Monday, July 7, 2008

Monday Morning One Liners

Downtown express writes on the new 69,000 square foot Whole Foods in Tribeca.

The union representing 5,000 workers at 27 Metro Vancouver Save-On-Foods stores has accepted a mediator's recommendations for a new five-year contract.

A&P has converted one of its freestanding liquor stores here to its new Best Cellars at A&P format, the first manifestation of the company's ownership of the Best Cellars wine chain.
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Two supervisors at a kosher meatpacking plant in Iowa where hundreds of illegal immigrants were rounded up in May were arrested Thursday on criminal immigration charges.

Wal-Mart is putting it's focus on local produce.

A Chowhound thread has bloggers conversing over Whole Foods consistently over charging customers.

Wegmans Food Markets here last week warned consumers not to fall victim to a scam that involves fraudulent checks bearing the company’s name.
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Following a three-month pause, Fresh & Easy Neighborhood Market yesterday opened its 62nd store, in Manhattan Beach, Calif.

Other

Reverend Billy is back in the news.

The nation’s pediatricians are recommending wider cholesterol screening for children and more aggressive use of cholesterol-lowering drugs starting as early as the age of 8 in hopes of preventing adult heart problems.


The Evidence Gap: Costly Cancer Drug Offers Hope, but Also a Dilemma
By GINA KOLATA and ANDREW POLLACK
Avastin, which can cost as much as $100,000 a year, has become one of the most popular cancer drugs, but studies show it prolongs life by only a few months.

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