Tuesday, June 24, 2008

Tuesday Morning One Liners...

Morning blurbs

Fresh Direct is offering groceries and produce at a discount to the entire South Bronx.

Rite Aid Corp. has agreed to pay New Jersey up to $650,000 to settle a lawsuit charging that dozens of its stores in the state sold expired infant formula, baby food, and over-the-counter medications.

Unions plan to rally in favor of the contentious $3 billion Willets Point redevelopment on Thursday at City Hall, as the Bloomberg administration moves closer to getting approval for the project. Last week, the city reached land-purchase agreements with three businesses, but several landowners still oppose the project that will develop housing, retail business, a hotel and convention center on 62 acres in northeast Queens. The public review process has begun, and Community Board 7 held a public meeting last week.

The prospect that Barack Obama will face labor troubles at the Democratic National Convention in Denver this August is increasing.

A&P here yesterday released a summary of year-ago financial results from Pathmark Stores, adjusted to conform with A&P’s financial calendar and to conform with A&P accounting practices.
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A new three-year labor contract has been approved covering more than 4,300 workers at Rite Aid Corp. drug stores in the northern two-thirds of California.
One Blog thinks RWDSU Local 338 President John Durso is calling for government run supermarkets.

Speaking of incentives....Central Grocers here will receive $3.9 million in incentives from Illinois to relocate its distribution center from here to Joliet, Ill.
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Ralphs Supermarkets in California, a division of Kroger Co., Cincinnati, is poised to lower prices at all of its Southern California stores tomorrow, according to an ad in a regional newspaper.
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Online grocer FreshDirect here has selected AirClic, Trevose, Pa., to facilitate the tracking of its grocery delivery orders from its Long Island City warehouse facility to customers' doorsteps.
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