Thursday, September 11, 2008

Fresh & Easy, Whole Foods does the right thing for Florida workers, Thursday Morning One Liners...

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Fresh & Easy Neighborhood Market here said yesterday it plans to introduce more than 200 additional private-label products by the end of the year.
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Whole Foods Market said it will work with the 4,000-plus member Coalition of Immokalee Workers (CIW), the Florida-based farm worker organization that is promoting the Campaign for Fair Food, to help improve wages and working conditions for Florida tomato pickers.

JBS Swift fires about 100 Muslims for 'violation' of union contract

 Wal-Mart said it is celebrating Hispanic Heritage month through a national campaign that provides information and resources for the pursuit of higher education. 



More trendier small-box stores: The Market, a 14,000-square-foot grocery store its developers say is a "state-of-the-art" store taking advantage of the trend toward smaller stores specializing in fresh foods and essential groceries, is set to open here next week, published reports said.
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Walgreens in Illinois, is challenging the legality of a recently passed San Francisco ordinance that will ban sales of tobacco products at pharmacies there beginning Oct. 1, according to published reports.
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Thousands of grocery store workers throughout Saskatchewan are taking a strike vote to pressure their employer to ante up in contract talks.

Developer Bruce Ratner said he will break ground on the $4 billion Brooklyn Atlantic Yards project in December.

Political

 Upstate primaries may help topple State Senate majority Three primaries in the Buffalo area yesterday could help determine whether Democrats take control of the State Senate in January for the first time in more than 40 years

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1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Are you aware that Tesco Fresh & Easy does not accept government WIC vouchers from poor mothers?

That means if it does put stores in low-income neighborhoods the lowest income working mothers can't use the vouchers to buy infant formula, juice and the like for their kids.

See here from this blog:

http://freshneasybuzz.blogspot.com/2008/09/analysis-commentary-should-tescos-fresh.html

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