares her secret for no-fuss, speed grocery shopping: Buy food by the byte. Once a week, Skinner visits Farm Fresh’s Internet Express Web site and spends about …

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“After a spectacular implosion, Internet groceries are rolling again. [‘Today’ financial editor] Jean Chatzky tests out one of the on-your-doorstep services… Today, these groceries are legitimate businesses fulfilling about 1 percent of the nation’s $570 billion grocery bill. That may sound like a drop in the bucket, but business is …

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“Wouldn’t it be great to go grocery shopping and for once not have to chase down a clerk to find out where they put the chili powder and anchovy paste? Well, several companies are developing ‘intelligent shopping carts’ that could help you find stuff. You would write up your shopping …

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