Monday, March 3, 2008

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Here's an update on Local 1529's new ratified contract with Kroger.

Supermarket News covers Stop & Shops "Low Prices Everyday" program.

Austin, Texas-based Whole Foods Market Inc. debuted a 50,000-sq.-ft. store, which it is dubbing a "groceraunt," in the Northeast Valley area near Phoenix, according to The Arizona Republic. The new Whole Foods, Company marketers have named the new store, which is also LEED-ceritified, a "groceraunt," a combination grocery store and restaurant, because of the wide variety of products and services offered at this location. With about 200 employees--many who are specialists in the sections where they work--the store features several mini-restaurants such as the Smokehouse Grill and the Asian Express,

Last week Employees at 82 Safeway stores across Alberta voted to approve new contracts

NY Times (editorial): A Streetcart Named Healthy:

Health experts have taken to calling low-income neighborhoods “food deserts,” and it is easy to see why. Supermarkets are usually in short supply and specialty produce and health-food stores are even rarer…Mayor Michael Bloomberg and the City Council have come up with an innovative solution. Pressed by Speaker Christine Quinn, the Council withstood protests from the retail food industry and approved 1,000 new licenses for mobile fruit and vegetable stands — designating them for the parts of the city that need them most.

Politics

If you didn't see Hillary on SNL this weekend, check it out here.

In Ohio...Unions Count...

Charles Barron is visiting Cuba to study the health care system.

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