Tuesday, May 20, 2008

Tuesday Morning One Liners...

John Fegan, the well-known senior vice president of pharmacy at Ahold USA here, will leave the company next week to become vice president of pharmacy at Winn-Dixie Stores, Jacksonville, Fla.
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NEW YORK — A number of prominent supermarket chains are participating in an American Express an in-store promotion revealed last week that enables shoppers to receive a free Spring Fling Card worth $25 from American Express Incentive Services when they purchase two American Express Gift Cards of any value

Safeway tries downsizing to better fit local needs [Los Angeles Times]
Safeway Stores Inc. jumped into the fray when it quietly opened a 15,000-square-foot store named the Market by Vons in Long Beach on Thursday as part of a test to see whether California shoppers like smaller neighborhood stores.

Safeway responds to Tesco challenge [Financial Times]
Tesco, the UK supermarket group, is eyeing a first direct response from a US competitor to the arrival in the US of its Fresh & Easy markets, with the opening this week by Safeway of a new similarly-sized small grocery store.

Bashas' announced it will cease home delivery of groceries after May 31 as "part of our plan to streamline our operations due to the current economic turndown."
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UFCW Canada takes ban on Ontario farm unions back to court

Whole Foods Market, the largest US natural-foods grocer, dropped the most in more than 18 months after second-quarter profit fell more than analysts estimated and sales growth slowed.

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Wal-Mart Stores Inc is now hiring store managers to work at Marketside, new smaller format stores the world's largest retailer is preparing to open in Arizona.

Policy

Need for more Supermarkets: Key Food Fight
Gristedes Will Reopen [Brooklyn Paper]

The Times Online: Soaring food prices have led to a growing number of middle-class New Yorkers joining an unusual organisation that “dumpster dives” in rubbish bins for food

With Food prices plumping like a frank on a grill, their biggest one-month surge in 18 years, according to Labor Department statistics released yesterday.

City plans on adding 63 more inspectors to enforce construction safety.

Political
The New York Times writes on Anthony Weiner's Mayoral bid.

One of State Senator John Sabini’s longtime Hispanic supporters, Assemblyman Jose Peralta, is signaling that he may be ready to support Sabini’s likely challenger, City Councilman Hiram Monserrate.

Adam Clayton Powell, IV is going forward with his public advocate bid.

And the N.A.A.C.P. chose Benjamin T. Jealous, 35, an activist and former news executive, as its new president on Saturday, making him the youngest leader in the organization’s 99-year history.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

You might find this blog, Fresh & Easy Buzz, interesting regarding Tesco's Fresh & Easy.

www.freshneasybuzz.blogspot.com

There are some posts on it regarding UFCW and Tesco as well.

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