Big Y Will Say ‘Hi!’ (Personally); Sugar-Syrup Relations Turn Sour

• Apparently Big Y heard us when we complained about self-checkout kiosks: The Massachusetts grocery chain is getting rid of ‘em in favor of more cashiers. [BBJ]

• Sugar refiners are suing corn-syrup processors, and needless to say, relations between the two are anything but sweet. [ABC News]

• Josh Ozersky ponders an eternal mystery: Why are Jews so smitten with Chinese food? [Time]

• Chipotle’s South Asian spinoff, ShopHouse Kitchen, debuts Thursday in D.C. P.F. Chang’s, it’s on. [NRN]

• With poor eating habits, little exercise, and smoking, China is basically turning into America circa 1965, and they have the same chronic diseases to show for it. [WP]

• Underground Secret Dining in Jakarta trumps anything the kids are doing in Brooklyn or San Francisco: Guests have no idea what will be served until they show up. [SceneAsia/WSJ]

• New research about deals sites suggest people are just as much suckers for small discounts as large ones. [NRN]

Big Y Will Say ‘Hi!’ (Personally); Sugar-Syrup Relations Turn Sour