Salvage grocers thrive
Published 08/04/2009, Associated Press
You won’t find a perfectly ripe tomato at Martin Palumbo’s grocery store. You won’t even find a perfect can of tomatoes.
What you will find are lots of dented cans of tomatoes, and a growing number of customers hungry for these and other staples sold at deep discounts, such as cereal boxes crushed by forklifts and bottles of salad dressing past their “sell-by” dates.