Monday, August 18, 2008

Wal-Mart unionized in Canada, Monday Morning One liners...


Street sign for Wal*Mart Drive near Gordon, Pe...Image via Wikipedia
Employees at a Wal-Mart Stores Inc. outlet in Canada won an arbitrator-imposed contract on Friday, becoming the giant retailer's only location in North America with a collective agreement in place.

AP picked up the story as well.

Trade reports out of the United Kingdom last week said Fresh &  Easy Neighborhood Market here is preparing to scout locations in Chicago in advance of a possible move there.

Fresh & Easy Neighborhood Market here has reportedly pulled its application for a liquor license at a store it opened earlier this month in Van Nuys, Calif., after the Los Angeles City Council said it would vote on whether to rescind the license that was pending.

Yet another Eli Zabar profile, this time in the "New Yorker"

ROCHESTER, N.Y. — As part of an effort to control retail prices Wegmans here is improving its operating efficiency. “Examples include lowering our electricity costs with new technology and re-lamping of stores and distribution center,” said Mary Ellen Burris, senior vice president of consumer affairs for Wegmans,

Eatontown NJ Pathmark to close: Great Atlantic & Pacific Tea Co. will close its Pathmark store on Route 36, citing the store's poor performance, the company said Wednesday.

Trader Joe's Brooklyn:  A photo emerges of the Trader Joe's under construction on Atlantic Avenue in Cobble Hill [McBrooklyn via Racked

Politics

Republicans could lose control of State Senate ;Nearly 70 years of Republican domination of the State Senate could end after the fall elections


Bloomberg Encourages Staff to Watch the Clock; As of Monday, Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg has 500 days left in office


Hungry?
Arby's Restaurant Group, the fast food chain whose New York City presence includes just three Queens outposts, plans to open 41 new locations in Manhattan, Brooklyn and the Bronx in the next decade.



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