Monday, September 29, 2008

Monday Morning One Liners...

An example of a Trader Joe's storefrontImage via Wikipedia


NY1 has a story/video up on the new Trader Joe's in Brooklyn.

The New York Times writes on Jefferson Market, and the struggles of going through 2 economic crashes.

Brooklyn Paper says "the Boro is salivating" over the new Trader Joes.

Fresh & Easy Up Ante with another 3 in Vegas 

The Tesco-owned grocer said it will open six additional stores in Clark County next month.


Ex-Pathmark Execs Turn Up at Rite Aid
John Standley returns to the drug store operator as president and c.o.o., while Frank Vitrano comes aboard as c.f.o. and chief administrative officer.

Eli Zabar, who owns the decade-old two-story haunt known for its $12 chocolate bars, $30 imported nuts and $95 hams, told a CBS affiliate station in New York that he wanted to be transparent to his customers about the need to raise prices as his energy bills soar. So he's affixed tasteful placards in his store that read "ATTN CUSTOMERS: An energy surcharge of 1.8% will be added to every purchase."

Wal-Mart is aiming at curbing most of their plastic bag use.
After rejecting a new two-year labor agreement for MGP Ingredients, Inc, the United Food and Commercial Workers (UFCW) Local #74D elected late Friday to enact a work stoppage at the company's Atchison, Kan., plant effective at 8 a.m. Saturday. The local is made up of 148 members.

The "Grow Monroe" program was launched last week upstate, and is modeled after King Kullen's buy local produce program in Long Island.

More than 3,500 home care workers averted a strike this week when their union reached a contract agreement with one agency and came to a tentative understanding on a contract with another. 1199 SEIU negotiators signed a 14-month deal with Prestige Care Inc. and reached a tentative agreement on contract terms with Bestcare Inc. Both deals would provide raises and, for the first time, health insurance.

Politics

Brian Foley was joined by over 50 members of four local unions Saturday, including Local 1500 for door-to-door canvassing in Brookhaven. The campaign has received a huge push from organized labor over the last week thanks to seven endorsements of Foley by local unions.

NYT writes on the problems at the Bronx Democratic Party, where last night Assemblyman Jose Rivera was voted out as chairman.

Caroyln McCarthy is facing her biggest challenge this election.

Steven Greenhouse writes the difficulties union members have canvassing for Obama.

The bailout bill will go to the House today, where it faces some opposition from Republicans.


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