Rainbow Grocery Will Cease 20 Percent Discount Days in October

Mission Local has a scoop that will likely send shockwaves through the San Francisco foodie community: Rainbow Grocery, San Francisco's much-beloved health food cooperative, will be curtailing its 20-percent-off midweek coupons at the end of this month.

The worker-owners voted months ago to stop issuing the coupons that the co-op's devotees eagerly tear from their phone books (and their neighbors'), offering 20 percent off their grocery bill every Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday. While Rainbow purportedly turned a profit on those days, the droves of customers flooding the store were overwhelming the employees and driving away longtime shoppers.  

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