Tuesday, September 2, 2008

Gowanus Whole Foods update, Tuesday Morning One Liners...

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Morning Read: 09/02/2008
The United Food and Commercial Workers Union said it has filed a complaint with the National Labor Relations Board against 2 Sisters Food Group, the primary supplier of prepared foods for Tesco-owned Fresh & Easy Neighborhood Market, over the alleged firing of six workers.
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BJs Wholesale Club, Inc. announced that Herb Zarkin, Chairman and CEO; Laura Sen, President and COO and Frank Forward, CFO will speak at the Goldman Sachs 15th Annual Global Retail Conference on September 4, 2008 at 10:25 a.m. Eastern Time at the Marriott Marquis Hotel in New York City.

NY1 covers Zagats reviews of Amish Market & Agata and Valentina.

The owner of two grocery stores in Bethesda, Md., was sentenced to 12 months and one day in prison last week for failure to collect and pay payroll taxes, according to a statement by the Department of Justice.
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Here's a blog covering the small progress of the Gowanus Whole Foods.

Agriprocessors, the Brooklyn-based company that is the nation’s largest kosher meat producer, is well known for the labor troubles at its meatpacking plant in Iowa — federal agents detained 389 of its workers as illegal immigrants in May, and labor officials in Iowa have accused it of employing 57 under-age workers.

Stretching your dollar at Whole Foods.

Wal-Mart Stores here has transformed more that 1,700 of its Garden Centers into one-stop shops for football tailgaiters. 
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An industry coalition last week submitted a petition to put a measure on the ballot in Seattle, calling for the repeal of a 20-cent tax on both paper and plastic grocery bags, according to reports.
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At least 56 people were arrested Monday after police fired projectiles and used pepper spray and tear gas to disperse a crowd demonstrating near the site of the Republican National Convention.
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1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Here is a story about the UFCW and 2 Sisters issue.


It has some additional info as well.

The blog is www.freshneasybuzz.blogspot.com

Keep up the good work.

UFCW Member

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