Thursday, August 14, 2008

Food Cellar opens, BJ's Warehouse in Brooklyn, top news...

Our organizing efforts against irresponsible employers throughout the five boroughs has been highlighted in a Daily News article today:
According to the Neighborhood Retail Alliance, BJ's stores gross more than a million dollars a week in sales and attract around 7,000 cars a day. Their impact on the existing supermarkets would be nothing short of devastating. Read it here

Here's what the Neighborhood Retail Alliance had to say.

Crain's covered the 'Food Cellar' opening in LIC, and specifically notes "There are no plans yet for moderately-priced supermarkets such as C-Town or Key Foods"

Here's the Queens West blog on the Food Cellar prices.

The A.F.L.-C.I.O and three other pro-labor groups will urge the Federal Election Commission on Thursday to rule that Wal-Mart acted illegally by warning many store managers and department heads that a Democratic victory in November would hurt the company by helping workers unionize.

Vornado Realty Trust said Wednesday it has formed a joint venture with India's Reliance Industries to invest in shopping centers in India.

Great Atlantic & Pacific Tea Co. will close its Pathmark store in NJ on Route 36 in Eatontown sometime this fall, a spokeswoman said today.

Deal between Kroger and UFCW averts a strike.

More from Forbes.

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