Thursday, September 25, 2008

Peapod expands to N.J., Could a Fairway Market be coming to Bay Ridge?, Eli's adds a new 'energy tax', plus more one liners....

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For the Bay Ridge shoppers who lost a Key Food in June, rumors of a Fairway Market are now circulating.

Shoppers are less than amused about an energy surcharge passed along by a fancy food store in New York City. Eli's, on the upper East Side posted a sign saying: "An energy surcharge of 1.8 percent will be added to every purchase."  Owner Eli Zabar (ZAY'-bahr) concedes that it's "a very arbitrary number" _ but says it's actually low.

The New York Times and residents don't necessarily agree with it.

Supermarket news covered UFCW's NEPAC ceremony.

 
A Sacramento Superior Court judge has rejected an attempt by Ralphs Grocery Co. to restrict informational picketing at a Foods Co store in Sacramento.
A Los Angeles federal grand jury indicted several former Ralphs Grocery Co. employees Friday for conspiring to rehire hundreds of locked-out employees under false names and social security numbers during the Southern California grocery workers strike.

More on this story from the LA Times.

King Kullen was featured on a presentation of  'Going Green Long Island' which will air Saturday, Sept. 27 at 3 p.m., late night Sunday, Sept. 28 at 3 a.m. and Tuesday, Sept. 30 at 1 p.m. on WLIW21. The documentary will also stream in its entirety on www.wliw.org/goinggreenLI.

 
A new smaller Stop & Shop format is anchoring a new plaza in Mass.


They're also is expanding their Gluten Free Foods.

Internet grocer Peapod, LLC and supermarket chain Stop & Shop have opened a new facility to serve New Jersey's Monmouth and Ocean counties, following healthy sales in other parts of the state.

Here's more on the new Peapod in NJ.

Verizon Communications Inc. employees in two unions have ratified a 
three-year contract, giving higher pay and other benefits to about a quarter of the work force.

The Brooklyn Paper has a sneak peak of Trader Joe's in Brooklyn.

One more day until Trader Joe's in Brooklyn.

Article on Feds probing Food Prices, specifically in NYC.

More at AngryMob.

Organizing struggles and Company resistance to go union leads to a union election to take place in a car.

UFCW Strike authorization was approved in Canada for a local store..

Other

A coalition of 10 Northeastern states will take steps this week to check global warming when it conducts the nation's first carbon auction, taking the same approach that curbed lake-killing acid rain.

 New York’s commuter transit system just got a little easier to navigate. The Metropolitan Transportation Authority and Google Inc. on Tuesday unveiled a new online service to help customers find their way around the region’s web of buses and trains.
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