Thursday, October 9, 2008

Associated Supermarket cheats workers, Thursday Morning One Liners...

The top two executives at an Associated supermarket in Brooklyn were arrested on Wednesday on charges that they had cheated workers out of more than $300,000 and had falsified business records that they gave to state officials.


Health Care for America Now, a coalition of liberal, labor, women's and Latino groups, has released a new ad critical of health care proposals put forth by John McCain and several Republican congressional candidates....Here for the Video....Here for the story



Edmonton and Calgary Superstore employees narrowly accepted a new contract yesterday. 



UFCW 8-Golden State President Jacques Loveall announced today that the union is expanding its informational picketing campaign against non-Union Foods Co stores to Fresno
 

BJ's food sales rose by double digits in September.




Eighteen percent of shoppers would never again set foot in a particular store if they believe it's unclean, according to a study conducted by M/A/R/C Research. Indeed, while cleanliness has long been associated with a high opinion of a particular store, the study found 46 percent of consumers deeming a clean shopping environment as extremely important.


Tesco is adding Fresh and Easy stores to Las Vegas.


Steve Burd, chairman, president and chief executive officer of Safeway, has been presented with the 2008 SPIRIT award by the U.S. Labor Department, recognizing Safeway’s leadership in furthering employment opportunities for people with disabilities.
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Wal-Mart Same Store Sales Up, But Miss Forecast. The world's largest retailer reported same-store sales in September rose 2.4 percent, slightly lower than analyst expectations of 2.5 percent

 
Fresh & Easy Neighborhood Market here said its investment in a massive solar panel installation at its warehouse here is providing nearly 75% of the facility’s energy needs and helping keep its grocery prices affordable.
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Political

Nassau County, traditionally one of the nation's most powerful Republican strongholds, has turned Democratic, according to Jay Jacobs, Nassau Democratic chairman. The party leader said Democrats closed the gap in voter registration, as of 11 a.m. yesterday, and by day's end had a 328,582 to 328,461 enrollment edge over county Republicans 

A broad-based Flushing/Corona community development group has strongly urged every City Councilmember to vote for the Willets Point redevelopment plan when it comes before the council for final approval in the near future.

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